How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Here at pro Do blow dry bar we specialize in blowouts and hair styling and our clients often ask us “How often should I wash my hair?” There isn’t exactly one specific answer. It comes down to your hair type, your activity level, and personal preference.

How to Determine When to Wash Your Hair

Everyone’s hair type, style preferences, and lifestyles are different. If you work out and sweat everyday, telling you to wash your hair as little as possible just won’t fly. Or if you color your hair, telling to wash your hair more often may lead to fading your color faster. It’s important you take your own personal habits and preferences into consideration to find a hair washing schedule that works best for you. If you have a feeling that you want to or should wash your hair, then do it! It’s your hair — so it’s important you’re comfortable with how it looks and feels.

Why is Washing Your Hair Regularly Important?

Shampooing helps remove dirt, oil, debris, and odors effectively from the hair. Excess oil and product buildup plugs up the follicles and can slow your hair growth, not to mention making your hair look and feel dirty.

Scalp Massage Benefits

Your hair health starts from the roots. Scalp massages while washing your hair help reduce product buildup and remove dead skin cells, stimulating hair growth by promoting blood circulation. A regular scalp massage routine boosts your hair’s natural beauty by supporting the health of your scalp and hair. To level-up your scalp health game, follow a regular scalp regimen.

Hair Types

The type of hair you have will determine the type of care your hair may need and the products required to maintain your hairs health.

  • Fine hair: Fine hair tends to be more delicate and fragile on the ends and can become oily on the roots. If you have this hair type, shampoo more frequently on your roots with a gentle shampoo and moisturize the ends well. ANGEL.WASH is a volumizing shampoo that will nourish and transform fine, fragile hair to soft healthy locks. Use a light detangler that won’t weigh your hair down.
  • Coarse Hair: Coarse hair is porous, with more of an open cuticle, especially if it’s curly. Wash your hair less often and keep it moisturized. Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s rich in lipids, to give your course hair more shine and keep it elastic. SMOOTH.AGAIN.WASH. will nourish and refine thick, coarse hair, delivering all-over softness and a stronger, smoother, shinier-looking finish.
  • Oily Hair: If your hair often feels greasy in a few days, you may have oily hair. Shampoo when your hair feels like it’s getting oily and building up. Give your hair a much-needed detox with a detoxifying shampoo. MAXI.WASH removes the build-up of unwanted products and oils from the hair and helps to purify for a clean, clear and refreshed scalp. Maxi wash is meant to be a pre-shampoo so follow up with your favorite shampoo.
  • Colored Hair: If you color your hair, stick with color safe shampoos and conditioners. Living Proof Color Care Shampoo is a sulfate-free, silicone-free color care shampoo that gently cleanses, nourishes and protects against UV, hard water and damage (which can cause color fading).
  • Blonde Hair: If you bleach your hair or have blonde hair use repairing shampoo and conditioners. REPAIR-ME.WASH. helps restore damaged hair and enrich it with powerful proteins and amino acids. You can also add a purple shampoo to your routine that will help maintain your hair’s brightness. BLONDE.ANGEL.WASH. this color enhancing shampoo takes on all tones – from creamy to platinum, and helps brighten and rescue dull color. If your ends are dry or damaged apply a small amount of hair oil daily.

Now that we’ve shared our basic knowledge about hair care and washing, you get to decide whats best for you and for your hair ❤️

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How to Prevent and Repair Chlorine Damaged Hair

What are the effects of chlorine on our hair and skin?

Chlorine is used in pools to protect us from waterborne illnesses and various skin infections. While it is overall a good thing to have in pools, it does have its drawbacks. Your hair needs its natural oils to remain smooth and healthy. Chlorine can remove these natural oils from your hair and skin, leaving them feeling dry and rough. It can also cause a chemical reaction in your hair, making your color dull and “green tinted”. Don’t worry though, because there are ways to protect your hair from chlorine and to repair damage.

How to prevent your hair from being damaged by pool water..

  1. Wear a swim cap or clip your hair up to keep it dry.
  2. If you do get your hair wet, rinse your hair right after swimming.
  3. Use a detangling spray on your hair before brushing.
  4. Comb your hair gently with a wide tooth comb when it’s wet/damp.

How to repair chlorine damage..

  1. Wash your hair with a Detox Shampoo. Kevin Murphy MAXI.WASH is a pro Do blow dry bar favorite and gentle enough to use on a regular basis. This detox shampoo removes build-up of unwanted products and chemicals from the hair with a soothing blend of essential oils that brightens the hair while purifying and balancing the scalp.
Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash. Detox shampoo removes unwanted products and chemicals from the hair.

