Hair 101: Hair Wash Tips
We all have an opinion. Too much cleansing is said to dry out the strands, while too little can lead to product buildup on your roots. To end the debate once and for all, I did some deep research for all of you!
For me personally, I have battled the oily side for as long as can remember. Unless I hid under a hat, I needed to wash every day or I could literally comb my hair straight back and it would stay!!
FOR VIRGIN HAIR, LESS IS MORE
For those of you with non-color treated hair, I always think less is better for styling ease and body.
“However, some might say that their hair gets too greasy and feel the need to wash it every day. This was so me, even with color-treated hair. I learned a trick of trade from my oily face that the more you wash, your drying out the natural oils, so the oil overproduces. Same for hair but it’s so hard to go through that “fix it” phase with your hair. Unless you want to live under a hat for weeks. So in other words the more you wash, the hair, the more it needs to be washed. So for non-color treated hair, I recommend you wash it every other day.”
On non-shampoo days, another option for color-treaded hair is dry shampoo. This holy grail product is perfect for soaking up excess oils at the scalp and refreshing your hairstyles. It’s amazing for those days when you need to skip the suds.
CONSIDER YOUR COLOR
When it comes to washing color-treated hair, there are a few different factors that you should consider when adjusting your shampooing frequency.
For instance, if your hair that has been overly lightened (looking at you, platinum blondes) you should shampoo less often in order to reap the most benefits from the hair’s natural oils. Lightened hair is typically drier, so you need those natural oils to replenish your strands. If those oils get removed, then the hair dries out. Even if you are shampooing less, you should still be brushing your hair daily. The simple act of brushing your strands can help spread the oils from your scalp to the rest of your strands. This helps to keep your hair naturally moisturized from root-to-tip.
To keep that haircolor looking fresh in between shampoos, reach for a dry shampoo to maintain healthy-looking locks.
When you do use shampoo, opt for a color-safe version. Color-safe shampoos help to protect the hair while you shower so that your color fades less overtime. It’s a must-have for anyone with colored hair. I personally love this color-safe shampoo.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE STEAM
If still you tend to notice a lot of fading in your haircolor or excessive dryness, it may actually be the temperature of your shower rather than your shampoo causing the color to dull.
Even though steamy showers sound perfect at the end of a long day, hot water can actually cause your haircolor to fade over time. Too much heat can leave the hair feeling dry and damaged, which can allow color molecules to seep out of the hair shaft. How crazy is that? Ugh!!
Still unsure about how often you should be shampooing?
Let’s chat to see how often you should be cleansing your strands.