how often should you shampoo

When to Shampoo Your Hair

You should always strive to have clean, healthy hair, but unfortunately, there is such a thing as shampooing too often. If you aren’t careful you can end up stripping your hair of its much-needed natural oils (sebum), making it dry and dull. The amount of times you need to wash your hair per week really depends on the type of hair you have. We can give you a consultation if you’re curious about beginning a regimen specifically for your hair type, but let’s go over some basics.

While natural oils are great, if you tend to have hair that gets oily pretty quickly, you’ll need to wash it more frequently (at least 2-3 times a week). Oily hair is more common in those with thin, straight hair types because oil is able to coat the strands more easily than it does with thicker hair types. Those with curlier, coarser hair types can go longer without washing (once a week or less) because it is drier and takes more time for oils to coat the scalp.

Of course, hair type isn’t the only factor you should be mindful of. If you exercise or sweat a lot, you will need to wash your hair more frequently than someone who doesn’t. If your hair is damaged you should minimize the number of times you are washing your hair a week. If your hair is chemically processed with color or a perm, you can also scale back on washes.

The bottom line is that everyone’s hair is different. What works for one person may not work for you even if you two technically have the same hair type. Factors like lifestyle and weather play a huge role in caring for your hair. Be ready to adjust your shampoo schedule as your hair changes.

If you aren’t sure what your hair type is, we are happy to help and give personalized tips for how to keep your hair shiny and healthy. Happy washing!

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