yesterday i found out that my gf, my roommate, and i are three adults taught completely different things about hair washing when we were kids and it fascinated me tbh. which method of hair care do you agree with/were taught?
48 deviants said
use equal parts shampoo and conditioner - too much conditioner = greasy and too much shampoo = dry, so strike a balance
47 deviants said
use mostly shampoo and less conditioner - focus on cleansing; a little conditioner goes a long way
20 deviants said
use less shampoo and mostly conditioner - you'll dry out your scalp/hair if you use too much shampoo so focus on nourishment
With natural curly hair, I use less to no shampoo and only what I need conditioner wise (though that's way more than average since my poof is very large). I shampoo maybe once a week since my hair is so dry. Otherwise I just rinse with water.
i was taught to use less conditioner, but also my own personal preference now is not using any. my hair is short enough that I don't need it, and I never liked to use it much anyways. When my hair was long I needed it but it usually left me feeling like my hair was greasy and I could never rinse it enough
I wasn't taught to use one more than the other. I think my hair is dryer tho. I will often just condition it and not even use shampoo unless it's a special occasion. I hate the way shampoo and bar soap make my hair/skin feel course/sticky. (They both strip out your natural oils)
My family never used conditioner (poor people problems? cultural differences?). I washed my hair every 2-3 days all the way up to my 20s. As an adult I wash my hair every day now and still don't use conditioner. I just don't like how icky it makes my hair feel, like it's coated in grease :/ I iron my hair only when I need to go somewhere (which is not too often lol) so it doesn't get too damaged.
my hair gets hella greasy, hella fast. so shampoo > conditioner for me as well! I've also got long hair, so I use a VERY tiny amount of conditioner on my scalp and just focus it on the lower half of my hair bc breakage. I also wash my hair every day which I get screamed at for by many people LOL but I cannot stand how my scalp feels after a day of no washing. Working in a chip factory does me no favors on that part either, between sweating, seasoning floating around in the air, and chip oil. no thanks.
I think it definitely depends on your hair type and hair health. I have more dry hair, and I also bleach and dye it colors so I want to use less shampoo. I usually only wash the roots really good and then drag the shampoo through to the ends. And I need a lot of conditioner on the ends, but I try to keep it mostly off my scalp. And I only shampoo like every 3-4 days to keep the color |D My techniques are a lot.