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amstown

You should do some research on dry shampoo! I washed my hair every day or every other day for YEARS because the handful of dry shampoos I tried made my hair feel like it was full of honey. Now that I have one that works for my hair, I can go a solid week without washing (but I usually only go 2-4 days because my hair always feels better after a wash)


Jazzlike_Log_709

What brand do you use? I'm currently using Bumble and Bumble texturizing powder and I love it but it's like $30 a pop


CocaineAndWholeFoods

I use Not Your Mother’s and Colab from Target. I like both but prefer Colab. NYM is cheaper though, and I still like it. Dry shampoos are not inherently expensive, it’s just powder and propellants.


amstown

My hair is quite fine and I love the batiste bare dry shampoo. It leaves a slight white cast, but I prefer that because my blonde-ish hair looks darker when it’s oily.


Singrid_dasdas

Batiste is by far my favorite! I take a shower every other day but only wash my hair like every three days. But I wash my face every day. But on deodorant (not antiperspirant!) and if I want to feel a bit more put together I’ll throw on blush, mascara and do my brows.


zoishiez

I use a bottle of corn starch and a blush brush. Has saved me SO much money. I put the starch in a easy open lid container so it doesn’t get every where. My roots are black so I mix it with a bit of coco powder so there isn’t an aggressive white cast. Then I spritz my hair with some hair perfume. If I’m going to spend the night somewhere I’ll bite the bullet and just use some regular dry shampoo


elljay14

I use this method with a bit of baking soda mixed in. I saw a tip for dark hair to add unsweetened cocoa powder but haven't tried it. I keep forgetting to add it in.


zoishiez

What does the baking soda do?


franticyogi

This is what I use! I love it so much, and even though it is expensive, one bottle lasts forever. I'm convinced it's cheaper in the long run... Or at least that's what I tell my wallet


Jazzlike_Log_709

That's what I tell my wallet too lol. It does last forever, especially since it isn't an aerosol can but a loose powder. It's more than I'd like to shell out at once for it but it works well and it doesn't smell terrible. I don't like Not Your Mother's and some Batiste scents bc they're too overwhelming


hateu2

Try Eva NYC. It’s $12. Smells amazing and is by far my favorite. Moroccan oil has a great one too but it’s more expensive.


idunnobroseph

As someone with black hair I find that most spray dry shampoos always leave a cast (even the ones made for people with dark hair). If I patted it in, I'd inevitably miss a spot on the back of my head and it was really embarrassing. Also I can't stand the smell of most spray dry shampoos. Lush has one that is a powder you apply to your hair which I much prefer since it doesn't leave as bad of a cast, and it smells like lemonade powder. Its lasted me much longer than any spray one too. Only thing is apply it before changing into the clothes you're wearing for the day b/c I find I sometimes accidentally spill it on my shirt and don't notice.


freethenip

the lush one smells so yum, gets fucking everywhere tho


amstown

I know batiste makes a few brown dry shampoos! I have no idea how they are because I don’t deviate from the batiste bare, but it may be worth watching some reviews to see if it’ll work for your hair type.


RedRedBettie

I loved the Batiste brown dry shampoos when I had darker hair. Now I have red hair and wish that they had a red shade!


TopAd9634

When my hair was red I used Bumble and Bumble's red dry shampoo. It also hid my roots really well!


RedRedBettie

I'll have to check this out! Thanks


TopAd9634

Also, Aveda makes a great red shampoo and conditioner. The red conditioner deposits a little bit of color and it's awesome for keeping your hair color vibrant. They used to make one where you could customize the color, but sadly it's discontinued. Good luck! Red hair is awesome, but when I started to develop gray hair I realized honey colored highlights blend better


RedRedBettie

Thanks I’ll look into it!


Hector_Dev

Not just the cast for me it made my scalp itchy and my hair were falling out. I stopped using dry shampoo.


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amstown

I think most girls have accepted that they have to shower daily, regardless of how frequently they’re washing their hair. Dry shampoo can preserve hair styles and decrease oiliness, which saves time and effort in washing and styling. Showering can be such a chore for girls because there is pressure to wash your hair, use elaborate skincare, and shave every day so skipping a step can save a lot of time.


