Surely you wonder if you should wash your hair every day? There is a lot of information on the internet on this subject, and the answer is not clear.
The truth is that the hair washing routine depends a lot on your hair type, your routine and the type of scalp you have. In each person it is different!
The reality is that you should not wash your hair every day unless you have a scalp anomaly that requires more frequent washing. Ideally you should wash your hair 2-3 times a week. The only time you should wash your hair quite frequently is if you have any scalp anomaly such as excess oil or some type of dandruff.
In this article I will explain how often and how you should wash your hair, as well as a washing routine for you to achieve healthy hair.
Should you wash your hair every day?
Nowadays washing our hair is part of our beauty routine, and it is very tempting to do it frequently! Many women confirm that the feeling of freshness and cleanliness is the number one reason why they wash their hair too often.
But is this healthy for your hair?
The reality is that you should not wash your hair every day unless you have an specific scalp issue that requires it.
If you do it every day, you are constantly changing you hair’s molecular weight. And this creates stress on the cuticle of the hair and therefore your hair gets more damaged or dried more easily. Not to mention that the water with which we wash our hair is full of metals and particles that damage our hair!
If you shampoo your hair every day, it will only dry out your ends and irritate your scalp.
what is the perfect frequency to wash your hair?
As I mentioned in the previous section, the frequency of washing will depend on each type of hair and scalp. However, there is a basic washing frequency that will benefit most hair types:
The most recommended frequency with which you should shampoo your hair is twice a week.
If you have very damaged hair, it is better to wash it only one. And if you have any abnormalities in the scalp (such as oily scalp or dandruff), shampoo your hair three times a week.
And remember, always repeat the shampoo twice and keep the conditioner away from your scalp.
If you are in the habit of washing your hair daily, I know that it can be difficult to change your routine.You are probably doing it due to a routine matter and not because of real necessity. So, if you wash your hair every day, start the first month trying to wash your hair one day yes and one day no. And in the second month, try to reduce it to 3 times a week.
Little by little, with patience, you can change your habits and reduce the number of times you do it.
And don’t forget that a good dry shampoo like the Klorane dry shampoo can be a great ally in between washes!
the Best washing routine depending on your hair type
Now I would like to explain to you in case you have a specific type of hair or hair leather, how often you should wash your hair. Everyone is different, and this mini guide is to give you an idea of your ideal routine.
However, if you have doubts or are not sure how often you should do it, I recommend that you seek advice by making an appointment for a hair consultation, in which you can get a more personalized diagnosis.
Let’s see now the different options:
Shampoo your hair every day only if:
- Your doctor has recommended it to you.
- You have some very severe scalp discomfort due to greasy hair or dandruff.
Do it three times a week if:
- Your hair is natural (not dyed).
- You have a very oily scalp.
Shampoo your hair twice a week if:
- You have colored or highlighted hair.
- Your ends are very dry.
- You have curly hair.
And finally, only once a week if:
- Your hair is very damaged or discolored.
- Your scalp is excessively dry.
Sometimes, you can feel that your hair falls out when you wash it, and it is normal that you want to do it very often. In this case, don’t be afraid to wash your hair as the hair is probably falling out for other reasons.
And if you are not sure, ask a professional! They can give you a more specific frecuency to make the most of it. Each person is different, so try different routines until you find the one that best suits your hair.
Remember that maintaining a healthy balance is always the key to success.
If, on the other hand, you don’t wash your hair too often or when doing so you use a shampoo that is too greasy, you can end up with sticky hair after washing, which is not very pleasant! Just try different products and routines until you fins what works for you the best.
If you don’t feel that you shampoo is giving you a proper cleaning, look for a shampoo that gives you all the cleaning that your scalp needs.
Until next time!