There has been a lot of discussion in recent months on how often you should be washing your hair. It has been said that frequent hair washing doesn’t necessarily have the benefits that many people believe it does, and for many people, daily washing isn’t beneficial.
The amount of times you should be washing your hair depends on several different things but mostly on the amount of hair that you have.
How Often is Too Often?
The truth is that your hair washing routine largely depends on the type of hair that you have. Women with curlier hair can often get away with less washing compared to women with finer hair. The oil on your scalp travels from your head to your strands at different speeds, depending on your hair’s texture and thickness.
Most women shouldn’t be washing every day. When you wash daily, you are washing away natural oils and proteins that are actually good for your hair. These natural oils can help make your hair strong, smooth, and shiny. When you strip away those oils, your hair becomes brittle and prone to breakage.
Different Schedules for Different Hair
Talk to your go-to stylist about what type of shampoo they might recommend for your specific hair, and experiment with washing every other day to start. If you start to notice you can push it another day or two, great! The fewer times you’re stripping your hair of its natural oils during the week, the better off it will be.
If you want to extend the time between washes, but notice a build-up of oil, try using different dry shampoos or hair powders intended to absorb oils.
The bottom line is this: if you shampoo daily and you frequently notice signs of damage, it could be due to over shampooing. Consider cutting back on the number of washes per week.
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