View Full Version : Question on Stretching Washes

March 2nd, 2014, 11:19 AM
So I've been trying to stretch my washes when I can. For the most part, it means I wash every other day during the week, and not at all on the weekends. As it is, the last time I washed my hair was Wednesday night. It's pretty greasy today, so would it be better to wash it now or wait until nighttime? Also should I be consistent with how long I wait to wash my hair, or just go by whatever is most convenient for me?

March 2nd, 2014, 12:03 PM
I would wash it when it starts looking greasy. there's no reason to stretch past what looks uncomfortable to you, that is, if it makes you uncomfortable.

March 2nd, 2014, 12:13 PM
I'm doing the same thing. I wash mine at night. I usually wash mine on Sunday night, Tuesday night and Thursday night. If it gets gross in the middle of that I'll rinse it with water, but not shampoo. I like to wash it at night because I don't like to get up before work to wash it. Its all all about sleep for me :-P

March 2nd, 2014, 12:18 PM
I've found that stretching is all about consistency .. this is going to sound weird but it's just like training a dog. If you aren't consistent how do you expect it to stick? Right now I am working on washing my hair once a week so I let my hair get to what ever point it wants to before I wash it on Sundays and slowly it looks nicer for longer.

March 2nd, 2014, 02:53 PM
Ositarosita is right! Consistency really helps when stretching washes.

March 2nd, 2014, 03:03 PM
Consistency is key. I've been washing mine once weekly on friday afternoons for the past three-four years.

March 2nd, 2014, 04:32 PM
Oh okay :) Thanks so much!