How often should you wash your hair?
According to expects, you might not have to wash as often as you think.
While everyone is different, it's you yourself that can be the best judge of how often your hair needs to be washed.
For example, if you have a normal amount of oil and hair thickness, it's totally fine to go a few days, or as long as you need before you wash it again.
There's also a reason why the pros recommend only washing when necessary. While Shampoo gets rid of excess oils, dirt and other product residue, it can also be prone to removing oils that are doing your hair good.
Is it okay to wash my hair once a week?
The answer here lies with you - if your hair can last the week without needing a wash, then go forth and wash just once!
Of course, this can change based on your environment. Your hair can also be sensitive to climate changes, whether it's drier in the winter and oilier in humid or hot weather.
Or if you work out once or twice a week, sweating can make your hair more oily than usual, thus requiring a wash a little more frequently.
Shampoo by hair type
While all hair reacts differently, there are some general rules you can follow when it comes to shampooing by hair type.
For thin / fine hair
Thin or fine hair will require more frequent shampooing, perhaps even every second day as the oil build-up tends to happen a lot quicker.
Thick or curly hair
Usually, thicker or curly hair doesn't require as frequent washing, particularly those with curls as it tends to be drier.
As mentioned above, no matter what hair type you have your lifestyle and climate also plays a big part.
So the best routine to follow is simply by assessing your own hair - if it's greasy, it's time to wash. If it's still looking healthy and lush on day five, totally fine to leave it! It's as simple as that.
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