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Hi, I have always had very short hair and now that I have grown it, just wondering how often I should wash it? I have heard that every day can damage the hair, but don't know if that's true.

I could Google this, but I like to get a personalised answer from real people ;) Thanks all.

asked Apr 17 '11 at 19:37

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Grant Russell

Depends on why you wash your hair and what you wash it with. If you have dandruff and use a special shampoo, like head and shoulders or whatever, then everyday washing is necessary, (my brother uses head and shoulders.)

If you have really oily hair you have two options really based on your preferences. If 1) You don't mind oily hair or even prefer it (there are many reasons oily hair is beneficial; Google that (= keeping in mind of course that oily does not mean greasy) then wash your hair every other day to prevent drying out your hair and scalp. Or 2) If you don't like oily hair, wash it everyday.

Personally I wash my hair everyday, I just like clean hair. Not to say unwashed hair is unclean hair, I just feel like it is. But I'm a bit of a clean freak.

answered Apr 18 '11 at 18:10

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I wash my hair everyday. My hair is not that long either. I think that washing it everyday is a good idea.

answered Apr 17 '11 at 19:42

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About Once a day, if you get dirty then wash twice that day

answered Apr 17 '11 at 20:09

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every single day you should !

answered Apr 18 '11 at 12:57

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That's right! :-)

(Apr 18 '11 at 20:08) Jameel Alayyan Jameel%20Alayyan's gravatar image

I always wash mine once a day. I couldn't stand going a day without washing my hair cause it feels so gross!

answered Apr 18 '11 at 18:00

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If you have short hair then every day. But if you have longer hair then every two days. My hair shoulder length, I wash it every two days as if you wash it every day it starts to dry out.

answered Apr 18 '11 at 18:10

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That's a good point to make. Length definitely matters.

(Apr 18 '11 at 18:12) RH510 RH510's gravatar image

Wash it everyday nuff said.....

answered Apr 18 '11 at 18:25

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I would say... never, or every once in awhile. Whatever floats your boat.

answered Apr 18 '11 at 18:34

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