like many posters have said, it's not mandatory to wash every week.
every one's hair needs are very different. Here in NM, if you wash your hair EVERY WEEK, (especially w/shampoo), you'll wash it right off of your head.
i've cut it back to co washing every 2 weeks. i learned this by stop listening to every "professional" that came on this board - saying what they've learned in school. and started listening to others who have the same "strands" as myself. a member by the name of "Swift" suggested that i cut back.
Why? My hair kept falling out or breaking off due to excessive weekly
washings. and using white women as example isn't very sagacious. Many white women have a totally different hair type than many of us who are on this hair board. Their hair type can take daily washing due to their lack of curl pattern.
some one posted this young ladie's video from you tube. Her hair is thick and gorgeous - and she only washes, once a month
. i actually thought i would see gnats flying around her head, but no.. her hair is beautiful..
there's also a youtube guru with natural hair? she washes every 3 months.. and it looks really long and healthy. i was definitely surprised..
Edited by femmemuscleisback - Dec 23 2012 at 5:55pm