Why Less Is More: How Certain Hair Types Call For Different Shampoo Times

How often do you wash your hair? I’ve often heard that you shouldn’t wash it more than a few times a week, but this may sound gross or unrealistic to some people. Some people have oily hair which makes their scalp look dirty if they go a few days without washing it. Check out how often you should really wash your hair.


Three Times A Week

According to stylist Patrick Melville of Patrick Melville Salon, “You really want to cleanse the scalp about three times per week.” He goes on to say that if your scalp is oily, you may have to wash it daily. Problems arise when people wash their hair daily with a super heavy shampoo and conditioner which can make their hair look greasy. If this is the case, try a more lightweight shampoo, so that you can go more days without having to wash it.


Hair specialist Philip Kingsley, who founded the Philip Kingsley clinics in London and New York, says that it’s okay to wash your hair daily, and actually recommends it. This is great for those of us who love that just cleaned feeling that we get when we wash our hair everyday.

Styling Problems

Women more than men will admit to skipping hair washing or showers to avoid messing with all of the styling that went into their hair. Brushing hair at night with an all-natural boar bristle brush can help preserve hair styles and decrease the look of grease. If you notice that your hair is getting super dry, then you may need to switch to a different product. You can try Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. It’ only $3.49 each on dove.com.

For natural ways to care for your hair to prevent it from drying out and looking frizzy, check out this great read.


Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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