How Often Should I Wash My Hair?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions when I am working behind the chair.
The answer actually varies for different people.
Almost everyone can skip at least one day in between shampoos. The majority of my clients at this point go at least one day but on average 2-5 days.
Back in the 1950's, general education suggested washing hair once every 2 weeks!
In Europe, many think American's are silly, because shampooing daily or too often strips our hair of natural oil, and then we load in conditioner to compensate for the lost moisture.
Now if you are saying..."no way can I skip a day of shampooing!"...I challenge you to try.
Many people CAN shampoo less often if they give their hair and scalp time to adjust.
Sometimes because of frequent washing, our bodies try to compensate for the natural oils that have been lost and cleansed away, which means it starts producing more oil, at a faster rate than what would have been normal for you. Once you stop washing daily for about 3-4 months, your scalp should balance, and most people can shampoo less frequently.
Think about how much time you could save washing, rinsing, and drying your hair over a lifetime, with those extra days!