On Washing My Hair

on washing my hairOn washing my hair… Who washes their hair every day? No, just me? How come I didn’t know this as a child, that you’re not supposed to wash your hair every day? Where was I on that day in school when they talked about that topic in general hygiene class; on washing my hair?

I am nearly 51-years old and I only recently found out that I am not supposed to wash my hair every single day. What? It was about two years ago when I started working retail in the cosmetics section of a department store when I discovered this information.

You’re not supposed to wash your hair every day?

What? Some associates shared with me that they washed their hair once a week or once every three days.


Some women can probably get away with not washing their hair every day. Not me. Nope. I wash my hair every day, always have, since I was a child. Sometimes, I wash it twice a day. 👀 Was that a big collective gasp that I just heard across Madison County? Ha!

One time, I did try to go a few days without washing my hair every day. I made it three whole days. Oh my word, I thought I was going to go insane. My scalp all itchy while my hair lay limp with oil. Gross. Just gross.

I’ve managed to cut back on twice a day and just condition at night, wash in the morning. But I cannot go several days without washing my hair. Maybe, MAYBE, when my hair gets longer I can try it again.

Dry shampoo I hear works wonders. I’ve used it a time or two but I didn’t use it for what it was intended for. I used it to add a little body to my hair. I like my hair to have body AND BE CLEAN.

I guess once my hair gets longer, below shoulder length, I could use the dry shampoo on the roots. With my hair being longer, it won’t get all messed up overnight with bed head while I sleep.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Your Charmingly Bold Generation-X Blogger,

Author: Carol Marks

Your charmingly bold Generation-X and opinion blogger - one hot cuppa Moxie!

4 thoughts on “On Washing My Hair”

  1. Funny you mention this. I’m trying the Dr. Squatch shampoo and conditioner, and the directions are to condition every day but to shampoo only 2-3 times a week. It feels odd to me, though it’s working out OK I think. But, my hair is very short right now. I may grow it to see how well the regimen adjusts to length.

  2. Haha! I think people should just do whatever they feel is best. 🙂

    You’re just used to that “squeaky” clean feeling, and also probably use products accordingly. There are so many variables to this, including hair texture, ethnicity, skin type, and what chemical processes have been done.
    If I washed my hair everyday, 1) I would have a lot less time and have to get up hours earlier 2) my hair would be dry and awful and flat and frizzy 3) my scalp would be dry and itchy. I used to get dry scalp often but had oily hair- just like over cleansing your skin with no moisturizer- washing your hair super often does indeed the same thing- your scalp produces more oil. I’m a once a weeker always.

    And I agree with you- even on clean hair, dry shampoo makes a great voluminous texture!!

    Love your blog XO

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