Monday, November 26, 2012

How do you not wash your hair?

Since my current hair loss predicament started, I've been trying to minimize the giant clumps of hair that fall out when anything touches my head. Every time I brush or wash my hair I pull out enough to make a wig for a small child. Seriously, it's ridiculous. 

I digress. The point of this post isn't to lament my hairloss, but to figure out ways to help it. Lately I've been washing my hair less often. I have heard for years that you're not supposed to wash your hair every day, but I was always exercising a lot and I have very fine hair, so daily washing seemed like a must.  

Here's my issue though. On the days I skip washing my hair, I still need to shower (ew, I can't not shower) but I'm not sure how to not wash my hair. I've been putting my hair in a bun and just avoiding getting it wet as much as possible, which kinda works, but it makes my hair really flat from the steam of the shower.

Thus my question is this, what do you do about washing your hair? Do you wash daily? If not, on the days you don't wash your hair, what do you do? Any and all advise on what to do here is greatly appreciated. 


  1. I lost RIDICULOUS amounts of hair after I had a baby for a good 6+ months. I wouldn't worry about it.
    Dry shampoo is the key to extending a hair wash though! You loose so much hair because during pregnancy you don't loose hair, so thats all buildup of extra hair you don't need.

  2. Hi Amanda! I lost a lot of hair after I had my baby girl too. It slows down but it is a pain in the butt. The regrowth is super annoying but I guess everybody is different. I have very curly hair and straighten it so I am an every other day washer. On the days I don't wash my hair I bust out a good old fashioned shower cap! It is a must for me because the humidity in the shower always makes my hair curl right back up and defeats the purpose of not washing it. Hang in there... the hair loss will slow down!!

  3. I think this is totally normal after having a baby. I remember going through the same thing - especially after my first daughter.

    I have not used dry shampoo, but I heard that it works wonders. It's worth a shot, I guess?

  4. DRY SHAMPOO! You can find some at CVS, I use Tresemme, and it's great. Also, invest in a good shower cap from Sephora. It makes a huge difference!


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