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amstown

Oh man! A long shower for me would include washing my whole body, washing my face, doing some face mask while I shave my entire body, exfoliating, and then I’d have to apply skincare and body lotion after. That would take a solid hour. So, I take 5-10 minute showers daily and a handful of times a week I will add in washing my hair, shaving, etc. so I never have to shower for more than 20 minutes.


plantsandpotions

Another approach, a lot of looking and feeling clean (ie the people who “radiate clean”) is looking put together. Making sure you’re always wearing clean clothes (including undies!) with nice smelling soaps. The scented washing beads are great for this as well. A fresh, clean perfume scent helps a lot as well. But also, making sure your clothing matches, and are ironed. Having your nails well maintained goes a long way. If you want to take it to the next step, clean nude colored manicures or French manicures really complete a look. Makeup can also help. A good foundation to give your skin a very even and clean look. Again, neutral colors if you want to further embellish. Best of luck! 💚


ckm98

I think this has hit the nail on the head, cleanliness is also about doing things that make you *feel* clean not just looking it. It's probably worth working out what things make you feel clean and using those. As plants as noted, it could be a real variety! Mine, for example, circulate around the weekend clean house, clean pj's, clean hair etc, and once a week I use a body moisturiser (nivea body souffle) but during the week I use a cheaper version of that (nivea pump). Not as luxurious, but the smell really helps me feel fresh as its linked to the weekend routine for me. Also a gentle cleanser for my face every day - really helps me feel fresh and calm! So it's really about working out what works for you and how to achieve that.


plantsandpotions

Love this! Having a clean house makes me feel so much cleaner overall!


Own-Number-5112

I don't agree with masking body odors with scented fabric softeners. They smell horrible and cheap. Add perfumes and creams and you're a walking chemical factory 🤭 I think maybe rinsing in the tepid shower additionally only using soap for "soles and holes " and armpits will make you feel fresh. Like a second shower, but not too harsh


marigoldmilk

I don’t think they’re saying mask the body odor but as an extra clothing boost


hesescapingthekiller

"soles and holes" 🤮🤮🤮


Own-Number-5112

It's actually a quote from podcast. Unfortunately none of you idiots recognized it😑


purutorichan

I have to agree with the part of your statement about masking body odors with perfume/creams. I’m really sensitive to smells and when someone walks by and smells like perfume or lotion even if it’s a really good smell it puts me off, (and makes me nauseous/can trigger a migraine) neutral smell/no smell is always so much better in my opinion!! Looking put together with a nice outfit and shoes with tamed hair goes a long way!


Own-Number-5112

Apparently, from the down votes, a lot of women use THOSE cheap, STINKY fabric softeners and CHEAP body sprays, in addition to CHEAP perfumes and CHEAP- SMELLING hair products . I repeat: if it's your choice, be a A Walking Chemical Factory. But Don't tell others that it's a normal state of the body. It has nothing to do with cleanliness. A lot of people have allergies and hate STINKY people because of that. Any shower is better than spraying additional products. I described a shorter version of a SECOND daily shower that wouldn't require a body lotion application. I know that some of you DON'T SHOWER AFTER GYM!!! I SAW Women leave the changing room at lunch time, after changing clothes. Disgusting!


rosieh90

Have you tried using a natural bristle brush to distribute the oils in your hair on the days you don’t wash it? Game changer!


marigoldmilk

How does that work! Maybe I use it wrong but it makes my hair oilier


goldribbonacorn

They’ve always made my hair look oilier too.


rosieh90

Maybe it’s a hair type thing because I think you’re just supposed to brush like normal. It works for well for me but my hair is quite thick


UnpaidNewscast

Probably varies by hair type, but in medieval Europe it was cleaner to not wash your hair because of water-originating disease related reasons. The go to was always having your hair covered to keep dirt away and to meticulously brush it from top to end multiple times a day to ensure more even oil distribution. I'm sure this wasn't a European thing only, but it probably works on European hair types the best since that's where I've seen it mentioned the most.


supergirl2022

Actually, brushing your hair meticulously will cause more breakage and hair fall. Brushing hair often isn't a good thing. Covering hair whilst running household errands was prevalent however since vacuum has been invented there is no need for that and also noone really sweeps their yards anymore as people have grass there. And especially because euro hair is fine and more prone to breakage, keeping it covered alot will lead to baldness and patches ( ask Jewish women who wear wigs what can happen to the scalp when it gets limited air). That being said every fine or thick hair is different and there is no 1 solutions fits all. Your diet, age, exercise, vitamin deficiency, health, and genetic make up will determine problems you may or may not experience.


