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Is washing your hair twice better?
« on: 06/12/2008 22:07:12 »
Some people say that washing your hair twice with small amount of shampoo is better than washing it once with a lot. Why is this?

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Re: Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/2008 22:11:59 »
I've always washed my hair twice. Shampoo doesn't lather as well the first time which, to me, indicates that the grease, dirt & diverse fauna are still hanging around there somewhere.
 

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Re: Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2008 22:36:57 »
It has been said by trichologists (people who study 3 colour hair while on a monocycle) that the practice of shampooing twice was invented by the industry to sell more of their product.

Beavers are a different kettle of fish (or beavers), spending the day in none too clean water and scrambling around on the banks renders their hair liable to visitations by all manner of flora & fauna. Though why there should be margarine on river banks I don't know.
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Re: Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #3 on: 06/12/2008 22:43:48 »
Don - you've got very silly recently. Well done!  ;D
 

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Re: Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #4 on: 06/12/2008 23:14:11 »
Why thank you Doctor Beaver, thank you very much. I do try you know, in fact people comment that I can be 'very trying'.
 

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Re: Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #5 on: 06/12/2008 23:16:14 »
You must be running out of barrels by now
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/12/2008 23:32:28 »
Sorry to disappoint you, but I have a few more to go...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/12/2008 23:35:59 »
why take two parts in to the shower, when you can just, wash and go!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/12/2008 23:48:24 »
Sorry to disappoint you, but I have a few more to go...


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Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #9 on: 06/12/2008 23:57:41 »

Come back Beaver, I was only kidding!!!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 07/12/2008 03:57:46 »
I think there is a case for washing your hair twice with small amounts of shampoo. I know that my hair feels different if I wash it twice [O8)].
 

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« Reply #11 on: 07/12/2008 10:38:25 »
When I was very young my mother washed my hair with an egg - it made it very shiny. She did this because, left to my own devices, I would use Daz. I am now bald. 8)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 07/12/2008 11:35:36 »
When I was very young my mother washed my hair with an egg - it made it very shiny. She did this because, left to my own devices, I would use Daz. I am now bald. 8)

What about the bacon, sausage and beans, did they go in your hair too? With breakfast and Daz on your bonce it's hardly surprising you're now a slap-head!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 07/12/2008 17:40:58 »
Thank you Don_1, I somehow knew you'd understand. ;)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 07/12/2008 18:48:50 »
There's a difference between dirty hair and greasy hair.  If your hair is greasy then it's likely that you're cleaning it too much and removing oils that should be there.  As a consequence your hair follicles will over-produce oils to compensate, to try to maintain the correct balance.  If your hair is dirty, which means that external dust or oils have been deposited upon your hair, then you should just use enough shampoo to remove it.  Unless you're suffering from an illness that messes up your hair follicles, your hair 'system' will regulate itself, regardless of age or degree of baldness.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 08/12/2008 07:27:14 »
Thank you Don_1, I somehow knew you'd understand. ;)

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Is washing your hair twice better?
« Reply #16 on: 08/12/2008 08:59:00 »
I've always washed my hair twice. Shampoo doesn't lather as well the first time which, to me, indicates that the grease, dirt & diverse fauna are still hanging around there somewhere.

I've noticed this too, in that the 2nd wash is always more lathery than the first. These days I only wash my hair every day with water, and perhaps twice a week with shampoo, and it's always in good condition. Perhaps this is my perfect balance?
 

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