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Old 03-28-2011, 11:32 PM
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Up here in North Dakota, the weather has been really hard on my hair. Typically, I just wash it and call it good but I've recently made the decision to grow my hair out long. It's now pretty long and many people have been commenting on how I should take better care of it (saying it looks dry).
I've recently purchased Aussie Moist shampoo and conditioner and today was the first time I used it, but it feels pretty dry still. Basically, this makes me think I'm washing my hair too often as I wash it everyday. I need to take a shower in the mornings though so....Do you wash your hair everyday? If you don't, what do you do with your hair when you're in the shower to wash everything else? Do you avoid getting it wet, or do you get it wet and simply not shampoo it?

I'm very new to the 'proper hair care' thing and basically need tips on growing it out. I'm not to sure what will happen after college (most people won't hire men with long hair) so this is my last chance to grow it out long.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:14 AM
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It is better for your hair to not shampoo every day if you can, but if you're using the right products it would be fine. Try wearing a shower cap if you dont want to wash it. But you need to get rid of the Aussie shampoo. Drug store shampoos contain a lot of silicones and waxes to give the hair shine, but they also build up on the hair over time. This creates a coating over the hair which weighs it down and also blocks the moisture from getting inside the hair (which is where it really needs to go to work). An amazing product line for men that we carry at my salon is the Eufora Hero for men line. Go to their website and you can try to find a salon near you that carries it. Eufora.net
They have a complete shampoo and revitalizing treatment (conditioner) for men that is amazing. It's an all natural line with aloe, so you'll get lots of moisture. Honestly, if you want nice hair it's best to invest in some good shampoo. It's not too expensive and it lasts a long time too. Hope this helps
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:51 AM
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I agree that you are probably washing it too often. I personlly have to wash my hair every day or it gets greasy but you obviously don't have that problem.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:00 AM
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My hair used to be really dry and dull. I started washing my hair every three days and it has really made a difference. I also don't blow dry it because really makes it dry and frizzy. On days when I don't wash my hair, I still shower , I just put my hair up in a bun with a scrunchie. I keep the shower head low and if it gets a little damp here and there it's okay because it seems to make my hair wavy when I take it down. I've never bothered trying one of those shower caps, but you could try that to keep your hair from getting wet.

I also use Aragan oil in my hair, that product is fantastical!
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:21 AM
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I wash my hair every second day and I'm also working on making my hair a lot softer LOL. My best friend is a hair stylist and she's made me throw out all my drugstore stuff because of the reasons katieloub12 has mentioned. I use the AG line for shampoo and condition and I also use the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask Argan Oil Enriched every 2nd wash. It's working great for me
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:35 PM
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It is better for your hair to not shampoo every day if you can, but if you're using the right products it would be fine. Try wearing a shower cap if you dont want to wash it. But you need to get rid of the Aussie shampoo. Drug store shampoos contain a lot of silicones and waxes to give the hair shine, but they also build up on the hair over time. This creates a coating over the hair which weighs it down and also blocks the moisture from getting inside the hair (which is where it really needs to go to work). An amazing product line for men that we carry at my salon is the Eufora Hero for men line. Go to their website and you can try to find a salon near you that carries it. Eufora.net
They have a complete shampoo and revitalizing treatment (conditioner) for men that is amazing. It's an all natural line with aloe, so you'll get lots of moisture. Honestly, if you want nice hair it's best to invest in some good shampoo. It's not too expensive and it lasts a long time too. Hope this helps
Thank you so much ladies!
Thing is, the nearest salon that carries Eufora is 100 miles away.
I guess I'll have to wash my hair every other day. So on the days you don't wash it, you actually avoid getting it wet. Ok, I think I can manage that. Then again, what about instead of shampooing it on those days off, I use conditioner instead of shampoo and conditioner?
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Usually you don't need to put any products in your hair on the second day, other than styling products. If your hair does get a bit oily (or greasy-looking) you should look into purchasing dry shampoo. It's a powder that basically soaks up the oil for you and makes your hair *look* like it was shampoo-ed. This is all speaking IMO since I'm not an actual hair stylist, but this is what works for me
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Usually you don't need to put any products in your hair on the second day, other than styling products. If your hair does get a bit oily (or greasy-looking) you should look into purchasing dry shampoo. It's a powder that basically soaks up the oil for you and makes your hair *look* like it was shampoo-ed. This is all speaking IMO since I'm not an actual hair stylist, but this is what works for me
My hair type currently is 'dry'. It's typical English/Irish redish-blonde and curly if you give it a chance.
So I definitely don't need to wash my hair every day, but every other day will work as I like the feeling of being clean.

Thanks everyone! I just really want my hair to appear healthy and look good.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:04 PM
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My hair is curly and I wash it every other or every third day.
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That sucks that a salon that carries it is so far away! Yeah, curly hair is naturally lacking a little moisture compared to straight hair, so you don't want to wash it too often. You won't need to condition it on the 2nd day either, just try to keep it dry when you shower
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I know the feeling Im from ca and always had super long hair, but when my husband got station to wy my hair just died. All the wind and dry weather is just horrible! I found the best thing was to cut off all the crappy ends and start new, then wash as little as possible. It may take a few weeks but once your hair has gotten used to it it will get less oily in between. On a weekly basis I use moroccan oil, it really is good stuff! Its a lil pricy but it only takes a few drops. Then once a month I use a deep conditioning treatment, which you can either make at home, or you can buy it (it's usually near the ethnic section of the shampoo aisle) And take your vitamins! They really do help.
Sorry, I don't know what to say about shampoo, I usually have my sister mail me some trader joes brand.
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