8 Things That Happen When You Stop Washing Your Hair: PHOTOS

I’m the first person to admit, no matter how gross it sounds, that I don’t wash my hair very often. Part of this is laziness, while the other part of this is that my hair is long and takes for-freaking-ever to air dry or style. There’s also the part about how not washing it seems to make my hair healthier. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? While I’ve been doing this for several years, if you suddenly stop lathering up on the regs, you’re definitely going to notice some things that happen when you stop washing your hair. So if you’re ready to make a change for the lazier, then you might want to prepare yourself for what could happen.

First things first — I’m not going to say that it’s better or worse for you to not wash your hair every day — I’m just saying it’s better for me. Because I have wavy hair (and wavy/curly hair tends to naturally be drier than straight hair), my hair needs the extra, natural oil it gets from going longer between washes. The best thing I can advise to figure out what works for your hair is just simple trial and error. Go a few extra days longer than normal, or even a week between washes, and see if it’s better or worse. Whatever your outcome, be prepared for these eight things to happen when you don’t wash as frequently.

1. It Will Feel Greasier…At First


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