I have only ever washed my hair loose twice since September. Today was the second time and never again! I shaved my head/BC'ed on NYE 2010 and I kept all my 6 inches so thats all the hair that i have. I usually wash and DC in twists, and wear a wig over it. But today I got the genius idea to do it loose and it was torture detangling and retwisting my hair afterwards.