How often should you wash your hair? Is it a good idea to wash it every day or should you shampoo just once every few days? Is there really a wrong and right way to cleanse your hair and scalp? Here are hair-cleansing tips from some of the experts in hair care:
How often you wash your hair is dependent on your particular situation - no matter what you grew up with, and what you were told over time, washing your hair and keeping it clean is something you should do on a regular basis, and how regular that is depends on you and your hair/scalp condition. Those prone to dry hair and scalp should wash every few days, while those with oily hair and scalp should consider washing every day.
The thickness and quality of your hair will dictate how regularly your hair should be shampooed – those who have fine hair should consider washing their hair daily since this kind of hair usually goes limp after a day or so. The most you should go without shampooing when you have fine hair is three days. Those with thicker hair can get away with washing once or twice a week. This is because the drying and styling of thick hair can eat up a lot of your time.
You can choose to wash your hair only when you feel it needs to be washed – since your activities from day to day dictate how dirty, greasy and unkempt your hair will be, washing on a set schedule is not a good idea. You should wash your hair when you feel that you need to clean it and if this means washing your hair before the day you are supposed to according to your schedule, then you should do so.
If you are exposed to dirt and pollution every day, a daily cleaning ritual for your hair may be needed – proper hair care dictates that a daily shampooing is needed for hair that is exposed to fumes, dirt, and dust on a daily basis. The removal of dirt and pollution from your head is to help keep both your hair and your scalp healthy.