We all have an opinion on the ideal frequency at which to wash the hair, and with so much divergence, there is enough to have the hair stands on the head 🙂 ! We conducted our investigation for the sake of your scalp and here are our results.
Indeed, you may have noticed, the more you wash your hair (after work, after the sport, after a ride to the pool …), the more they grease quickly and more we must wash them. There is a balance to be found to counter this infernal cycle. Your hair needs good hygiene just as we have seen it for your skin. So how often do you wash your hair?
There is no ideal frequency for washing your hair
Because we are all unique and our hair is unique, there is no single, perfect answer to the question “how often do I wash my hair? “. This is also a personal point of view that also depends on your life rhythms, your desires and your shampoo! But still look at the pictures of your great-grandmothers with their imposing hair, their voluminous chignons without extensions! They did not wash their hair more than once a week or less … Certainly there was less pollution and the food was more adequate but you can strive towards this beautiful goal.
Let’s see how to get there.
The type of hair
First of all you can adapt your washing frequency according to your hair typology. You have to take into account the type of hair you have.
Curly hair will tend to have less need to be washed than others.
Dry hair does not produce a lot of sebum, so try not to wash it too often, for example once a week.
The greasy hair will give the desire to be washed often enough, once every two days or even every day. Be aware that if you succeed in spacing your shampoos, you can quite make them normal, after a period of adaptation.
Normal hair can be washed every three or four days, but why not try to space your shampoos to one week?
The rhythm of your daily life
You must also look at your environment and your activities to adapt your frequency of washing hair. Indeed if you live in a big city, there will be more pollution in the air (and therefore on your hair) than in the countryside or a small town. Ditto if you do a lot of sport that makes you sweat you will not want to refresh (do not forget that some sports do not always sweat while being very good for you such as walking or yoga). Ditto again for a physical work for example, it can be difficult to do without a shampoo regularly.
PS: Also think that diet plays on the quality of your hair.
Indeed, most commercially available shampoos can be aggressive for your scalp in the long term, especially because they remove the layer of sebum necessary for the scalp.
If you are addicted to shampoo or your lifestyle is pushing you to a fairly high frequency of shampoo and you want to reduce or adjust your consumption, the solution lies in alternatives to basic shampoos, such as mild shampoos, by example some baby shampoos, or a dry shampoo. This one could very well help you to space your shampoos by simply absorbing the excess of sebum and restoring volume to your hair. You can also try to wash your hair every day but just with water, for example in summer it’s quite understandable to cool off.
SHAMPOO DIY: you can make your shampoo yourself with rhassoul (which regulates the production of sebum) in a little warm water to create a creamy dough, massage your scalp well, leave for a few minutes and rinse with water. apple cider vinegar mixed with water (do not worry your hair will not smell the vinegar).
Focus on the no-poo method
The no-shampoo, abbreviated as no-poo, is a method that consists of avoiding the usual chemical shampoos (and therefore aggressive for the scalp) to wash the hair and space as much as possible washing the hair to get out of the hair. a vicious circle of hair that regrows too quickly.
In fact, it’s about finding other softer products for our scalps to wash their hair. For example, using the rhassoul shampoo recipe seen above or using only a conditioner that has a much softer washing base than shampoos. The No Poo method requires a little adaptation time, we must start by washing the hair less often, to let the hair and scalp self-regulate. Certainly you will go through a phase of discomfort where you will not like your oily hair, but you will see that at a time your scalp will grease less quickly and you will naturally distance your shampoos. That said, the results are worthy of effort, since the hair is all cleaned and less aggressed.
Even if you stop the No Poo, you will wash your hair less often. If you go back to shampoo, try at least a mild one with the fewest chemicals, so you do not ruin your No Poo efforts.
In any case, you will understand it is really not recommended to wash your hair every day with classic shampoo. Try to wash your hair as little as possible and get to the average once a week or use as much shampoo as possible, the no-poo method, or just using water. You can mix these different solutions to find your hair balance. For example, use a mild shampoo every four or five days, rinsing your hair every day with water and using a dry shampoo when your hair looks fat between two washes. See what suits you according to your needs and your pace.
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