ohkikis

I read an article years ago that was eye-opening to me as someone who has dealt with an oily scalp since puberty. It pretty much stated that the skin on our scalp is not that different from the skin on our face. Some people deal with oily scalps and others deal with dry scalps. You would not stop washing your face if your face was oily so why would you stop washing your hair if it gets oily? My mind was blown and I stopped trying to train my scalp. I’ve found the best combination of shampoos for my own hair though a very long and expensive trial and error process. My scalp used to get greasy within 6 hours of washing it, but now it stays fresh all day. Luckily the shampoos that work best for me are some of the cheapest ones I’ve tried. Every other day I swap between L’Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo and Tresemme Clean and Replenish Shampoo. I use the companion Elvive conditioner to condition only the ends of my hair. I still have to wash my hair daily because it only stays nice for about 30 hours, but I’m happy I don’t need to use dry shampoo on my roots throughout the day anymore.


purutorichan

Yes I went through years of trying to train my hair to get less oily by skipping washing days, and I began washing daily about a year ago, and the only change I notice in my hair is I can wake up and not have to worry my hair looks greasy cuz I didn’t wash it lol


Leading-Conference94

I go through the same thing. I've found that the redken dry shampoo does me wonders and also I rotate shampoos. I use kenra platinum detox, olaplex, and also I use the oribe serene scalp because of the salicylic acid. I also recently got the Sunday Riley clean rinse scalp serum and GIRL. My hair felt so clean but not stripped. HG product to have on hand now and I'm not.one that is sold on the scalp serums. The redken dry shampoo feels soft in my hair and not that gritty harsh feeling


ohkikis

I’m going to have to look into the products you use. I’ve been wanting to switch out the Tresemme shampoo for one that smells nicer and less like cheap perfume. I’ve always avoided scalp serums just out of fear they’d make me greasier. Definitely going to have to try the Sunday Riley serum. Thanks!


Leading-Conference94

Yes it's kinda expensive so check mercari. I still won't go out of my way for any other scalp stuff but this has me. It leaves no hint of grease and my hair had natural volume.


RxDotaValk

Tressemme has a shampoo and conditioner that smells amazing all day and makes my hair look so thick, I love it. Forgot the name but it states it’s for thickening hair. I use it daily now because I have oily skin/scalp. My hair doesn’t look perfect but I’d prefer not worrying if my hair smells like onions to it looking a little better.


ohkikis

Thanks! I will look for that shampoo and conditioner too. I’ve been wanting to swap to a more nourishing conditioner that won’t make my hair oilier. I’m going to look crazy in the shampoo aisle, trying to sneak sniffs of things with a face mask on. Lol


Piggledeee

Some of the things you’ve said remind me of myself and my ocd tendencies, it’s a slippery slope so make sure you’re always checking yourself and realise that there is such a thing as a good amount of bacteria, not everything must be washed off immediately especially if you’ve only been spending time in your own home since your last shower. Some things that relaxes my hyper analysis of myself and how clean I look was getting a blunt haircut, it just looks better if my roots are a bit oily and I can sleek it back. My hair will still look neat. On days where no one is seeing you don’t wash your hair that will help it in the long run, or try wearing block coloured bandanas on your head to cover oily ness and spritz it with a nice scent ! Remember oily doesn’t necessarily mean dirty! Doing my gua sha routine really made me feel clean and awake, especially if I left my gua sha in the fridge. I make sure to buy high quality thick staple prices of clothing rather than ones that look tatty and warped after a few washes. Doubled up fabrics look great for a long time. Hyaluronic acid for moisture in your skin, always put on when your face is damp, possibly after a toner spritz? You can carry a spritz bottle that you can hydrate your face with throughout the day. Touch your hair and face less by carrying a paddle brush and blotting papers with you :) I bet you look very clean, everyone is their own worst critic!


Jazzlike_Log_709

I have a friend who showers every 3 days and smells like a damn flower. I, on the other hand, feel gross like 4 hours after a shower. Genetics probably has the biggest effect on it. Also, I notice that if I'm particularly anxious one day (like every day) I sweat more and the sweat smells different than workout sweat. Brushing my teeth and washing my face makes me feel way cleaner even though I'm not fully bathing. If I have a long day, I try to do those two things halfway between the day and I'm more comfortable. Changing into a different outfit also helps.


smookieknip

Just a thought, but it might also have to with skin microbiome.


Jazzlike_Log_709

This too! I recently learned about skin microbiome. It never occurred to me that it served a purpose. But I started using a LA Roche Posay prebiotic lotion and I have noticed a difference


blakchat

What does the lotion do?


