Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dirty Hair Club


WARNING:  Personal Info to be Shared by Me and YOU!
Last week when I got my hair all shined up, 
my hair gal gave me a talkin' to.
  She says I need to stop washing my hair everyday?
I guess it's better for it and will make it healthier overall.

So, I mentioned this in passing to a couple of friends and found out
that the majority of you wash your hair every other day...and I am in shock.
Why did I not know about this "Dirty Hair Club"?  
I am considering joining the club, but my main reason for hesitating is this....
I am very aware of smells, and DO NOT want to have that "bed head" smell.

 {smelly hair?}

I mean, ewwww...you know that smell I am talking about.
The smell someone has when they aren't clean and their hair is greasy.
I cannot be that girl.

So, I tried it this weekend...I will say much faster getting ready time, but
by the end of the day, I could feel the greasies coming on...
and when I woke up the next day...I jumped in the shower, I could not wait to wash!


{yeah, me rejoicing in my clean hair!}

I need help...
do you do the every other day thing?
do you smell like bed head?
do you have tricks to make this successful?
how long do you go?

20 comments:

Elizabeth Benfield said...

the last time i had my hair did, i got this same "talking to." i have to wash my hair every day because it gets so greasy. she told me that when we wash every day our hair produces oil to make up for what we wash away. if i stop, my hair will eventually start producing less. it has taken about a month, and now i am officially a member of the club. fortunately, i was working from home that month and was wearing a lot of hats. now, im an every other day kinda gal.

Alissa said...

I guess there is a product out there to spray in to help between washes. I'll have to ask the girls at Phresh Spa Salon about it and pass the info to you.

I think it's harder for girls with curly hair. I would love to see you try this knowing how you are about smells :)

Katherine said...

I have VERY thick hair. I can go two days, sometimes two and a half, without washing (depending upon how I styled it initially). On the in between days where I'm feeling not-so-clean, my stylist recommended Ojon's Dry-Cleansing powder. It's shampoo minus the water. Works WONDERS!

Check it out here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P241308

Hope this helps!

MOMMA BETTY'S BLESSSSS said...

I am one of those girls who wash my hair every other day...
1. Better for my hair.
2. It is easier to get up and go, even if it is a pony...
3. Laziness
For the smell, add a little spray of whatever purfume you are wearing for the day...

Beth said...

I need to wash my hair everyday because it gets greasy enough to fry chicken. However, because I am a stay-at-home mom, I don't have time to wash my hair everyday. I say do whatever makes you comfortable. If washing your hair every other day is going to make you stress over how you smell, it's not worth it.

Amy said...

I wash my hair every 3 or 4 days...no smell issues unless it is day 4. Then I smell a little something. You can use a little baby powder on a brush and brush through to help with oiliness and any potential smell you are worried about. My hair is MUCH healthier and I get out of the door much faster.

Amy said...

It does take your hair a few weeks to adjust...like any other change. Try to start over a weekend.

kipvv said...

You must try a dry shampoo! They smell great and take away the greasies. If you'd like a recommendation, let me know. I prefer the powder to the spray. I even push it to three days sometimes now. And I have a friend who washes once a week like Jessica Simpson! - all because of dry shampoo and hair clips. Check em' out!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ha ha I love the "dirty hair club"! I have several friends who own salons and they even wash it every 4 or 5 days! That seems nasty right?! Lol but they have powder shampoo to help stop the greasies.

So I do wash every other day, and your hair gets used to it over time. I do not smell, and you can use good smelling hair products! I use the 2nd day as my "curly" or styling day, b/c your hair holds style better on the 2nd day.

Join the club girly! :-)

mary timmers said...

Here's some ANCIENT perspective. When I was in high school and college, and even the first year of marriage (ugh), I went to bed every night in prickly rollers! I don't know how I got any sleep at all. At least you can lay your head down on your comfy pillow and not think you're wearing a barbed wire-filled helmut!

Stacey said...

I mostly just lurk on your blog - but I had to come out of the wood work and say - oh I so had this moment!!! About a month ago I decided I probably should stop washing my hair so much - so it would be healthier.....yeah - all I can say is greasy and stink and the dry shampoos just don't do it for me.....so I am sorry to say - I am no help at all - I just laughed because I could NOT wait to wash my hair....

Trish said...

What a fun post with all kinds of great comments! I am dying to try this dry-cleansing powder - sounds amazing! I have very fine hair and cannot go more than one day without washing - this sounds like a dream come true! Hope you are well Suzanne, sending you a hug! oxox

Nick & Rebecca said...

Suz-in Bellingham Hippie Town WA, there has been word that some ladies do not wash their hair with shampoo except for, get ready for it, ONCE A MONTH. They seem to think that water washes away the majority of the grease and that if you can get through the first month, the oil glands stop producing so much grease.
I have one word for that. Ew.
I am an every other day-er. And I wash at night because my hair is wavy and does whatever it wants to the next day. I do however have a fabulous rosewater spritz that I put all over my head that leaves a fresh, feminine scent on non wash days.
Hugs!
Bec

Shelley said...

I have straight, fine hair and wash everyday. I've never been able to get my hair to look decent if I haven't washed it, not even in a pony. I would love to cut time off my routine, but if I'm already in the shower I think it would be more of a pain in the butt to try to avoid getting it wet. Then I'd spend even more time trying to get all the grease soaked up with dry shampoo and trying to get rid of the flat spot where I laid on my pillow. And I'd totally be self-conscious about it all day!

Sophia Makes Three said...

One stylist told me every three days is the best. I wash mine every other day and very much enjoy NOT doing my hair on the "other" days. If you feel like the greasies happen a lot on your off day you can get a spray-on leave in shampoo and it helps a lot!

Sophia Makes Three said...

Oh, and if you give it a few weeks (yes, it's a looong time to wait) your hair gets used to it and starts to produce less grease over two days. So after a while, it's not as greasy on the off day as it will be at the beginning.

lhoffman said...

I'm pretty religious about every other day. Like Betty said, party lazy... (you're right there with me with little ones... and if we don't leave the house, what's the point?)

It also depends on what I do with my hair. Pre-chilren, I tended to shower before bed, and I'd let my hair air dry, and the in the morning I'd curl with or do hot rollers. The following day, it seemed to be cuter than the day before. (it was my better of the two hair days). Then, I'd shower that night, and repeat. I rarely use a blow dryer- as it tends to dry my hair out...

Misty said...

This is very important, especially for curly hair girls since curly hair tends to be a bit more on the dry side. I wash mine every two to three days. If I've been at the gym, I get it wet in the shower and then use conditioner but not shampoo. I had a stylist that hadn't used shampoo in three years... I could not go that far. But I have learned to love not shampooing everyday. Oh, as far as oily and potentially stinky, try baby powder. It works like a charm!

Kim said...

My hair gal said to just rinse, scrub your scalp and use a dab of conditioner (and rinse,of course) instead of shampooing. You get the benifit of both worlds! Agree, it does take a few weeks toget used to it. With your thick hair, you will be good to go!!!

SM Anderson said...

Suzanne.....Okay I will post a comment. I only use shampoo every 12 weeks when I get my hair cut. My stylist shampoos me before my cut. The curly girl book talks about how curly hair should not have shampoo....just conditioner. So, I condition every day but no shampoo. I don't think my hair smells at all but that is just my opinion. Still want to be my friend Suzanne???? Shana