Saturday, December 12, 2009

Do you wash your hair daily?

I have been researching this after my hair dresser told me it's not good for your hair to wash it daily. Even if it's oily like mine. This is the first I've heard of this. I am finding out that most people don't wash their hair daily. This strikes me as odd. I have always washed my hair daily sometimes 2 or 3 times... I have noticed now with colder weather that I am dandruffy and my scalp itches at times.. (mostly when I'm thinking about it.. go figure)

I also workout, hence the twice or 3 times a day... shower in the morning-wash hair, workout-wash hair, shower at night-wash hair. Yes I am a very clean person.. most days I shower in the morning and at night. I have recently started only washing in the mornings, after my workout.

I have decided I am going to go to every other day. After my workout on days I am not washing, I will just wet down to get the sweaty stink out (I hope).

Any and all input welcome!


ps. My new Fitbook came in. I'm pretty excited. Starting monday I am on a 12 week program to loose 20-24 pounds. I will be done right before my birthday!!! What a great present!!!! I plan to go shopping for new clothes for my birthday !!!!


  1. I wash my hair every other day. I have VERY curly hair and so much of it gets tangled and falls out, if I washed it every day I would be bald. LOL!

  2. I wash my hair every other day too even in our perennial summery weather. Otherwise, I'll be bald in no time!!

  3. I do tend to loose a lot of hair in the shower. I gather it up and put it down the drain..uggg..Well today is my "no wash day" lets see how this goes. I am going to the gym tomorrow too before I wash it.. up at least it will be pulled back :)

  4. I've also heard its better not to wash your hair everyday but I've tried in the past and always go back to washing my hair everyday. My girlfriend calls it the two day challenge and since your blog has reminded me of it, I'm going to give it a try - AGAIN. I have some spray I got from Sephora that is like a powder that is supposed to help with the oily look around the scalp. I'll see if it works. And see if my hair looks healthier. Great goals for your fitbook 12 week goal. Let me know how it goes.
    Lani Merlina [fitbook creative director]

  5. What is this fitbook thing that you speak of?

    I have heard that it's not good to wash your hair everyday. The only days that I feel comfortable doing that, is if I know that I am not going to go anywhere for the day! I, too, have very oily hair and if I go a day without washing it, I look like I have shellack in my hair. It's totally gross. If I shower after a workout or at night because I'm freezing (NY weather!) I don't usually wash my hair. So, I'm a once a day-er too.

    Good luck with your goals! I will check on you, too! :)

  6. I wash my hair every other day.
    When I used to work out, I bought a spray at Sephora that is basically a dry shampoo to keep your hair looking clean until you wash.

    Here is a link to the Sephora page for Dry Shampoo:

    Good luck!

  7. i used to wash daily but not anymore..

    good luck with weight loss..

    following via MBC...Hope you will follow back..

  8. I wash my hair everyday. And if I work out after I wash my hair, I just pull my hair up the rest of the day. But my hair gets oily if I don't wash it daily. And I have heard its bad to wash it everyday. I think I will look into that dry shampoo from Sephora. Just got a gift card from there. Yeah!