Jazzlike_Log_709

It's just a moisturizer that has prebiotics in it, supposed to help strengthen the skin barrier. I have parched skin all over my body https://www.laroche-posay.us/our-products/dry-skin-eczema/body-lotion/lipikar-balm-ap--moisturizer-for-dry-skin-lipikarbalmap.html


DexterCutie

Oh, I love this moisturizer, but have you ever noticed that it smells just a little bit? I can't place my finger on the smell, but it's a little off and it's not very noticeable.


Jazzlike_Log_709

It smells kinda sweet to me! Pretty subtle to me too


CesareBach

Thanks for the suggestion


tekflower

All of this, and I think the climate you live in has something to do with it, and hormones as well.


Jazzlike_Log_709

Yep. Climate, humidity, air pollution, skin pH, etc!


SquidgyPeaches

This is actually really good, basic advice. It's simple but mentally it can have such am effect on how you feel about yourself :)


YesButMakeItNo4

I wash with dettol body soap, it makes me feel so fresh and clean! I suffer with autoimmune disease so I’m always abit sweaty when I do sweat I can just smell the soap coming out of my pores so fresh! Also have you tried apple cider rinse on your hair? It removes build up in hair your shampoo can leave build up in your hair and then daily life builds up on top, there are plenty of videos on you tube on how to make the solution, hope it all works out 😊


CesareBach

Be careful with using antibacterial body wash, because it can indirectly kill the normal bacterial fauna on the skin. These good bacteria will compete with bad bacteria and fungi, preventing skin infection. My sister used to use Dettol antibacterial body wash and one day put on an unwashed worn shirt. She has bad dermatitis since. After finding out what she is using as a body wash, I advised her to wash with non antibacterial.


YesButMakeItNo4

Thank you, I mainly use it because I used to get boils under my arms and other places (one of my medications brought me out in them ALL THE TIME) using the dettol soap made me feel like I’m keeping hygienic and bacteria free! Well bad bacteria and after when my tablets changed I just continued to use it


CesareBach

We do what work for us :)


AnnaCat90

I do think most people need to shower everyday to stay fresh. I would say how often you wash your hair would depend on hair type. For example I shower daily but I only wash my hair every 3 days and I usually feel clean.


Juebagel

Some people are just naturally oily. I can't go more than 2 days with out washing my hair. If my hair is straight I end up playing with it all day and it feels gross by the end of the night. If I curl it, I can go two days and throw some dry shampoo in it the next day. But I absolutely hate going more than 2 days without washing my hair... I don't know how people can go 3-4 days with out doing so!


DexterCutie

Yeah, I have to wash my hair daily because it's so fine and oily. If I don't style it, I find myself twirling it constantly and it gets oily within a couple hours. It's crazy. I hate being oily with baby fine hair.


blakchat

I wash my hair weekly. Idk, my hair doesn’t get oily. I even exercise most days and sweat a ton on my head, but it doesn’t get oily or smell or anything. Now, I am African American, and I’ve got a big ass fro. So that probably has something to do with it 😂 but for real, I definitely prefer to wash it every couple days (the feeling of water on my scalp is glorious…) but it takes too long, and I just don’t want to spend that much time on hair care every other day


adriannab320

I have very oily hair a few years back I found that shampoos with tea tree as an ingredient really help. It doesnt have to be expensive either. I found that the paul michell tea tree shampoo shelf life didnt match the hefty price. I've been using Renpure Tea Tree Lemon Sage shampoo/conditioner its been very helpful at keeping the oiliness at bay. Does it smell pretty? Not exactly but it works wonders I can go up to 4 days without washing. I use dry shampoo in between I like the herbal essences one and the blue batiste. I also find blowing out my hair will also help my hair look cleaner.


MercurialMedusienne

Nothing makes me feel ickier than sweat, so I finally bought some Bust Dust anti-boob-sweat powder. It is a damn lifesaver. Me and my clothes feel a lot fresher for a lot longer.


scarfacelaws

Ooh what’s the brand?


purutorichan

Sorry I know I’m not the person you asked the question to but most powders that are anti sweat are cornstarch or baby powder based!


MercurialMedusienne

https://megababebeauty.com/products/bust-dust It's corn starch-based, so no talc, which is bad for your lungs. Honestly, the pump action isn't ideal, so when it runs out I might find a loose powder instead.


AnnieOakleyLives

I am curious what the brand is too.


