So,yes I do wash my hair once a month and it is working great for me. If you have noticed I have been putting my hair away in protective styles for a duration of one month at a time. I kind of got to a point whereby I realized that I need to do what works for me. As you know,my hair is fine and it easily breaks. Even though I am more focused on health than length, I still want some length because you do get tired of seeing your hair at the same stage for a long time. For me, having fine hair means that I have to have little manipulation with my hair. I loose hair only when I manipulate it. Please don't misunderstand this post, I don't have a significant breakage issue that has to do with abuse (applying heat, coloring, destructive protective styles) and moisture/protein balance. From time to time, I experience mechanical stress breakage which is due to excessive manipulation. Even a technique as simple and seemingly safe as Finger-detangling, can be damaging, if I am not gentle enough with my hair.
Yes I do exercise a few times a week and still do not wash my hair after every exercise. I simply use Apple Cider Vinegar to clarify my scalp. I do this by dipping a cotton pad in ACV and dabbing my scalp with the soaked pad. I immediately follow that with spraying my hair with Aloe vera juice mixed very little conditioner and Tea tree oil. My solution is very light and watery. I do this about three times a week, not even daily. Clearly, I do not use a lot of products in my hair and I stay away from the oils.
Every time, I remove the extensions (Marley Braid for now) from my hair, my hair is super stretched, soft, and unbroken. It is when I start to manipulate my hair on wash day that I see few broken hair. So, I know that this regimen works me. I lost more hair when I washed my hair once a week.
The science of it;
If you are not familiar with the term Hygral Fatigue, check out this post. Although, Coconut oil is supposed to reduce Hygral fatigue, however, my hair is is still very prone to loosing protein and breaking due to its diameter size. This is one of the reasons I choose to wash my hair once a month. Hair is very weak when wet. Now add the diameter size of hair to that problem. That is a recipe for continual breakage.
What about you? How often do you wash your hair and why?
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