How Often Should You Shampoo Your Hair?

Some people will tell you that shampooing every day is one of the worst things you can do for your hair. After all, shampooing removes all of the natural oil from your hair, bringing about a dry and dull appearance. Meanwhile, your hair is more fragile when wet; rubbing your hair dry or brushing it fresh out of the shower stretches it out and causes breakage. So, how often should you be shampooing?

The common wisdom is that you should shampoo only about twice a week. However, the answer is generally not as easy as this. Different people have different needs; some can go for a while without shampooing, while others may in fact do well to wash every day.

It may take some trial and error to determine your ideal schedule. Try washing once every few days for a while, keeping in mind that your scalp may need to adjust itself. After all, if it is used to being shampooed every day, it may be over-producing oil for a while and giving you a greasier appearance than necessary. Consult our Bellevue hair salon for further help taking care of your hair.