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In the 1950s, Washing Hair "Often" Meant Every Two Weeks

If you've always thought washing your hair several times a week was a staple of modern civilization, prepare to have your mind blown. As recently as the 1950s, hygiene and grooming experts considered washing your hair every other week to be "often," and brushing was considered a more important activity for keeping hair clean and in good condition. Check out this awesome vintage video to see how people were washing and styling 60 years ago; you just might pick up a helpful hint or two.

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Nancepantsbotwin Nancepantsbotwin 4 years
I would love to wash my hair less frequently, but it appears greasy 12 hrs. after washing. Dry shampoos just make it look greasy and clumpy, what to do?????
neonbee neonbee 4 years
Oh my, I really want to shampoo my hair every other day, but it gets super greasy after only a day so I really have no choice. I tried dry shampoos. Not much of a difference.
lvb2536 lvb2536 4 years
It's all about the dry shampoo, people! As I type, I'm on day 7 hair and you would never know thanks to a man named Oscar Blandi. I would also recommend easing into the no washing thing. Start by washing it every other or every third day. If your hair is anything like mine (moderately greasy 24 hours after washing), you'll grow to love your third day hair! It's amazingly more stylable. Plus, you'll save a ton of time getting ready in the morning!
Jasmina201282 Jasmina201282 4 years
If I washed my hair 1 a week, i would look like a grease ball. I have tried to go two day without washing and there was so much oily in my hair that it made it looked wet. So I usually just was it once a day or once every other day.
morriehudiburg morriehudiburg 4 years
This would be so much better for your hair! I really want to start washing my hair less but every time I try it gets really greasy.
valkyrie911 valkyrie911 4 years
My hair was dry and full of split ends until I started washing it only 1x a week w/o conditioner. I think this is an example of the "more is better" relationsip between consumers and advertising.
spacekitten spacekitten 4 years
I love those clear plastic brushes and combs!
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