How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

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How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

Different hair types have different needs when it comes to washing hair. Many people started having healthier-looking hair more often after learning how to wash their hair according to their needs.

Read on to learn more about the washing needs of different hair types.

Different Hair Types Have Different Washing Needs

Thin, Fine Hair

Fine hair can easily feel weighed down by too much oil. To make sure your fine hair is always looking at its best, wash your hair every day to every other day. Going much longer than that can leave your hair falling flat and worse, looking and feeling greasy.

Straight, Thick Hair

Straighter hair textures tend to get oily looking faster because the oil can easily move down the hair shaft. If you have very thick hair, oil may help to give a refining effect without turning to thinning shears. Thick, straight hair can usually start to look oily on the second or third day. Wash your hair with a system that helps moisturize and give shine without the weighdown.

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair is usually a bit drier than straight hair. A good rule of thumb for wavy hair is to use a system that enhances your natural texture while adding a bit of moisture so it doesn’t frizz out.

Curly Hair

Curly hair is the driest of all the different hair types. Because of its spirals, oil from the scalp can’t work its way down, leaving the ends drier than straighter hair types. Depending on just how curly your hair is, you may not need to fully shampoo your hair as often. Wavy to curly hair may want to wash every third day. If you have a kinkier texture, you may only need to do a full-on shampoo once a week. In between shampooing curly hair you can cleanse, suds-free, by co-washing or picking up a dry shampoo that refreshes your scalp.

Damaged Hair

For severely damaged hair, your locks can use all the moisture it can handle. Avoid further drying and stressing damaged hair out by washing as infrequently as you can manage, or when your locks start to look and feel greasy. When you do wash your hair, try to be gentle and focus the product at the roots, where you need it most. Use a super hydrating system to help add moisture back to your hair.

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