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.
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