Different hair requires different regimens and navigating this journey can be difficult. So we are going to break it down and make it easy for you to answer the age old question. "How often should I wash my hair?"
For a small group of people, it is ideal to wash your hair daily. This includes most people with very fine hair, people who exercise and sweat a lot, and people who live in very humid places. For those of you with very oily hair, it is also ideal to wash daily, or every other day.
The less oil you have in your hair, and the thicker it is, the less often you need to wash it. Going 2 to 3 days without washing is ideal for most people in this category. Signs it is time to wash are when your hair is noticeably oily, when your scalp is itchy, and of course, when there is visible flaking resulting from dirt.
Now to a Very Seldom Answered Question: How Often Do You Have to Wash Your Hair if It Is Styled?
If you use styling tools that are heated, like hair dryers, straighteners and heated curlers, it is key to make sure your hair is as clean as possible when you start. This way your styled hair will look significantly better, will last much longer, and most importantly, you won't have to use those tools as often, as they can weaken hair and cause it to become brittle.
Especially if you have either a blow-out, or keratin treated hair, you may want to wash your hair only once a week. This way, you are not adding unnecessary stress to hair that is already taking on a lot.
Experts say that despite how your hair looks and feels, you should never go more than two weeks without washing your hair. And that is the farthest possible end of the spectrum- even if your hair still somehow looks good after 14 days, your significant other is probably not loving the way it smells. And if you don't have a significant other, well, that's probably why!
As long as you don't have scalp problems, experts say it is generally okay to wash your hair once a week. Unless you have a medical condition, it is overall a matter of personal preference how you want your hair to look and how clean you want your strands to be. Everyone has a different preference to how textured or oily they want their hair to look.
Leave-in conditioners and dry shampoo are other options that help keep your hair looking fresh and styled. Dry shampoo is especially great for people with thinning hair because it gives more volume to your hair at the roots- giving you more options for how you can style it in a way that makes you feel confident. For this you can spray dry shampoo into the roots of your hair, as that is the area where sweat and dirt tend to accumulate the most. You can spray at the hairline and neckline as well, and then separate your hair into small sections, spraying the dry shampoo in small spritzes while holding it at least 4 inches away from your hair.
Especially for those of you suffering from hair loss, how often to shampoo is one of the most frequently asked questions. We can help you to not only know how much you should shampoo, but we can equip you with the products that are ideal for your unique hair. We also specialize in styling thinning hair to make you leave your house feeling confident and attractive, and we offer many solutions to treat hair loss in healthy, effective ways. If you are in need of any of these services, book your free consultation today!