2. Use a Chlorine Remover. If your hair has already shown the signs of chlorine damage Malibu Swimmers is a treatment you can use at home or add on to your next blowout service. Simply add product to your shampoo to remove all the hair-harsh elements from pool, spa or ocean water that can damage and discolor hair.

Malibu Swimmers. Chlorine removal treatment

3. Use a Deep Conditioner. Chlorine can cause your hair to be dry and brittle. To repair your dry hair add a deep conditioner to your hair care routine to replenish lost moisture. Our go to is the Kevin Murphy HYDRATE-ME.MASQUE. This smoothing treatment delivers hydration and moisture to dry hair, or hair that’s been exposed to harsh, dry climates. HYDRATE-ME.MASQUE’s unique formulation features vitamin-charged, micro-capsules, that explode upon contact to deliver hydration and moisture, leaving the hair deeply conditioned from root to tip.

Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Masque repairs dry, damaged hair.

For more information about pro Do blow dry bar “Utahs First Blow Dry Bar” check out our website and for more fun and informational blogs check out our blog page.

pro Do turns 7!

We have been in business for 7 amazing years.

We are so humbled to not only be in business for 7 years, but thriving! We are so grateful for our team, who works hard every day to make pro Do so amazing, our guests that let us make their hair look beautiful, and everyone else along that way that has contributed to our success.

We love getting to know all of our members and making you feel beautiful. It takes a village. Can’t wait to see what the next years blow our way!

Also, each year we do our best to give back. For the last several years we have donated to the Christmas Box House organization, which is basically an emergency children’s shelter. “The Christmas Box International partners with local, national and international communities and groups to prevent child abuse and to improve the quality of life for children, teens and young adults who have been abused, neglected or are facing homelessness.” For more information on this wonderful organization click on the link above.

Thanks for being a part of the pro Do family. We love our job and being able to give you the best hairstyle possible:)

Sulfates and Parabens: What’s All the Hype?

Sulfate free? Paraben Free? What does that even mean?

Ok so here’s the gist of it. Sulfates and parabens are chemicals that are found in many common beauty products, like your hair products, makeup, face wash, etc. While these chemicals do their job in your beauty products, they can have negative long-term effects! We’ll break down each for you:

Sulfates are foaming agents. While they are great to give you sudsy soap bubbles, they have been found to break down proteins, which have a degenerative effect on cells in the long run. In the hair care world? Sulfates can cause a dry, irritated scalp, leading to those white flakes appearing on your favorite black top. They can also fade your color and cause the hair to lose its shine.

Parabens prevent bacteria and act as preservative. Although it has not been proven that parabens cause cancer by any means, fairly large amounts of parabens have been found present in breast tumors, leading researchers to believe it may be a possible cause or link to breast cancer.

Do my beauty products contain parabens or sulfates?? Both chemicals are fairly easy to recognize on the ingredient list on your beauty products; the chemical name will have “sulfate” or “paraben” as part of it, such as “butylparaben” and “sodium laureth sulfate.” Remember: the higher up on the list of ingredients, the higher content of that chemical!

Now, don’t be TOO frightened of these facading factors. While both have been found to link to potentially hazardous problems, there is no solid evidence or causation proof. So don’t go throwing away every single product that have the words “sulfate” or “paraben” on the ingredients list!

But, if you’re like us, and like to play it on the safe side, love your color to last, hair to be hydrated, and your “do” en pointe, we highly recommend the Kevin Murphy line and the Living Proof line (which we just recently started carrying!). Both are sulfate- and paraben-free, but will still give you an amazing lather, have a long shelf life, and oh….smell AMAZING. Do you have a favorite sulfate or paraben free beauty product? Spill! Comment below and let us know!

Blow it Forward

Introducing the “Blow it Forward” project! We’re taking Audrey the bus out and “blowing it forward” this summer by finding well deserving women in need of a little pampering-lunch and a blowout on us! Our first beneficiary was South Jordan Fire Department crew member Kate Harvath.

Help us give back to the community! If you know someone who deserves to be pampered, email us at with their story.

Stay beYOUtiful!

News Flash

Did you catch us on THE PLACE Fox 13 this Thursday talking about biz! More details to come!!

Stylists Needed

We are looking to add to our team, come be a part of a growing business!! If you or anyone you know has interest in a career that will blow you away please share and contact us!! #utahsblowdrybar