Do you ever wonder how often you should wash your hair? Honestly, it really is a matter of preference. But here are a few tips that I recently read on WebMd that can help you decide how much or little washing is right for you. I personally only wash my hair every 3 days. If I wash too often, my hair gets too dry and hard to style. I usually like my hair better the day after I wash and condition it.
I want to explain how shampoo works. Shampoo helps to trap oils in your hair. That is why washing your hair too often isn't good for your hair. By washing too often you can dry out and damage your hair. This can cause breakage. Your hair produces an oil that is called sebum. When you wash your hair you are taking away dirt, oils and residue.
According to experts, the only people who should wash their hair daily are people who have very fine hair, exercise and sweat often, or those who live in very humid areas. Basically, if you have excess oil in your hair, wash it.
If you have thicker hair, you can get away with washing your hair less often. This also applies to some people with curly or dry hair.
Most of us can go 2-3 days between washing our hair. The longest you should ever go without washing your hair is 14 days.
If you feel a need to refresh your hair in between shampoos, there are dry shampoos out there to help get rid of excess oils.
If you want to learn more about washing your hair, please visit this link on Webmd.com.
Disclosure: Information in this post was from Webmd.
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