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    How long would you wear your cornrows. I recently got my cornrows about 4 days ago and I was thinking to myself, just wearing them for 2 weeks would be good for me. BUT, the same day I went to get my cornrows, I was in the salon while my mother was getting her hair done. There was this dude in their with Beautiful natural hair, long and thick and it was being detangled. I didn't see how it looked before it had been washed but while i was there, I heard the stylist ask him

    How long ago did he wash his hair and when did he get his cornrows put in because there was so much shed hair?

    Him: near the begining of decemeber

    Stylist: You mean to tell me you had those cornrows in since Decemeber and it's February

    Him: Yeah

    Stylist: When was the last time you washed your hair

    Him: When I first got the cornrows in .

    I'm glad I wasn't there when he first came in because I was told that as soon as they unraveled his cornrows the whole salon started STANKIN !!!

    So how long have you worn your cornrows? How long have you gone without washing?

    I'm guessing he retained all that growthin by not manipulating for 3 months, but really how great do cornrows look at 3 months?

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    Ah...I'm NOTORIOUSLY for putting braids in for 2,3,4 months and not washing my hair

    Even when I had a perm, I'd wash my hair every other week b/c it was such a tedious process, so maybe I'm still spoiled...

    Nah...I'm lazy...lol

    Not really. I just never liked how wet braid/cornrows looked and some times the wetting and drying loosened them and each week I'd say I'll wash 'em, but another week would pass...then another...then another.

    The last set of braids I had were tree braids. Got them in early November, took them out after the first of January and aside from a few sprinkles of rain, that was the first time water touched my scalp since the morning I washed my hair before putting them in.

    Ok. You can stone me now.

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    LOL I won't stone you ....I want to keep my cornrows in longer than 2 weeks I just need to know how. His hair was beautiful though. Umm but i want to wash, I can't go 3 months without washing. How did you do that? Did you rinse or do something to your scalp at all?

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    sorry but i couldnt go months without washing my hair that's just uke2: to me. even when i was a permie i washed my hair a few times a week so nothing's really changed now. my scalp sweats just like any other part of my body.

    i knew a guy who was like that as well. he got his hair braided like once a month and only washed his head then. after a week I could smell it and lets just say the relationship didnt last that long because i didnt like the idea of his nasty smelling head stanking up my pillows

    as for cornrows i've kept mine in as long as 2 weeks but i still wash. after about 2 weeks they start coming out anyway. it's pretty much the saem when ive worn sewn n weave (for up to 6 weeks)

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    How long ago did he wash his hair and...

    That is nasty! <_< I wear braids a lot and it's very important to keep your scalp clean. I would wear micros for maybe 8 to 9 weeks. It takes a lot to wash it. So what I would do if I had micros or even cornrows is mix shampoo and water together in a cup or bowl it doesn't matter. Get a washcloth and dip it in there and wipe my scalp so that its clean. If you do that then your hair shouldn't smell...at least not that much. With micros I would wash the ends and not wash my whole head. You could also use astringent..(like clean and clear that you use to clean your face) that kinda burns though. I read about this one in a magazine.

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    He's nasty!

    I have worn cornrows for about 4 weeks, if I remember correctly. I don't know if I made it to six. Even then, I washed them every week. I don't like for my hair to stink.

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    When I was younger I'd wear braids for a couple of months and maybe wash them once the entire time I had the braids. I know, gross.

    When I was transitioning with braids I got hip to the astringent/witch hazel thing and that saved me. I didn't like washing braids because I always thought it made them look older and it seemed to take forever to dry.

    Now that I'm wearing two-strand twists I only keep them in for a couple of weeks at a time and wash my hair whenever I take them out. I think I'll revisit the astringent though because I want to see if I can keep these in longer than that.

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    with cornrows i used to have them in for one month and only wash my hair if it really started to itch which just says it all really. i did use braid spray though.

    when i had my micros i washed my hair about 1-2 times a week.

