How often should you wash your hair?

How often should you wash your hair?

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In the GCC countries, where water and sun can dry your hair, it’s important to protect your scalp and the health of your tresses.

However, there isn’t a good rule of thumb for the magic number of days you can go without washing your hair. It all depends on the type of your locks. Check the tips below on how to take care of your tresses according to each hair type.

Curly hair or thick dry hair: you should take notice of washing your hair frequently – especially with harsh sulfates. It strips the hair of the natural oils. You can consider a co-wash, using conditioner instead of shampoo, or use a sulfate-free shampoo if washing more than twice a week, but avoid washing it everyday!

Washing hair everyday removes the natural oils and proteins, causing our hair to dry out quicker. The natural oils are important for the health of the scalp.

Fine or oily hair:  most of women who have fine hair believe they should wash it everyday in order to avoid looking flat and dirty. In this case, it’s recommended a volumizing shampoo so the remains light and won’t get greasy too fast.

Conditioner throughout the hair: When applying conditioner, don’t worry about keeping it off the scalp. This is actually a myth! Herbal Essences have upgraded their formula and have proven that it’s in fact better to place conditioner throughout the hair - including the roots – than only on the tips.

At most, try washing your hair every other day. Every two days is even better and if you can make it into 2 times a week, go for it.

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