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    Quote Originally Posted by BleachedBerry View Post
    I feel my hair does well when stretching washes. thought I love how my hair feels clean, I want to try stretching long as possible. I do have dry scalp and I am becoming increasingly sensitive to products.
    Okay, that makes sense. Some people say they want to do it just because they feel like they should, except then they're super-annoyed by being greasy/itchy but are still adamant they're going to keep stretching their washes.

    (Hell, I tried it myself once, a long time ago, to see if I could "train" my scalp to need washing less. Um,no. In hindsight, it was pretty gross.)
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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    A dry scalp could possibly lead to a little bit of flakiness over time if it isn't washed very often. Have you ever tried a scalp treatment? Something like sweet almond oil could help soften it and possibly assist the skin in retaining it's moisture.
    Not washing for that long sounds great, but I don't know if it's good for the skin or not. I suppose you'll find out as time goes on!
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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    Like I said I have done this several times. Many years ago. I do not remember how I did it. But my hair always seemed healthier and longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexen View Post
    Geographically, where I live, environmental conditions alone would not allow me to stretch that far.
    Ya know, frequent humidity, high temps...perspiration....
    I wish I could though. Because quite honestly just having it is a pain in the arse. But one I'm willing to take lol.
    If I did stretch it out that long around here though, birds would probably be making nests in it. I would weigh two to three pounds heavier just from the airborne dust. And for all I know Lilliputians might even be taking up residence in it.
    Hearing their wee little screams when I brushed them out would be slightly disconcerting to me.
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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexen View Post
    Geographically, where I live, environmental conditions alone would not allow me to stretch that far.
    Ya know, frequent humidity, high temps...perspiration....
    I wish I could though. Because quite honestly just having it is a pain in the arse. But one I'm willing to take lol.
    If I did stretch it out that long around here though, birds would probably be making nests in it. I would weigh two to three pounds heavier just from the airborne dust. And for all I know Lilliputians might even be taking up residence in it.
    Hearing their wee little screams when I brushed them out would be slightly disconcerting to me.
    This made me laugh. Only the other day when it was windy I came home to find bits of leaves and stalks in mine

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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    I wash my hair every other week to once a month all year 'round. As others have mentioned it's important to keep the scalp clean. I comb my hair and use a BBB daily. A few times a week I give myself a scalp massage and brush my scalp and hair in sections with my BBB. If I don't my scalp will itch.


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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by BleachedBerry View Post
    I feel my hair does well when stretching washes. thought I love how my hair feels clean, I want to try stretching long as possible. I do have dry scalp and I am becoming increasingly sensitive to products.
    Dry scalp is actually ideal for stretching. Good luck!
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    I got a little heavy handed with my coconut oil so will be doing a co wash.
    Guess I didn't try hard enough.

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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexen View Post
    Geographically, where I live, environmental conditions alone would not allow me to stretch that far.
    Ya know, frequent humidity, high temps...perspiration....
    I wish I could though. Because quite honestly just having it is a pain in the arse. But one I'm willing to take lol.
    If I did stretch it out that long around here though, birds would probably be making nests in it. I would weigh two to three pounds heavier just from the airborne dust. And for all I know Lilliputians might even be taking up residence in it.
    Hearing their wee little screams when I brushed them out would be slightly disconcerting to me.
    off topic but I have to say, your hair in your sig is wonderful, hair goals!
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    Default Re: I want to NOT wash my hair for one month? What do you think? Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexen View Post
    If I did stretch it out that long around here though, birds would probably be making nests in it. I would weigh two to three pounds heavier just from the airborne dust. And for all I know Lilliputians might even be taking up residence in it.
    Hearing their wee little screams when I brushed them out would be slightly disconcerting to me.
    Haha, I love this! What a vivid image!


    Quote Originally Posted by BleachedBerry View Post
    I got a little heavy handed with my coconut oil so will be doing a co wash.
    Guess I didn't try hard enough.
    I'm not sure if you meant it like this, but don't be so hard on yourself! Maybe I'm projecting my own stuff with diet/productivity/you name it, but it's easy for me to feel like, 'I had a goal, and I messed up on the way to it, so I've RUINED EVERYTHING!' - but it's all a process, right? If you end up not washing for the whole of August, rather than the whole of June, what real difference will it make? It's a fun experiment with your hair, not a punitive test to see how good you are at sticking to things (ok, I've definitely drifted into giving myself advice here too!). Just my two cents Good luck!
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