How Frequent Should You Wash Your Hair?

Some professionals say we should only lather up once a week, while others swear this is something that needs to be done on a daily basis. Here are some tips from the hair expert to guide you all the way.

Dry Shampoo

Kristin Ess, Lauren Conrad’s personal hair stylist is on the less-is-more side of this. The follicles in the scalps produce sebum, the oil that makes our hair greasy, at varying rates. If you wash your hair every day, you are stripping that oil from the scalp, causing your follicles to produce sebum. You can change that by gradually washing your hair less frequently. Try washing your hair every day to every other day, then to every third day and so on.

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If you have long hair and you are planning to skip a wash a night before, sleep with your hair in a loose braid. Another tip is to use dry shampoo which is essentially a spray-on powder that absorbs excess oil. But use it no more than a couple times a week. It’s important to not let sebum build up on your scalp and clog the pores on your head which can lead to issues like hair loss.

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In addition, Jeff Chastain, a hairstylist in New York City, recommends that women get their shampooing once or twice a week. Less washing means stronger and longer hair. Women with curls dont need to wash their hair as often as others. Women with straight hair tends to get greasier more quickly because the oils can travel more quickly down the hair. If you can stand it, try wetting your hair only every other day and use dry shampoo. To sum it up, most people don’t need to wash their hair daily. How often you should wash your hair depends on quite a few factors. The basic answer is that you should wash it once it’s oily and feels unclean to the touch.

Source: HighEnd Teen

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