By adding the word repeat, manufacturers doubled their sales because you were using twice as much shampoo. So, to save money go back to the old instructions 'wash, rinse'. Of course if you were mud wrestling or something that would get your hair that dirty, then I would 'repeat' too.
Source: Too long ago to remember where I heard it.
By knitter926 from Bloomington,IL
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I am pretty sure this is not an urban legend. I have actually seen old soap ads that says to repeat the face wash. It's simply ridiculous! I have also heard hairdressers tell me to shampoo twice, but no offence, hair dressers aren't always right!
I wasted shampoo for so many years by repeating, until I decided to try shampoo only once. Try it! What do you have to lose? I also recommend to let the shampoo sit in your hair for a minute, before rinsing it out. It has thus longer time to "clean". I have not needed to repeat since I started with this!
I heard the quip about the shampoo co. adding the word"repeat" also many yrs ago. Johnny Carson used it while exchanging remarks with Ed if I remember correctly. It amazed me then but I admit I still "repeat" but I use less shampoo each time and I water down my shampoo to make it last longer. Hamnurse
I have short hair and need to wash it every 3 days. Even so, the first wash never leaves it clean. I use a cheaper shampoo for the first wash and then my more expensive one for the second so I still save a bit.
I find that because your hair gets dirty and oily, that the water and oil don't let the shampoo mix well, and that the first one is not effective. If you use more shampoo for the first one, it's still using more shampoo.
I loved the Videl Sasson shampoo, conditioner and finishing rince all in one, but have not been able to find it over the last several years.
As usual, I google things so this is a link you might all find interesting.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& ... ;aq=3&oq=shampooing+t&aqi=g8
That's really odd that as a hair dresser you agree to shampoo twice. My sister-in-law (also a hair dresser) also said once is enough. Perhaps just for short hair? I only shampoo once and my hair gets real clean. I do however rinse very well. I have no problem with dandruff or thinning hair.
I think you're the victim of an urban legend. While short hair or hair shampooed daily is fine with one shampoo, even hairdressers (like me) shampoo twice. The first time is to remove soil and whatnot like product and oil. The second is to really cleanse the scalp and rinse out loose skin and product from the hair. Maybe people think we all cheat, but our backbar supplies are the highest after chemicals. The error that most people make is using too much. So cut it in half, but one shampoo only leads to scalp buildup which in turn leads to thinning hair and dandruff. I have no doubt someone wanted to cut costs, but what really costs is quantity. Use less, and spread it around.
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