MercurialMedusienne

https://megababebeauty.com/products/bust-dust It's corn starch-based, so no talc, which is bad for your lungs. Honestly, the pump action isn't ideal, so when it runs out I might find a loose powder instead.


customerservicevoice

Oh and keep the places you get clean in clean. Deep clean your bathroom regular. I had to spend two weeks showering in a bathroom that wasn’t mine and I just didn’t feel clean. Even washing out your washing machine and vacuuming out your dryer lint. Maintain the things that keep you clean


Stickliketoffee16

I housesat for a friend of mine a few years ago & it was a beautiful apartment but when I went into the bathroom, it was **disgusting**. My very neat freak boyfriend was coming to stay with me & so I spent 4.5 hours cleaning the bathroom alone - there was so much fake tan & coffee scrub everywhere in addition to normal grime. Unfortunately I didn’t discover the at least week-old milo (like Ovaltine - you mix it with milk) mugs under the bed until much later when I was trying to sleep


customerservicevoice

I would have had to clean that bathroom, too! The house I was at had one bathroom with just a shower fan (not a good one) & no window for SEVEN people. It was like a steam shower all day. The walls would drip water. I just couldn’t feel clean showering in other peoples shower water, lol. And the family left all products out. So much grime & build up & hair stuck around it. Take shit out of your showers after every use, people. And don’t put the lid down. It traps smells and bacteria. Let that shit air out.


Discochickens

Aveda dry shampoo is heaven for between hair washing. Smells divine


blakchat

I’m not sure what you mean by “feel dirty”, but cleaning once a day is fine. Brush 2x/day, floss once, do your skincare, hair care, etc. brush under your nails, use a pumice stone on the soles of your feat, clean behind your ears, between your toes, in your bellybutton, nape of your neck, between your legs and between those cheeks at your back door. Through out the day, you could do things like use baby wipes after pooping (or a bidet), feminine wipes (these are expensive, I only use these during my period, when I need it), baby wipes under arms or wherever you get sweaty and reapply deodorant. You can use dry shampoo right after washing hair (supposed to absorb the oils). You could also make sure your clothes and sheets are clean and don’t stink. Drink chlorophyll as internal deodorant, salicylic acid toner or lume as a deodorant (underarms and private parts). Make sure under boobs or any folds of skin is dried completely (mold or something can grow in wet, dark areas of skin), wear perfumes… Idk, what exactly makes you feel unclean?


joceisboss21

Just to kind of piggyback on this, body wipes are excellent for a quick refresh. My job requires me to be outside a lot of the time, and in the desert when it can easily be well over 115°F, you tend to SWEAT. I’ve found that body wipes help a lot, especially if they’re slightly mentholated. Duke Cannon makes wonderful ones, albeit for men - I think they’re literally called “Dude Wipes” but oh my god they are a lifesaver. They smell clean and fresh and have a bit of an exfoliating side that is wonderful. Those absolutely save me on days where ‘fresh’ is not in my vocabulary.


DexterCutie

Oh, I use summer's eve feminine wipes, unscented, and they're only a dollar something for 30.


blakchat

Wow, where? I use summers eve unscented too…they’re like 4$ at target and cvs 😭


DexterCutie

I get mine from Walmart. I'm in Colorado, near Denver. Maybe prices are different elsewhere?


DexterCutie

Yeah, I just double checked. They're $1.72.


customerservicevoice

I’m also a complete hygiene freak. My hair can stay super fresh (washed every 4th day with no maintenance after the first blowout/flat iron on day 1), but my skin is oily. I stopped wearing face makeup. Eye makeup only. I can still shower daily & leave most of my eye makeup on, including strip lashes. In between I do skincare. Red light therapy. Suction treatments, etc. my fave stays looking really good & clean. I also carry around micellar water & use it a few times a day then reapply sunscreen or lotion. Start waxing your armpits. I never smell, eve mn after a soccer game. It takes a few sessions to really get the hair gone, but it helps with sweating. I change my underwear & socks 2x/day. It’s extreme, but I like to be fresh. Wash your sheets and pillows cases twice per week. I was on vacation & not having fresh sheets killed my freshness.


