How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

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There is so much advice online and in magazines and down about the question, ‘How often should you wash your hair?’ We have rounded up the facts for you so that you can get healthy hair that looks beautiful! We talk about investing in dry shampoo products, how much washing is too much and whether you should use a conditioner for greasy hair. Once you are in the know, fill in our fun beauty quiz to discover more beauty products.

So, how often should you wash your hair? Unfortunately the answer is not straight forward as it depends on your hair type. If you have thin, straight hair, you may want to wash it a few times a week to get that volume back. If you have thicker, longer or curlier hair then you can get away with washing it less, around 2 times a week. In general, we recommend washing the hair twice week minimum and no more than every other day.

Washing your hair daily is a big debate in the question of how often should you wash your hair. Is washing your hair every day ever good? To get healthy hair, we would advise you not to. It will actually look worse through washing every day and there is no need for it. Though it is important to note that there are some situations where you could wash it every day. This includes doing exercise that makes your hair sweaty, using gels, waxes or hairspray close to your scalp. The gels, waxes and hairsprays can block the skin’s pores if left too long, whilst sweat can actually cause hair loss with some people.

If you want to cut down your shampoo routine, you could try dry shampoo products. They keep you confident on days where you have not washed the hair. Try Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo for a boost of freshness. Or opt for the TIGI Groupie Texturising Spray Promade, similar to dry shampoo products, but for working through the hair for sexy, tousled waves.

When it comes to conditioning the hair, there is often confusion. Over-conditioning is just as bad as over-shampooing as it can make your hair hard to style. Hair expert Philip B., whose hair care line Halle Berry and Charlize Theron love, suggests you should condition each time you shampoo and use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Conditioner for greasy hair is a hot topic as you may not think you need it. However, conditioner for greasy hair can be used on the ends. Stay clear of the roots to avoid extra moisture where you do not need it, but conditioner for greasy hair can still be useful to get healthy hair.

Now you know the answer to the question, ‘How often should you wash your hair?’ check out our shampoo category to get shopping!