How often should you wash your hair?
There are plenty of haircare myths out there, especially when it comes to how often you should wash your hair. When it comes to hair, everyone is different, so a one-size-fits-all solution is just not going to work. Instead look at your hair type to select the perfect haircare products and routine for your specific needs.
Fine or thin hair
Fine hair has a tendency to lose its volume and get greasy quickly. It can appear stringy and oily if it is not washed at least every second day. Ideally, if your hair is fine, you should wash your hair daily. The key to healthy hair that is frequently washed is the right shampoo and conditioner. Products that contain the term “volume” or “body” in their names or descriptions are perfect – they are lightweight and won’t weigh down your hair.
Coarse or thick hair
If your hair is thick or coarse a wash every two to three days will work best because washing this type of hair too often can cause dry, damaged ends. A good daily brushing routine is essential for thick or coarse hair to ensure that the natural oils from your scalp make their way to nourish your hair ends. Also opt for care products that supply moisture and hydration for the best results.
While oily hair should be washed ever other day, its really important to treat the source of the oiliness. Your scalp is actually what is overproducing sebum which is what causes the greasy appearance of your hair. The trick is to focus on your scalp with a cleansing shampoo for oily hair. Follow that up with a cleansing and replenishing conditioner just on your ends and you will be amazed by the results.
Hair becomes dry because of damage form heat styling, harsh weather and chemicals. To combat this problem, try to wash your hair less frequently. When you do wash your hair focus on repairing and hydrating the hair strands. Shampoo for dry hair will strengthen and repair damage while a deep hair treatment will not only help your locks to look great but will help to protect against further damage
If your hair is colour-treated, you will likely want to preserve your vibrant lustre. In order to do this, you should wash your hair on the lower end of what is recommended for your hair type. Every second day for fine or thin hair and every third day for coarse or thick hair. Hair that has been colour-treated responds especially well to haircare that is explicitly designed to revitalise treated hair – products that contain keratin and other proteins are also particularly good for colour-treated hair.
Don’t try to use a one-size-fits-all solution for your locks. Instead, ensure that your hair gets exactly what it needs. For more tips and tricks get inspired by our how-to hair tutorials.