How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

Few parts of our daily routine feel as incredible as a freshly washed mane. The smell of shampoo. The impeccable shine. The sense of peak cleanliness. It really is hard to beat a good scrub.

But believe it or not, many consider washing your hair more than a once or twice a week actually detrimental to overall hair and scalp health. That’s a surprising conclusion for those who grew up with the habit of a daily shampoo.

So, how often should you be washing your hair? With experts saying everything from daily, to weekly, or even never, what is that magic number?

Honestly—it depends. We know that’s a less than satisfying answer, but it’s the truth. Let’s dig into why there’s no hard and fast rule to washing your hair, and how you can find out what works best for your own locks.

How Does Shampooing Affect Your Hair?

How could something as straightforward as shampooing your hair cause controversy? Likely because everyone’s scalp is different, and those hair care gurus want to claim that they know the key. However, the simple truth is that what works to perfection on one head might cause flurry of dandruff on another.

Unless you have excessive grease, it is unlikely that you should be washing your hair everyday—though most experts suggest much more than never. We all know how satisfying a good shampooing is, but the fact is that it actually strips the natural oils required for a healthy scalp. This leads to dry, fragile hair that’s more brittle and susceptible to breakage. Essentially, while shampooing does take away that dirt and grime, it also takes away all the good stuff that your head craves.

For optimum hair health, our hair actually needs those oils. Without it, our skin and hair would be dry and flaky; natural oil keeps your scalp and mane happy.

The Science of Shampooing

That stuff we typically know of as oil and grease is actually called sebum. Gross as it may be, sebum has a very important purpose. Eliminating it from our scalps severely dries it out and increases the chances of excessive flaking, brittle hair and breakage.

Biologically though, we are all different. Some people produce less sebum than others. Also, the texture and thickness of your hair can greatly affect this greasiness. Thick, curly hair will suck up that sebum like a sponge, which often means fewer washes. On the flip side, thinner, straighter hair means less places for that sweat and grease to hide, so more shampoos are often necessary to keep the hair from appearing greasy.

What’s the Verdict?

For most people, a good shampoo every 2–3 days is ideal. Of course, you should test out different time spans to see what looks and feels best for you. When switching from washing your hair everyday to every 3 days, it may take some time for your hair to adjust. Give it a couple weeks before deciding that you’ll need a more regular shampooing—or that you can even spread that time out longer.

However, if you work out strenuously or sweat heavily, you may in fact need to shampoo more often. Do keep in mind, shampoo should be concentrated at the scalp, whereas, conditioner should be applied starting with the ends of your hair.

Also, don’t think skipping a shampoo means skipping the shower altogether. It’s only the shampoo you should avoid daily. The rest of your body can usually handle daily washes without a problem. Daily conditioning—especially at the ends of your hair—can help maintain an optimal amount of moisture.

If you’re determined to cut down on washing your hair, but just can’t get over the extra greasiness, try out a dry shampoo. Instead of washing away all those healthy, natural oils, a dusting of this powder soaks up any excess sebum build-up. It’s a perfect solution for those “in-between” days.

 

By Limmer HTC – In Simple Solutions

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