How do I not shampoo every day?
December 2, 2012 4:22 PM Subscribe
My hair stylist told me I should shampoo just 2 times a week, and use conditioner at least that often. I usually shampoo every morning and only occasionally use conditioner. I have two questions about this.
posted by John Cohen to clothing, beauty, & fashion (39 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
1. Is this good advice? A quick Google search suggests that this is controversial — many people do recommend shampooing less than once a day, but others say you should shampoo every day to avoid dandruff. I don't have a major problem with dandruff, but I do occasionally have some, and I wouldn't want to do anything that would lead to more of it.
2. How is this supposed to work considering that I use product (pomade) every day? My stylist said even when I don't shampoo, I should still wash my hair thoroughly with water. I would expect this to remove some, but not all, of the product. So it would seem like I should apply new product every day to still have enough. But having 3 or 4 days worth of product in my hair sounds like it would get overly gunky/dirty.
(The answer is not "Don't use product." I've tried that before and the results are not good.)
I'm a man with medium-short, wavy hair that's very coarse and thick.
Thanks in advance for any advice.