The Daily Herald paper recently tackled a common concern for many women—how often to wash your hair. There’s no doubt that shampooing and moisturizing are an essential aspect of hair care. But is daily washing really necessary or maybe just once a week is good enough? A lot of myths abound when it comes to the frequency of hair washing and the products used to wash your hair.
A number of factors will determine how often you need to wash your hair. These include the following:
- Your personal preferences.
- Weather and humidity conditions where you live.
- Your lifestyle.
- Your skin type and scalp health.
If you live in a hot and humid climate where sweating is a daily occurrence, you may need to wash your hair more frequently.
There is a belief that frequent hair washing may lead to hair loss. That is simply untrue. How you wash your hair and the type of shampoo and conditioner you use have a bigger impact than how often you do it. A gentle wash with natural and neutral hair products will benefit not just your hair, but also keeps the pores of your scalp open.
Dry and brittle hair is another common problem for many people. A lot of myths surround the causes of dry hair and scalp. Some believe frequent washing is the cause. However, how you care for your hair between washes and the type of hair care products you use has a bearing on hair health.
There are three types of shampoos and conditioners. In an ideal world, you would have hair products designed specifically for your hair type. However, hair care products group people into various categories and create products to suit different hair types. The types of shampoos are
- Moisturizing shampoo.
- Chelating shampoo.
- Clarifying shampoo.
Moisturizing shampoo does just that; it cleanses and keeps your hair hydrated. The two other types contain cleansing product which strip dirt and grease from your hair. These, if used daily, may end up damaging your hair instead of helping it.