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    Default Re: *In-between* Hair Maintenance

    I currently wash every 7-10 days, moving towards 2 weeks. If you don't do anything to help the sebum/natural oils from your scalp move down the lengths, that was a big factor in keeping my lengths happy--in fact I'm stretching my washes longer because my hair and scalp are least happy the day before and after a wash now. I also oil my mids and lengths with 1-2 drops of oil and do a prepoo oil and deep condition. I've noticed that if I don't do the prepoo treatments of oil and conditioner, everything dries out and I have to wash sooner.

    It might also be worth noting that having an oily scalp can be a normal/expected part of stretching out washes as your scalp adjusts to needing to produce enough oils to replenish daily/every two days to across the number of days you're stretching.

    Not true for everyone, some people just produce more oils than others, but I was a greaseball for a month or two before things calmed down.
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    Oil in the evening (+ braids) and rosemary water in the morning which I just started.

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    Default Re: *In-between* Hair Maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by mochichichi View Post

    Not true for everyone, some people just produce more oils than others, but I was a greaseball for a month or two before things calmed down.
    I still am! But my scalp tolerates it now, and just the experience of being oily is different now although I can't quite articulate why.
    Length goal well and truly met, now just seeing how it grows ...
    Picky scalp but easygoing hair, thank goodness

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicalSpoons View Post
    I still am! But my scalp tolerates it now, and just the experience of being oily is different now although I can't quite articulate why.
    I actually have to agree with this. I think if me from five years ago saw my day 10 hair he would yell at me to take a shower lol. It's decreased a lot but I still definitely feel it in my scalp, especially if I'm stressed or not well rested. But the oiliness feels healthy and not gross--whether that's a mindset shift or a real change I couldn't say.
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    Default Re: *In-between* Hair Maintenance

    If I can't wash my hair and need to go out, I section the tuft on top near the front and wash just that bit. It takes one minute and dries really easily, then people would have the impression that I have clean hair. If your hair is thick on top you can also do just a scalp wash. Oily hair always make me feel too hot so I never tried to stretch washing too much. But then my hair is very strong I don't think washing does any damage to it.

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    I oil my ends, and keep it up with a claw clip. I wash once a week. Except when I go out with a friend or whatever. Washing my hair twice a week gives my scalp this weird feeling when my brush my fingers through my roots. It isn't really painful, but it don't feel right either. After a day or two that feeling goes away, so once a week ideally.

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    Default Re: *In-between* Hair Maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by sapphire-o View Post
    If I can't wash my hair and need to go out, I section the tuft on top near the front and wash just that bit. It takes one minute and dries really easily, then people would have the impression that I have clean hair. If your hair is thick on top you can also do just a scalp wash. Oily hair always make me feel too hot so I never tried to stretch washing too much. But then my hair is very strong I don't think washing does any damage to it.
    Oh I used to do that, before I found LHC and learned about scalp washes. I'm glad you mentioned it because it's a technique I'd forgotten, and it could come in handy with our current bathroom situation
    Length goal well and truly met, now just seeing how it grows ...
    Picky scalp but easygoing hair, thank goodness

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