How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

You may be washing your hair more often than you need to!

Even though it depends a lot on your hair type, washing your daily is a big mistake.

Washing your hair may seem like a simple task, but there are many of us doing it wrong, and this could lead to scalp irritation, dandruff, lice and other scalp issues.

Let’s begin with what makes you hair dirty, and sebaceous glands are to blame, these are the glands that secrete an oily/waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate our skin and hair.

A basic rule of thumb for those with thick hair or tight curls and kinks is to shampoo twice a week with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, your hair doesn’t feel  dirty easily, so you don’ t need to cleanse it until  it feel s dirty.

For Medium curl s, kinks and waves hair type, you can afford to shampoo every few days.

If you have a fine hair texture, fine curls and waves, your curly locks will look their best if you shampoo every two days.  It’s not your style to have oily texture, so it’s best to keep it clean, and make sure to moisturize with a good conditioner.

Anyone with normal hair is recommended to wash between three to four times per week, but you might find you need to wash hair more often in the summer when you’ re more active, meanwhile as for those of us with oily hair you can wash your hair almost daily, but remember to give you hair a break at least once or twice per week.