Are you washing your hair too much?
This day and age the media leads everyone to believe that using the right products on a daily basis will deem you to have phenominal hyigene, BUT, can it be too GOOD?!?
What kind of question is that?
But really though, most people shower at least once a day, and nearly all wash their hair every day, but, you must know that hair can suffer if it’s shampooed too frequently, because….
…shampooing washes away natural oils
Shampoo is made to rid your hair of dirt and oil, but if you do it too frequently, you’ll be removing your scalps natural oils as well!
How Often Should You Shampoo?
It all depends on your hair type, your physiology, and your lifestyle, but most people should be washing once every 2-3 days to allow your scalp and hair some time to recover. If you have naturally curly hair and use few hair products, you may only need to shampoo once a week.
If you have very fine hair, it will look dirtier much faster. There are also other circumstances where a person may need to wash every day, such as in the case of swimmers. Chlorine from pools and salt or other contaminants from natural waterways should not be left in the hair.
When you do shampoo your hair, make sure to rinse it thoroughly. Shampoo residue can leave hair looking dull and may irritate the scalp.
If you choose to shampoo daily, use the mildest shampoo you can find. Baby shampoo is one example of a mild product. There are also organic products that are more nourishing to the hair and scalp than the standard shampoos.
Give yourself breaks from shampooing, even if you normally wash your hair every day. If you have a few days where you have no meetings scheduled or other social interactions, let your hair go unwashed. You can even use the time to see how long it takes your hair to start looking really dirty. This can give you an indication of how frequently you should really be washing it.
If you’re not sure about your hair you can come in and ask for recommendations!