DecisiveB

Maybe because you’re just supposed to clean yourself everyday, it shouldn’t be seen as something to ‘deal with’ it’s the norm lol


Jazzlike_Log_709

I mean, cleaning daily wasn't really a thing until pretty recently in American history. It's not universal


SquidgyPeaches

I actually think people have a pretty warped idea of what 'clean' is, using harsh chemicals on your skin daily and scrubbing the shit out of your skin and hair isn't cleaning it. Not only do you damage your skin and make issues worse but you also fuck with your microbiome and leave yourself open to more infections, illnesses etc and allow your body to be a blank canvas for colonisation. Don't get me wrong I struggle with the same ideas and feel unclean sometimes also, but I think we all need to reevaluate how we treat our bodies. We don't always need to smell nice and of synthetic fragrances etc. Also your body reflects your diet and organs, if you're smelling it can be related to diet and also is your bodies way of saying somethings up (or not!). Body odour is just a way our body excretes information around us (same as pheromones). Edit: Kinda went on a tangent there. But yeah have a look into cleanliness and your microbiome it may allow you to look at it differently. :)


roxypompeo

Lmao this is the only answer


outlandish-companion

Lol right?!


shadowheart1

For the hair specifically, try using a cowash between shampoos. Basically, you use a cheap conditioner (without silicones) to wash your scalp just like you would a shampoo. It won't bubble up the same way, but it will remove excess oils, hydrate your scalp (which will reduce your skin's need to produce oil), and it will rinse out with just water afterwards. A great option in the US is VO5 conditioners. You can buy them for less than a dollar from a Dollar Tree or a Walmart. You can use a cowash every day if you need to because it only removes excess oils; most shampoos have sulfates which strip all of the oils away. This is great to clean your hair, but it also dries out the scalp if you do it too often. Start by alternating a shampoo day with a cowash day and see how it goes for you from there.


DexterCutie

Is co-wash the same as cleansing conditioner? I use Wen cleansing conditioner and I love it.


dondee9si

Yes it is 😊


DexterCutie

Good to know, thanks.


dondee9si

RenPure is a much cheaper alternative to Wen. It’s recommended by the subreddit curly girl! I got it on Amazon for about $8. It works great! I’ve been told that a bit of conditioner after rinsing at the ends is helpful for long hair 😊


DexterCutie

I've actually tried RenPure and didn't like it. My hair wasn't as soft. I'm bummed because, you're right, it is cheaper:( The only cheaper product that I loved was Loreals EverCreme and I'm pretty sure they discontinued it because it's very hard to find now. I found one, on the Walmart site, and it was like 35-40 bucks! I always add extra after rinsing because it's soooo helpful, as you said. I have really short, fine hair. You'd think it would make it greasy, but it doesn't.


dondee9si

I find some products that are hard to find on Amazon. I remember a few years ago, when I colored my hair myself. I used Olia. Suddenly it was gone from the stores! I happened to run across it on Amazon. It was still used in the UK. So I bought several. Yes it cost more than I paid in stores here. But it was the only one without ammonia at the time. You could try that. My daughter uses Hair One available at Sally’s. It’s a Wen knock off. She really likes it. Good luck! 😊


snotpocketz

look into what ingredients are in your shampoo and conditioners! some just aren’t a good match for your hair. i don’t know the specifics of this but it’s something to look into! also if you did like a purify or detox mask to your hair and shampoo twice during your showers! that helps a lot to decrease buildup and helps your hair stay clean looking for longer.


vladimir_poontangg

Dry shampoo and underarm deodorizing wipes! For dry shampoo I just use Batiste. I've used more expensive brands before but I like Batiste the best, specifically the volumizing one. The underarm wipes I love because I go to the gym before work and don't usually have time to shower in between so they help me feel fresh. I also keep them in the glove box in my car just in case. Also as a fellow bigger girl if you haven't used anti chafing cream I also highly recommend that. Body glide is great but there's also the monistat one that works well.


LumpySnowman

I only wash my hair twice a week. Shower and bath all the time still. I used to wash my hair every night but started to get very bad itching and dry scalp. Constant washing strips the scalp of its natural oil and can dry out the scalp and cause dandruff. At first my hair was super oily and it was a struggle not to wash it but I used dry shampoo instead and the oiliness eventually went away. Hair health wise washing your hair once to twice a week is more than enough in the shower. Otherwise dry shampoo works wonders!!


Nycimplant2

Ironing stuff can make a big difference


kick_the_gong

Could be the hard water from your shower- or perhaps some mildew has formed in your shower head?