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    when I didnt "know any better as a kid"
    and didnt have any control of my hair as a kid...
    I got conrows in mid to late may of 2000 and my mother did not let me take them thangs out till the last week of June...

    Now, after three weeks you could no longer see my parts...I have mad pictures of me like that....I guess that's why I cant hold a protective style too much longer after it gets fuzzy because Im so traumatized by my mother (thanks mom!)

    But even if brother mayne did retain length in the braids, by the time its all said and done he still isnt going to have it cause Im sure his hair is all dry and crispy from not washing and I know or assume that most men arent up on moisturizing with sprays like we are....

    But gurl, you can last 3 weeks + with rows...I use to do it all the time with extensions (assuming thats what you got...)

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    I haven't ever gone longer than 3 weeks with cornrows...thats when I took them out and got them redone.

    what you could do is let water run down them in the shower then pour what ever you use to wash with on top...no mushing or rubbing. rinse. repeat 2 or 3x then do a final rinse. pat dry and spread gel on top then tie down with a scarf.

    or just put seabreeze or witch hazel in between the braids with a q tip.

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    I'm guessing he retained all that growthin by not manipulating...

    The longest I have gone with any style on my own natural hair is 2 weeks, without washing. Even that was pushing it because my hair was dying for a rinse/shampoo.

    With added hair extensions I have gone one month, but I rinsed with warm water every 2 weeks.

    I'm not surprised that the gentlemen went almost 3 months without washing. I have heard of many men with braids doing that, I suppose if it is not bothering him then it works for him.

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    How long ago did he wash his hair and...

    Thats why guys hair grow faster then our hair, because we do more manipulation then they do. Yeah that is true about the stankin part. But my brother tends to rinse his out when he showers to prevent smell.

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    But gurl, you can last 3 weeks + with rows...I...

    No extensions are added, it's just my hair. It's been 5 days now and they are starting itch. But my goal is to make it 2 to 3 weeks.

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    Yall can go ahead and get ready to say that I'm nasty because.............I have braids in right now that I have had in since the end of December and nope I haven't washed them......well, I have witch hazled about 3 times, and I have also had the fron and back re-done since then (unwashed).....I have SO much new growth (I am transitioning)......My hair doesn't stink at all....but even as a permie I never washed my hair often, once like every 3 weeks. And trust me, I'm not one of those people that says "yeah, my hair didn't/doesn't stink"....but yet it really does... Plus I'm positive that my family woul let me know if I was fanning head funk around the house

    ETA: So to answer your question on how long you should kep your cornrows in, I really think it depends on the individual. I think it depends on how long you can tolerate having them in your hair AND if they still look decent....that's my

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    I can't make it longer than two weeks with cornrows. My hair doesn't stink but it'll start itching and I can't hang with that!

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    I agree with Real05 that it depends on the individual. Because I know that I can not stand for my scalp to itch, I was frequently,which is why I don't want to pay a lot of money for cornrows. My hair curls out of them anyways.

    I believe that the longest I have gone without washing my hair is about 3 weeks. After that the dandruff can get really bad and the braid sprays never work for me. If I could go for months without shampooing my hair and it would help my hair grow and it wouldn't stink..I would be all for it!

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    I have kept twists in for six weeks without washing\\rinsing and my hair didn't itch. I guess it helps that I don't put stuff (oil, lotion, spritz) in my hair. So my scalp did not bother me at all and my hair always passed the sniff test. Different strokes for different folks.

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    two weeks with corn rows.....use astringent with a Qtip

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    I usually don't put products in my hair either, and it will start to itch after 3 days. However, I workout alot which may be the cause of that. I put hair grease on it, and it stopped itching.

    Blackout I didn't pay much, just 15 dollars. I went to a cosmostology school for teens and college freshmen and the girl hooked me up. Everyone else wanted to charge me $65 but that was too much for me.

