How often should I wash my hair?
The most disputed question regarding how to wash your hair properly is of course, how often you should wash your hair. From the once a week advocates to those who consider it a daily task, both cases are argued very well. However, how often you should really wash your hair depends on your hair type.
- If you have fine hair you may find that washing every second day suits you best. This is because fine hair usually equals more hairs on the head. Each hair has its own oil gland, meaning the more strands, the more oil that will be produced.
- If you have medium textured strands, it is said that every two-three days is how often you should wash your hair.
- With hair that comes with plenty of body or coiled curls, you may find that you can stretch this time a day or two longer. However, even if the hair doesn’t feel greasy, it’s best to give it a wash after day four- for hygiene’s sake.
Can not washing hair cause hair loss?
Everyone parts with a few hairs throughout the day. In fact, we lose about 50-100 daily. However, if a significant amount of shedding is occurring, you may be wondering if not washing hair can cause hair loss.
Well, our strands will certainly not grow to their full, glossy potential if we skip hair hygiene. This all falls down to the scalp, as a healthy scalp is the first step towards a healthy head of hair. An accumulation of both product and natural oils inevitably builds up in our scalps after some time. This build up blocks the follicles in our scalp, making it more difficult for the hair to grow and when it does, the strands can emerge finer and weaker. This means that not washing the hair can ultimately lead to hair loss.
To cleanse those follicles and promote growth, wipe away any build up and exfoliate dry skin with a Defence Detoxifying Scalp Scrub.