How often should we wash our hair?

Abbie Gunn

Posted on September 13 2019

There's always been a lot of discussion about how often you should wash your hair How often you currently shampoo your strands probably depends on your hair type and lifestyle. It turns out there's a right and a wrong answer, and the frequency with which you shampoo can majorly affect the quality and health of your locks. 

Daily washers

If you're a daily shampooer, it's time to slow down. No matter how greasy your hair seems, if you're washing it every day, you're overwashing. Which in turn is probably why your hair is greasy. Experts say the more often you do it, the more it will lose its shape and texture. Overwashing your hair (which means every day or more) will dry out your hair, not only because you're stripping the hair of its natural oils, but also because you'll probably end up using heat on the hair more often.

Fine hair girls

The fine hair girl we know that—regardless of how much oil is in it—by day two or three, their hair is going to feel and look greasy. You can do two things about this: use dry shampoo, or make a point to buy volumizing products in order to get another day or two out of your wash. If you do those things nobody will be able to tell you're in between wash days. The best for thin hair is to be washing your hair once every two or three days.

For curly haired girls

If you have kinky/curly hair, you get to avoid, for the most part, your hair looking oily. So your focus has to be on keeping it healthy and clean. Washing it daily is a surefire way to dry out and break your hair, so you have to find a way around it. Your primary focus should be to keep your hair hydrated. Replacing your shampoo by co-washing is your best and healthiest bet.

Oily Hair

Try to see if you can get use of the co-washes up to once every other wash. Eventually, you'll be able to replace shampoo with it more and more as your scalp stops trying to compensate for the lack of oil. However, because some people have hair that's naturally oilier than others', the ratio of shampooing to using shampoo alternatives will always be based on personal preference.

Normal hair

Normal hair is hard to achieve, but even it would be best served by slowing down on washing. See if you can use a co-wash or a dry shampoo to extend time between washes if you feel the need to wash your hair every day, but if not, washing every two to three days should be fine.

 

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