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    How long ago did he wash his hair and...

    can someone tell me where this ^^ idea came from. it is my understanding that your will grow regardless of what you do. unless you have damaged you scalp your hair will grow. how fast or slow depends on the health of your scalp and the health of you body. now i do believe you can simulate your scalp and feed it to get more growth (i have tested this with aloe juice and herb infused oils and seen great results) but the thought of not moving your hair around will make it grow does not make sense to me. when i braid or twist my hair up for two and three weeks at a time i am able to see the growth because the braids lift up and the base of the twist get puffy. but i do not contribute that to not manipulating my hair. i see it like when you were relaxed you could see the new growth now you are natural its harder to see when it grows unless its in a style that will allow you to see the growth. im sorry for ranting in your thread it just i saw this somewhere before and i want to know why ppl think that. if anyone has info i can read on it i would be greatful

    MOE

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    moe. I don't think people believe that hair grows faster if it is not moved but that it retains more length if it is not manipulated. Less combing brushing and styling typically means less breakage. Sometimes people use the wrong words such as braiding my hair and not touching it will make it grow faster when it is about retaining the growth they have aquired and not loosing it to breakage.

    Edited to answer the OP's question....I can go forever without washing my hair. I just do the sea breeze thing and I am fine. I don't have the stink or the film because I do not let product near my scalp. I works for me.

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    my cornrows last about 3 weeks, i dont rinse/wash them. i'd go longer but they get too fuzzy to look cute. that guy was probably wearing a doo-rag on his head for the last month. i see a few guys with that (and really, anything could be going on under there).

    i used to wear braid extensions all the time when i had a perm....typically 2 months at a time, and no i would not wash just because it would make my braids fuzzy & loose. i think that's why i can stretch a style now. i dont usualy feel any itching until the 2.5 week mark because i still grease my scalp. different strokes i guess.

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    Moe... no one said that the hair did not grow unless it was in braids. Retaining length and hair growing does not mean the same thing. Length is retained when hair is not manipulated regularly, such as heat styling everyday. Heat styling can cause your hair to break and if your hair stays the same length for years because of constant heat styling this means you are not retaining length you have grown.

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    I used to leave in cornrows for as long as 6-8 weeks, but I would have to wash my hair at least once a week, even with the cornrows in.

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    one my question is in general not directed and anyone person

    I'm guessing he retained all that growthin by not manipulating...

    i get what you saying here

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    I need to find one of those places because that is a price that I can not beat!

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    i get what you saying hereYes, retain length. Sorry for...

    Blackoutzangel - They might have one in your area. Do you have any trade schools that highschoolers and college freshmen attend to obtain their license? You might want to check it out to see if there is one.

    When I went in, I brought my comb and also asked the stylist to make sure I am turned towards the mirror. The young lady (18 years old) told me the products she was using for hold or for sanitizing, as she went along. Also, she did not braid tight by request, especially when she came upon a tender spot she really let up. She was very good and listened to the customer.

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    I hate washing my hair. When I have cornrows in my hair, I wash them every other week. Usually, they only last about 4 weeks, if that long. I like to change it up.

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    when i was younger i would go weeks without washing my hair, but i didn't really care....now i can't go too long (2 weeks) without a real washing.

    when i have cornrows w/extensions, i usually try to keep them in for 2-2 1/2 weeks, but thats only because i get bored and need a change. i'm getting cornrows this week and i'm hoping to keep them in for the month of march, or at least 3 1/2 to 4 weeks.

    when i have micros i have to rinse them at least once a week or i go crazy

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    I'm planning to get cornrow extensions this weekend and I'm going to try and leave them in the entire month of March. To be honest, I don't see myself washing them because they'll get frizzy and I'll want to take them out. I've never kept any past 2 1/2 weeks so this will be a challenge, but my hair needs the break so I can keep my hands (and my scissors) out of it. Now if it starts to itch like crazy.......

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