There are a lot of myths when it comes to taking care of your hair. One common myth is that if you wash your hair every day, then your hair will fall out. However, that’s just not true. Worried about the health of your hair? Trying to prevent untameable frizz? Then what’s the real answer to how often you should really wash your hair?
The truth is that washing your hair every day will not make your hair fall out. However, it is possible to wash your hair too much. Washing your hair too much removes the natural oil that your hair needs to stay healthy and silky. Without those oils, your hair can become dry and damaged, even if your shampoo has moisturizing oils in it.
Trying to figure out how often you should wash your hair? Here are some things you should consider:
Your hair type and your skin type can help you determine how often you should wash your hair. Here are some common hair characteristics that you should consider before deciding your hair-washing schedule:
Your lifestyle is another big factor in how often you should wash your hair. Are you someone who often works out at the gym? Chances are, you should wash out the sweat and grime from working out everyday. Whether or not you choose to wash your hair with shampoo, you should at least rinse your hair with water and maybe some conditioner to keep your hair sweat-free.
Do you have the type of hair that doesn’t need to be washed everyday but hate the feeling of greasy hair? Certain types of shampoo and products such as leave-in conditioners or dry shampoos can help the feeling of recently washed hair last.
If you are someone who can’t go a day without washing your hair (don’t worry, we get it!), then choose a less abrasive shampoo made for daily use. Test out a few products to find what leaves your hair feeling smooth even if you wash it every day.
Unless your hair has a tendency to become overly greasy and oily every day, you probably don’t need to wash your hair every day. A good starting place is to wash your hair once every two or three days. If you need or want to wash your hair more than that, make sure that the product you use moisturizes your hair without being too abrasive. If you choose to wash less than that, great! Dry shampoos and leave-in conditioners can keep your hair feeling clean, even if you don’t physically wash it.