How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

So how often should you wash your hair? It’s a good question and one that people ask us on social media or through emails. Do you prefer that freshly washed feeling? Maybe you want your hair to have that full-bodied look?  Regardless, if you’re shampooing your hair on a daily basis you may be causing it more harm than good.

In saying that, it is certainly up to the individual as every hair type will have its own requirements. What we want to achieve in this blog is to show you all the dos and don’ts for caring for your hair. We’ll discuss everything from how often to shampoo your hair, how often to use conditioner and much, much more.

What Exactly is Shampoo and What Does it do?

If you’re shampooing your hair a number of times per week or every other day, removing the greasiness needs to be the focus. But why do we use a product such as a shampoo for our hair care?

In a nutshell, the natural oil your scalp produces known as sebum tends to build up over time which causes greasiness. A product such as shampoo uses oil-repelling elements to remove any and all dirt & grime.

Conversely, shampoo also has smoothing oils & strengthen proteins to ensure that not only can the grease be removed but it will go a long way to keeping your hair healthy. And that’s the goal here with any shampoo product you use regardless if it’s Kerastase shampoo, L’Oreal or Alfaparf Milano.

Kerastase Shampoo

Is it Bad to Wash Your Hair Everyday?

The short answer is yes it is. What can happen is that it will strip away all the natural oils that are necessary for healthy hair growth. If these oils are reduced, then there’s a chance that your hair will become weaker and prone to further damage. 

Our suggestion would be to wash your hair every couple of days if you’re looking to have healthy & shiny hair. Outside of that, there will be specific times where you’ll need to wash it there and then which includes post-gym workouts and that’s absolutely fine.

We’d also say that if you typically have thick, curly or older hair, your type will always last longer without looking overly greasy which means you’ll only have to shampoo it every 2-3 days.

However, if you have straight hair, you’re more likely to be prone to grease which means you’ll need to shampoo your hair 3-4 times a week.

What About Conditioners?

We reckon you may have been told at some point that conditioners can make your hair greasy.

Fortunately, that’s not true. If you get a good quality conditioner and pair it with a quality shampoo brand such as Kerastase or Alfaparf Milano, there won’t be anything to worry about.

The only thing you’ll be worried about is why you didn’t do it sooner. Including conditioner will go a long way to supporting those all-important natural oils that don’t reach those ends whilst keeping in nutrients.