This question almost arises every time you sit down to get a blow out, grab coffee with your thick-maned friend or browsing the comments on a beauty guru’s latest Instagram post. If you scour the Internet, you run the risk of your screen going into lockdown mode as it informs you washing your hair every single day dooms you to have a less than stellar scalp and dried locks.
The real answer is that there is no answer. When it comes to washing your hair there has yet to be a groundbreaking scientific discovery that lays out formula to hair washing. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how often you should wash your hair, but there are tips and tricks out there that may help figure out what works best for you. How often you should sud your locks is largely based on your hair type.
This one aspect of hair washing might single-handedly be the most important! Texture is everything when it comes to how often you should wash your hair. If you tend to have fine hair and find yourself washing your hair every single day while constantly envious of the curly-headed Qs of the world who only wash their manes once or twice a week — it’s okay.
Fine to Normal Hair
If your hair tends to fare more on the fine side of the spectrum you’re likely prone to washing your hair more frequently. Straight hair has a tendency to easily become coated by sebum and it causes the hair to look greasy at a much quicker rate than curly or wavy hair. If you feel that you need to wash your hair everyday or every other day, don’t fret. Use a gentle, cleansing shampoo and conditioner like Biosilk’s Volumizing Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner to leave your hair feeling fresh and looking voluminous. Doing so will help the hair to avoid looking so matted as the scalp produces natural oils. If you’re looking for an interim, use BioSilk’s Silk Therapy Dry Shampoo moderately to rid your hair of a greasy appearance.
For those blessed with thick, curly or wavy hair you can potentially go up to four days or more without washing your hair. The more you wash it the more likely you are to strip your hair of its natural oils so it’s important to try to avoid shampooing for as long as possible. Curly and wavy hair is more prone to drying out due to the scalp’s natural oils’ inability to coat the strands as easily. Consequently, over-washing can cause the hair to become frizzy. It’s important to keep your hair moisturized in order to maintain a soft and frizz-free appearance. We recommend using Biosilk Hydrating Therapy’s Shampoo and Conditioner to replenish the hair with moisture while keeping your hair vibrant and beautiful.