ZebraFine

Get a bidet added to your toilet.


justhereinitlol

I feel like the girls who radiate cleanliness it’s the way they’ve styled themselves, simple makeup, nails always done and not grown out, hair slicked back usually, long lasting perfume.. I have friends who do not shower every day and I do, but aesthetically they *look* cleaner than me because they’ll do those things and I’ll throw my hair up in a bun and put on a mismatch tracksuit lol


Euphoric_Bet

I'm following this post because I have the same issue 😭😭 I think it's because we shower everyday. Our body overcompensates by creating more oils, which is why we may feel dirty the next day. I've heard the best thing to do is to train your hair and allow the oils to balance out. I wanna do it too, but I don't wanna stink 😭 but to not stink, we gotta let ourselves stink 🤔🤔


JavaChip_953

My hair used to be super oily and would smell the day after i showered and no shampoo could fix it. So then i started using the head and shoulders dry scalp care shampoo, it has two almonds on it, and it fixed it! The only shampoo that has worked so far for me. My family were telling me that head and shoulders dries out your hair but it worked so so far so good. Maybe it’ll work for you?


Euphoric_Bet

Nah, I've used Head & Shoulders and I hated it. It left a film on my hair. I dont like to use products with silicones, sulfates, parabens, dyes, etc. I use a really great shampoo and all, but I feel like my hair smells after I wake up in the morning. I use a scalp scrub once a week, so idk what the culprit is. Excess product? I wash my pillowcase regularly, and I washed my pillow cover too! Maybe washing it every day just isn't good.


JavaChip_953

I dont wash mine everyday, just every other day at night. But if I wait another day then it starts to smell. It delays it somehow but it’s enough time and I don’t have to wash it everyday. I mentioned head and shoulders dry scalp care because that specific shampoo out of all their shampoos worked on me for some reason. What shampoo do you use?


Euphoric_Bet

I use Not Your Mother's Green Tea Matcha & Apple Blossom shampoo. It's the best shampoo I've ever used 😭 it doesn't have all the nasty stuff in it, which is why I trust it. I always get told by the hair stylist that my hair is very healthy, which is good to hear since I try very hard to take care of my hair (air drying, using a microfiber hair wrap rather than a towel, using healing serum), but it's oily the next morning when I wake up. I'm thinking about braiding it or putting it in a bun to help, or using dry shampoo.


maggiem14

What healing serum do you use in your hair?


Euphoric_Bet

OGX Vitamin E healing serum. It's rare to find cuz they stopped selling it in stores 😭


RedRedBettie

An oily scalp is likely hormonal, mine was. It only got better once I started taking spironolactone.


RxDotaValk

Same for me! It’s still not perfect but it did improve.


Winesday_addams

You need to shower everyday. Almost everyone does, unless they're sedentary and/or live in a dry climate. Also, I assume you use deodorant, but you didn't mention it so I just want to make sure! Some hair types need to be washed everyday. Yours might be one of them and there's nothing wrong with that. Don't feel bad that you need to wash up everyday... It isn't damaging as long as you're careful to try use gentle shampoos and moisturizing soaps. You also might try rinsing instead of washing, as that might be all that you need.


SephoraRothschild

INFO: How old are you, what is your definition of "clean"?


Pkmnkat

Face mist? Highlighter? Maybe need to change your shampoo and try to not touch your hair with dirty hands


Cautious-Blueberry63

Hask charcoal purifying dry shampoo is the best. No film or white cast, and the scent isn’t over whelming !


StayWildChild

Are you me? I feel the same way.


animesoul167

If you're a bigger girl, are you feeling unclean/sweaty on other parts of your body? Deorderant and powder can go in-between and underneath the breasts, and under the belly, and on the thighs around the groin.


purutorichan

I shower daily but only use unscented soap on my armpits, feet, and in private areas. The rest is just water. Scrubbing your body everyday with soap actually just breaks down the acid mantle of your skin (why you feel squeaky clean after a shower) I do scrub my body with a scrubber and soap once a week though to exfoliate. I wash my hair daily though with shampoo and tea tree oil. I’ve tried going multiple days without washing bc it’s “bad for your hair” but I started washing daily about a year ago and there is absolutely no difference now vs when I would suffer days with oily unwashed hair, ymmv. I brush my hair multiple times a day bc i have fine hair that looks stringy very quickly. Of course brush teeth. And I use a salt stick deodorant so I don’t have a weird deodorant smell. (I can’t stand any smells I get migraines)


Leading-Conference94

A lot of times just washing your face and doing a natural no makeup lit from within type look will achieve the same thing. Also dry shampoo to give yourself some nice volume without looking like you made effort. Nude lip gloss. You'll look fresh as a daisy.


