If you've read my hair regimen under the My Regimen tab at the top of the page, then you'll notice that I say in it that I wash my hair every 1-2 weeks. This cold season so far though, I'm finding myself washing my hair less frequently. It's more like every 2-3 weeks pass before I wash it.
Why this longer period in between washes? There are two reasons:
1) Sheer Laziness
The longer my hair gets, the less bothered I wanna be with it and the less time I want to spend on it. My hair has been growing like a weed and with the added length, it's just a lot more of everything to do and more time. I wear up-do's that take 10 mins or less to create most of the time now that are protective yet grown-n-sexy and I go on about my business. I find myself not messing with my hair much outside of keeping it moisturized and tangle free.
2) It's Just Not Necessary
in this stage of my hair, at least. I'm finding that my hair doesn't need to be washed frequently and because washing highly textured hair, rather it's with shampoo or conditioner, is somewhat of a "traumatic" experience to our hair. My koily hair is more fragile than straight, wavy and looser curl textures so washing it less is making it less subject to protein loss and accelerated weathering.
Now because I am not washing it as much, I do have to make sure that I detangle my hair once a week. That is key for me. My hair let me know very early on if I was going to do this, it still needed a comb run through it from time to time or it would be fairy knot city. I'm not one of those no comb kind of gals. I have to help those shed hairs out or they will tangle on the rest of my hair and that's not the bizness. I'm always listening to my hair to adjust how I care for it accordingly and I hope you all do this too. It's key to your hair thriving.
There it is. At this point, I wash my hair about 2 times a month and it's working out. I'm sure once the weather warms up again, that I will go back to washing it every week but for now the less frequent washes are doing right by my hair.
Do you wash your hair less frequently in the cold months or in general?