You may be damaging your hair by OVER WASHING!
Do you wash your hair every day? Is your hair too frizzy or dry? Does it get too greasy the next day? You may be damaging your hair by ridding the natural oils from your hair follicles. Over washing will make your hair dull and rough. The dry, frizz is a direct result of the excess loss of your hair’s natural oils.
Too greasy the next day? It’s only oily in the root area, but dry and stiff at the ends. Why? The more you wash your hair, the more you are over stimulating your hair follicles into producing more hair oil. This results in your hair quickly becoming greasy the next day.
Solution! First, slowly reduce the frequency of washing your hair (maybe every other day). Your hair will get oily the next day by habit, but this transition will be short. Healthy hair should be washed only 2-3 times a week. If you feel the need to freshen up, then try dry shampooing in-between instead (we carry several, including Kevin Murphy’s Doo-Over and Fresh Hair, and DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo).
Exceptions? Like most other things, yes! If you exercise (and sweat) a great deal, live in a humid place, and have a very oily scalp.
Tips from Rodi:
- Shorter hair can be washed more frequently because the natural oils are able to distribute throughout the hair in less time.
- It’s easier to style day-old hair and it generally looks better when healthy.