Did you ever ask your friends how often they wash their hair? And were you really surprised by their answers? Some might have said every day, and some might have said twice or thrice a week, and some might have even said once in a fortnight. Washing your hair is very tricky.
There are a lot of myths out there about hair loss and what causes hair loss. Washing your hair too frequently is one of the reason, according to the doctor. You should ideally wash your hair every other day, and never leave more than three days in between shampooing.
Many people say that you should wash your hair once or twice a week only, and berate anyone who shampoos more than that.
Finding the perfect hair-wash schedule is often impossible for us women. Wash your hair too much, and it will become brittle and dry. Don’t wash it enough, and it will become lifeless and dirty. It becomes hard to find the perfect middle ground, but I have compiled all of my tricks, tips, secrets to spill in today’s blog post.
What makes your hair dirty?
To understand how often you should wash your hair, it’s worth understanding what makes it dirty in the first place. Every person’s scalp has sebaceous glands, which produce different levels of sebum, which builds up in hair and makes it look, feel and smell oily or dirty. if you live in an urban environment you’re likely to be exposed to more pollution and dirt.
Hair Type Matters a lot
There are some reasons why there are different products for different hair types. Every hair type and texture requires specific and particular attention and your wash routine is no exception. Hair with thicker strands can go longer without cleansing, while thin tresses tend to get dirty and oily very quicker. Curly hair tends to be on the dry side, so can go longer without washing, while straight hair may require more frequent washing.
So, How often should you wash your hair?
Generally speaking, dry hair types should shampoo a maximum of two times a week, while oily hair types may require washing on a daily basis. If you have normal hair and don’t suffer from oiliness or dryness, you have the luxury of washing your hair whenever you feel like you need to.
What’s the correct technique for washing your hair?
There’s no point putting all that work into the frequency if the technique for washing your hair isn’t any good. The double shampoo is essential: the first to remove build-up and the second is to treat the hair. Leave the second shampoo on for two to three minutes, as you would a conditioner. When you step out of the shower, don’t towel dry it excessively. Treat your hair like your favorite silk skirt. Squeeze the moisture out rather than rubbing your hair; comb the ends and work your way up.
So, how often should you wash your hair? If you want the best results, once every three days at maximum. So there you have it, the lowdown on how often you should be washing your hair while keeping it clean and maintaining its natural components. Did you find this blog post helpful? If so, let me know in the comments below. Until next time gorgeous!