Some people may not agree, but I am trying to not wash my hair. I have a myriad of reasons, but mainly because my scalp and hair quickly becomes addicted to shampoo.
For years, I've been washing every other day, but by the middle/end of day two my hair is lank and oily. If I washed my hair every day, then by the end of that first day it already looks like it needs a wash. I don't want to be washing my hair twice a day. Because then if I washed it twice a day, would I soon need to wash it three times??? Vicious cycle.
My hair has been the bane of my existence for years. I was happiest with it when it was dreaded up and not having to wash it much at all, and now I like it short, but the washing thing is really driving me batty. For example, if I have something important where I would like clean shiny hair but it happens to fall on day two of not washing, I'm all like, "What am I going to do?" So usually I would go three days without washing my hair and suffer through a bad, lanky hair day you wouldn't believe, because if I washed it too soon, well lordy, I would need to wash it again even sooner.
So, I've decided to give the theory that if you don't wash your hair, it will eventually clean itself. I've been about a week without washing it, and it isn't as gross as I had expected. My hair had been looking about as greasy as an old "day two" day. My scalp feels better. But today I want to wash it so badly! I want to smell the pretty smell of shampoo and have the fluffiness that only comes from a wash.
So any tips from non-hair washers out there? If you gave up shampoo, how long did it take for your hair to look clean again?