mimibby

The thing that has helped my oily scalp the most is that when I do shampoo my hair, which is only about two to three times a week, I spend tons of time working the shampoo into my scalp. If I know my hair is extra greasy, I’ll shampoo twice. I have long, curly hair so the easiest way to shampoo my hair is to just kneel in the bathtub with my head upside down and rinse under the tub faucet. I also make sure to not put too many conditioning products on roots. Other things that make me feel clean is to always make sure my hands and feet look nice/clean. I regularly exfoliate my feet and slather heavy lotion on them. I don’t paint my nails often, but if I do, I immediately remove the polish if it starts to chip. Personally, I think crusty feet can make you feel dirty even if you just stepped out of the shower. Also, just using lotion in general. I think hydrated, not flaky skin, looks “cleaner” then flaky, patchy skin. Of course I know some people have medical conditions that make their skin always look like this so it’s not achievable for everybody.


sonyafly

I am the same way. I have oily skin. I now shower every other day (sometimes daily). I have health problems that make showering or styling my hair every day sometimes all I can do. I have experimented with tons of dry shampoos (powders work best but have drawbacks). I now get DryBar from Marshall’s ($14/bottle instead of $24). I shower and do my hair and then that night if I put the dry shampoo into sections and leave it in overnight my hair looks good the next day. I clean my pits with wipes from Trader Joe’s get dressed and don’t waste my energy on a shower every day. If I use powdered dry shampoo I can go longer without shampooing but it has its drawbacks. When I shower in AM I’m already greasy by PM no matter what products. I also have fine, thin, straight hair.


raksha25

You may also want to change your shampoo and conditioner. I just had to change mine because it was leaving my hair feeling greasy car sooner than it should. But also some people just need to wash their hair daily.


Xulybeted12

Also, baby wipes/deodorant body wipes are your friend. When you aren’t able to shower, they’re a lifesaver. So is a deodorant body powder like Gold Bond, which can keep sweat away.


supergirl2022

Well, since I have had my brain injury I have to wash my head every morning because my head hurts so bad and after the shower I get a bit of relief. Before that I went through a similar time when for a couple of years I had to wash my hair everyday. I haven't found much difference in wash vs no wash. It is drying of course but its because my hair is high porosity due to bleaching. If you have good healthy hair then your hair isn't as porous so it gets oily. If you must wash, wash with condioner as that is what I did. I may have skipped the shampoo altogether for a week, maybe weeks (memory loss). I also bought neutrogena anti residue shampoo from shoppers which is helpful to get out product from hair. You know what girl, stress is what will make you look bad. Even the most gorgeous woman ( my best friend) I couldn't recognize her because she was so so stressed when she just had her babies one after another. So, don't stress! If you must wash your hair everyday, then wash it. To compensate for it and as a profilactic, do rice water rinses, coconut oil with thyme essential oil hot oil masks and etc. Also your diet and exercise is important. Exercise is free so thats the good start for healthy hair and skin. Diet, yes organic and free range can be costly but try what you can do. Instead of spending lots of money on skincare, spend the money to nourish your body from the inside. I do have quiet a good hair, not a bad set of figure and look 12 years younger than my own age and also it was asked how can my hair look good and I can seem so together whilst I have a brain injury. I dont use makeup, nor do I use much perfume. I do shower everyday, wash my sheets very often and keep the house very clean. I sanitize my phone as well. Tbh, those strong smells will be turn off for everyone. You can dab a little on your wrist but of high quality perfume not those flowery things off bath and body. Most important however is the anti perspirant. Look, there is a difference between being a naturally attractive female vs a high maintenance girl but in any case if you going to be comfortable, not stressed then you will radiate that confidence. Also, if you cant afford clothes but have good fashion sense you should go to thrift stores. Get a basic wardrobe created which you can find on insta or pinterest inspo and then just add things onto that. You don't need a lot of money and a lot of clothes if you have good fashion sense. Also, buy things your size. Even if it means buying XXxxxxxxl just buy the size that fits you. If things are too tight and uncomfortable it will show in your face. I always wore clothes that fit me comfortably so noone has an idea that my size went from xxs to L because I buy what fits me instead of trying to fit into things. Perhaps you know all of this but in any case I thought I'd share. )


cureandthecause

Try adding dusting powder to your routine. I sprinkle some into my shirt, near armpits and stomach then give my clothes a shake. This also helps your perfume to last longer(spray after dusting). I notice my diet as well, like when I drink coffee regularly, my body produces much more oil and it affects my skin/hair/sweat, etc.. Edit: I use a powder from Lush.


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I wonder this too, especially when I can’t wash my hair often.


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Cinnamommyyy

The post itself or the comment section?