How often should you wash your hair?
There’s no unique answer when it comes to the frequency with which you need to wash your hair. It’s all about finding what works for you and your hair type. Some women can go a week or more without sudsing up, while others feel the need to shampoo every day. Here are a few tips to help you determine if you can go one more day before washing or if it is already the good timing to do it.
You have fine, thin or oily hair
If you have thin or oily hair, we suggest you wash your hair every day. The oil produced by your scalp travels more quickly down the hair shaft when you’ve got fine or thin hair, giving it that greasy appearance sooner. If you don’t want to shampoo daily, use an anti-dandruff shampoo as it will cut down on grease, and less grease means fewer washes.
You have medium-thick or dry hair
It is recommended to wash every two to three days max. If you do it more, you will risk stripping your hair of the natural oils that keep it looking shiny and healthy. If you think that you can’t go that long without washing your hair, you can use a sulfate-free shampoo or give your hair a quick rinse with water and apply conditioner to the ends.
You have thick or curly hair
You can wash your hair only once or twice per week as the oil produced by your scalp will take longer to travel down your thick hair and the oiliness won’t be noticeable. Moreover, this oiliness can help calm frizz.
Extra tip: if you work out a lot, you may want to wash your hair more often. If you can’t wait too long, you can use a dry shampoo (apply it to the roots).