Here is how many times we should be washing our hair each week
What is the golden rule when it comes to washing your hair?
We know that overwashing is a big no-no when it comes to our hair, but exactly how many times should we be washing our locks?
Well, hair experts have weighed in and explained that our hair is actually a ‘self-cleaning eco-system.'
Founder of the shampoo and conditioner bars specialist nope, Rosie Myers, said “Through evolution, your scalp has developed its own ecosystem to take care of itself”.
“If you over-wash you will strip your hair of its natural nutrients and oils resulting in dryness and dandruff.”
Professional hair industry expert and founder of Neäl & Wølf, Neil Capstick, also chipped in saying we should only wash our hair around two-to-three times a week when it’s necessary.
“You should only wash your hair when it’s absolutely necessary. For most people, this will be two-to-three times per week, but some people can get away with less and others will need more.”
Stacey Whyte, creative director at Cheveux Salon went a little deeper saying it all comes down to what kind of hair type you have.
“If you are shampooing your hair every day you are stripping away the essential oils your scalp produces to keep your hair and scalp healthy. When this happens your scalp can overproduce oils to compensate for this, leading to your hair needing that wash. But take the time to ‘train’ it and the oil production will slow to what your hair needs.”
It's easy to tell what your hair needs, you just need to pay attention to it. If your hair is feeling soft and bouncy before you jump in the shower, then your hair probably won't need the full wash, however, if it's getting visibly oily then it's time to get out the suds.