How To Wash Your Natural Hair Less Often And Retain More Length

Natural-Black-WomanI will reluctantly admit that when I first heard that some women wash their hair once a month my first thought was 'eeeww girl you nasty' with a distasteful side eye.

But wait please don't throw rocks at me yet, I quickly realized that there was method to that madness and in actuality there are women who wash less often, retain tons of length and their hair always looks super healthy and may even smell like lavender.

There are a few examples of women who have achieved and maintained waist length hair with these unconventional regimens. Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes comes to mind and lonhairdontcare2011 from YouTube is another example.

So whats the secret? How can we wash our hair less often and retain more length? Its easy really, here are a few key regimen additives that can help you achieve maximum length retention and reduce your wash days from four per month to just one.


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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13 Comments on "How To Wash Your Natural Hair Less Often And Retain More Length"

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gena

Hey Alma, i just joined the current protective hair challenge. I’ve be natural for 5 years
But only last year i discovered YouTube and all the goodies it provides for natural hair.
I currently keep up with, napural28, and the green channel, and a few others. And i also read The science of black hair. I’m 4b, neck length. Anyway Thankyou for your website. Its very helpful.

You are welcome Gena!

Liz Marie Maysonet Sostre

I wash and condition my hair every othe day and find that it’s growing, looking softer and healthier than when I had a low manipulation regimen.

Mary McNeal

my scalp is the issue. if my scalp start itching too much, time to wash.

Liz Marie Maysonet Sostre

You should add mint oil to your shampoo Miss Mary McNeal. That works for me. I also add it to my daily moisturizing hair lotion for fragance.

Karen Mcneal

Any suggestions on loc’s

Clara

If I only wash my hair once a month can I still cowash with conditioner once a week? Is cowashing with conditioner is still consider washing your hair?

Chelbie Thompson

Gorgeous girl in the photo!

Jannis Jackson

I would like to recieve all of the information I can receive about natural hair.

I co-wash and deep condition once a week and do a clarifying shampoo at the end of the month. I retained my 6 inches of new growth within one year wearing braids, I’m hoping with this method I can gain more length without wearing braids

Gotta cowash at least every 3 days… Holding off on the weekly shampooing has been majorly beneficial for my length retainment… Bunning has been my go to style as well! Its the only way that I could’ve ever made it to waist length!

U hardly shampoo my hair. I just co-wash once a month or once every 2 months..

I shampoo daily and l hv no problem with length retention.

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