Maybe I’m weird. I don’t know. I’ve always washed my hair every day. I shower at least once per day and every time I take a shower I wash my hair. I always have.
(As I type this, it occurs to me what a weird topic this is …)
I’ve heard many times that it isn’t good for your hair to be washed every day – but I imagined my hair would be greasy and pasted to my head if I didn’t wash it daily. I have oily skin and it makes my hair, especially around my face, also oily.
Well, I was in the Dominican Republic a couple months ago (that’s a post for another day) and while I was there my hair felt like it was really getting dried out so I started only washing my hair every other day. To my complete shock – it was fine and I’ve kept it up since. Actually, I’ve been having some stellar hair-days on the second day.
My initial reason for the skip-a-day hair washing was for my hair, but a really wonderful side benefit has been that I am literally using HALF as much shampoo and conditioner! I have pretty thick hair and I go through it quickly, so this has been a pretty cool perk.
Am I the last person in America to realize that super-clean isn’t always super great? Do any of you wash your hair less than daily?
Why I do what I do ~ Chloe is learning to read and picking it up really quickly. From another room, Chloe yells to me, “What does chilleds mean?” I yell, “Chilled?” She corrects me with an exaggerated pronunciation, “ChilleDS.” I think she’s saying it wrong and I tell her that chilled means something is cooled. She makes an adorable annoyed sound and says, “Will you just come look?” I go to where she is and she points to a word in a book – child’s.
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