We asked this question over on our Facebook Page last fall. Almost 500 of you chimed in with how often you DO shampoo, how often you think folks SHOULD shampoo and some even talked about the “NO ‘POO” method of never using shampoo.
Below are the results of our survey. A lot of responders said though they don’t shampoo every day, they may get their hair wet and/or condition – just not use stripping shampoo. Many who say they only shampoo once or twice a week use dry shampoo between washes or do the condition-only between actual shampoos.
Do the results surprise you?
How often YOU shampoo :
25% EVERY OTHER DAY
29% TWICE A WEEK
15% ONCE A WEEK
5% TWICE PER MONTH
2% ONCE PER MONTH
1% HARDLY EVER
Some of your thoughts…
“Not that I’m suggesting not washing your hair for weeks, but the less you wash, the better it is for your hair.” – Cassandra M.
“Everyday with highlighted hair will dry it out.” – Miranda P.
“Every two weeks. Sometimes more. The less you wash. The less you need to. I’ve been training it for years.” – Megan G.
“Everyday…. Workout everyday and wouldn’t want all the workout must to stick around” – Leah S.
“Naturally curly girl here. I shampoo 2X a week usually. If I’ve been swimming or have used styling products, then I shampoo that night. I usually just do a Co wash, that’s using only conditioner, instead of shampoo. If I’ve straightened using the flat iron, I won’t wash it for a week.” – Crystal A.
“My mom rinses hers every day, but only shampoos it about once a month. And she’s a white chick who works at IHOP, and her hair is always clean smelling and very healthy.” – Heather O.
“Every 4 or 5 days.. from someone who washed hair everyday it was so hard to go 2 days let alone up to 5 days! Also discovered dry shampoos. 5 days no problem now. Plus my hair now looks and feels much healthier!” -Becky G.
“Maybe once a week. I hate having clean hair, I can’t style it how I like.” -Alyson L.
“It really does depend on the hair type. My hairdressers have told me to not wash mine more than every other day…it just gets too dry.” – Amber E.
“I have damaged, dyed, thick hair and been able to go a month without washing with shampoo and doesn’t get greasy.” -Wendy M.
“Every other day. Unless I’ve been sweating.” -Maria O.
“I don’t really need to wash it everyday…but I do as more of a habit. I love the feel of fresh clean hair. Although it does get pretty greasy in only a day “ – Chantal C.
“My hair has grown a TON from not washing every day” – Taija C.