Brianna N
Super October 2019

Hair washing/ conditioning question!

Brianna N, on September 23, 2019 at 8:12 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 52
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Hey guysSmiley smile When I had my hair trial my HMUA basically implied that I shouldn't wash my hair everyday and should only condition my ends. I wash my hair every day because it gets oily/greasy very quickly and I use conditioner all over because my hair gets dry and tangled when I wash it 馃槴 what do you guys do?
For those who dont wash your hair everyday, do you still get it wet and rinse it or just keep it dry? Do you use conditioner all over or just on the ends?
Thanks guys!Smiley smile

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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura
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    I wash & condition every other day. I鈥檝e heard from multiple hair dressers that washing your hair everyday strips it of natural oils it needs to be healthy. I will say, my hair has been softer and less likely to get all knotted up since I went to every other day.
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  • A
    Dedicated March 2021
    Ali
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    You should look into getting a clarifying shampoo. This helps get rid of all that nasty build up on your scalp. I have the same problem but more is less when it comes to conditioner. The conditioner can make your roots extremely oily. No more than a quarter size amount. You want to appIy the conditioner to the roots first then work up. Use very little on the top of your head. I use Monat and have been on it for a year and my hair has never been this amazing. I know its not for everybody but it truly turned my hair from a dry frizzy mess to soft and shiny. It even made me start looking for hair color that was better for my hair as I dye it every few months.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    I have the same problem. My hair gets greasy if I dont watch it. Lately I have been shampooing every other day but conditioning every day with a very small amount of conditioner. I have tried doing it every other day completely but my hair just gets so greasy and I feel gross during the day.
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  • Leah
    Dedicated September 2019
    Leah
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    I wash every other or every two days with dry shampoo on the in between days. I shampoo and condition every time I wash and do the same as others have mentioned and start at the ends with conditioner and work my way up with very little at the roots.
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2020
    Samantha
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    Don鈥檛 condition all over, it will make your roots greasy. Just do the ends, like your hairdresser suggested. I have the same problem, my hair gets greasy quickly and because my hair is light it鈥檚 very noticeable. But I was getting really bad product build up and my hairdresser insisted I wash no more than every other day, ideally less than that. My hair adjusted and doesn鈥檛 get as oily. I don鈥檛 make an effort to keep it dry on days I don鈥檛 wash it. As long as you鈥檙e not shampooing the oils in your hair aren鈥檛 being stripped and it鈥檒l make your hair softer and healthier.
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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N
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    Thank you guys!!
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
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    I only wash my hair twice a week(body every day), and use shampoos without sulphates. Sulphates(foaming agent) is damaging to hair, that鈥檚 probably why your hair might feel like it needs conditioner all over it. Don鈥檛 condition your scalp, the bottom of the hair only. Tea tree oil is good for greasy hair but only use it if you don鈥檛 dye because it can strip color.
    As someone with oily hair and skin, the less you scrub it the healthier it will be. When you strip the natural oils then your body freaks out and produces a lot more. Even if it sucks for a couple weeks, ween off washing your hair so much, it鈥檒l be so much healthier.
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    Some dry shampoo is a good option! I use it in between twice-a-week hair washes to keep the roots fresh

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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N
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    Do you have a favorite brand?
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    I really like Batiste. There's different scents to choose from!

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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique
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    I wasH my hair 2 times a week. I use dry shampoo and put my hair up in between.
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  • Nicole
    Super July 2020
    Nicole
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    I wash and condition every other day, though I鈥檒l try to push it multiple days if I can. When I do wash it, I only condition the length of my hair (not the scalp and not just the tips) and shampoo the scalp. The only thing that really needs to be shampooed is your scalp where your follicles and glands are. I notice that the more I wash my hair, the faster it gets noticeably oily (and mine is super noticeable with my fine, dirty blonde hair). Trying to go longer without washing it has helped make it stay cleaner longer. It still gets oily faster than some other people I know, but it鈥檚 better than it was. Sometimes I鈥檒l rinse it with water between washes if it鈥檚 oiler than I want it to be, but otherwise I鈥檒l just wear it up so it鈥檚 not as noticeable.
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  • Jacquelyn
    Dedicated November 2020
    Jacquelyn
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    I wash my hair 2 to 3 times a week during the summer and during winter I can go longer than a week. I don't wet my hair every time cause my hair is thick and I have a good amount of it, so I use a shower cap. Sometimes I do wet it when I want to do a different hairstyle.

    It sounds like you need dry shampoo and a good detangler. Shampooing everyday will strip your hair of its natural oils and will make it think it needs to produce more oil, hence the very oily scalp when you don't shampoo and conditioning them also adds to the oil factor, so use very little (if any) conditioner on the roots. Start with one day in between washes and then two and gradually start to increase and see how far you can take it. It's different for everyone. Also your ends typically get very dry since it's a long way for the natural oils to go from your scalp to the ends, so condition the ends every time you wet your hair, whether you're shampooing or not. Doing an all over hair mask every once in a while also helps. There are hairstyles to help hide oily hair, so you can always do that if you feel you've put enough dry shampoo. Hope this helps!

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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N
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    Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to try to do this.
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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
    Kelly
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    I have very thick, very long hair.
    I wash my hair 2x a week (usually Sundays & Thursday鈥檚), and use dry shampoo in between. Once a month I do a conditioner treatment - only my ends & I wrap my entire head with plastic wrap & leave it on for an hour. I also do protein treatments when needed.
    I have hypothyroidism & my hair can shed easily.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly
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    I wash my hair 2-3 times a week and only condition the ends! I use dry shampoo in between.
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  • Misty
    Super October 2019
    Misty
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    The concept of "stripping oils" when you shampoo is only true if you don't subsequently condition. So every day every other day, every third day is really all relative.

    The deeper issue is the type of shampoo you're using and conditioner your using. Clarifying is ideal for shampoo. You'll want to avoid "sleek" conditioners as they weigh your hair down making it "greasy."

    I like to wash it every third day because I work out a LOT and sweat a LOT. I find allowing natural oils and dry shampoo to build up makes for better styling and less direct heat on my hair. But that's a preference.

    I'd say to shoot for changing your shampoo and conditioner first. Then working out the shampoo regimen.

    My hair dresser also warns against just conditioning the tips of your hair. As the oils that protect your hair and help it grow come from the scalp... hence the need to put oils back in after shampooing by working conditioner all the way through your hair. If it's too heavy, you've got the wrong conditioner.

    To be honest I literally just learned this less tha a year ago. I was lost lol but I listened and researched and changed up the routine. And it's working out pretty well.

    Good luck working it out.
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  • Jodie
    Savvy April 2020
    Jodie
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    I second Batiste. I wash every other day and use this on the off days. I鈥檝e tried a few brands and this is my favorite
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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    Conditioning all over is typically what makes your hair get oily so quickly. I washed every day until the last year and a half or so. My hair would look greasy within 6-8 hours. The longer I鈥檝e worked on washing every other/every third day, the better it has gotten. My hair dresser said to focus the shampoo on the roots, but of course wash all of your hair, and focus the conditioner on the ends, but you can use the little bit of residual conditioner left on your hands toward the roots, but don鈥檛 rub into your scalp. I use dry shampoo in between washes and it鈥檚 gotten so much better. Batiste dry shampoo is my favorite! I use the one specifically made for brown hair.
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  • Toni
    Expert November 2019
    Toni
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    Yeah I do every other day and only condition the ends. If it feels greasy I usually use a dry shampoo.
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