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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

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Miapet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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.
MikeyOpossum Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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
k-times-two Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
I was taught to use both, but my hair's pretty naturally greasy, so I usually only use shampoo near the scalp. If I have super long hair or my hair is a mess, I'll use conditioner on the ends. 
Lukky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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)
demon0496 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
What's conditioner? Shampoo and Dove soap bar.
GalooGameLady Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Filmographer
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.
skellri Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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.
Shadoritos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student General Artist
My hair is only able to be combed when there is conditioner in it so I need a lot lmao I have to shampoo twice more often than not LOL
lemonscntd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Noxx. Mostly depends on your hair type and health. To avoid drying out my hair I can only wash it about every two weeks and use more conditioner
NoxxPlush Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
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.
porcuMoose Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
I have oily hair so I tend to use less conditioner myself. :V
MrsDrPepper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+1 on the shampoo > conditioner option btw
i was always taught a little conditioner is plenty
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