How Often Should I Wash My Hair? Separating Myth From Fact

A woman washing her hair under a showerhead

Various Factors Determine How Often You Should Wash Your Hair

Do you ever wonder how long you can go without washing your hair? While we all love that squeaky clean feeling when we hop out of the shower, there is such a thing as washing your hair too often. As simple as washing your hair is, many people question how often they should shampoo their beautiful locks.   

The stylists at Stepping Out Salon are here to share a few factors that determine how often you should wash your hair to get the best results possible for your hair type.

Hair Type

Dry, coarse hair tends to be more brittle than hair with a silkier texture. If you have dry hair, it’s recommended to wash your hair less often so it can absorb its natural oils. Shampooing dry or coarse hair too frequently can lead to breakage. Additionally, if you have color-treated or bleached hair, you can retain the color and your hair’s moisture by washing it less often, such as one to two times per week. Washing color-treated hair too often can cause the color to fade and your ends to break. 

Hair Length

It’s often a misconception that the more hair you have on your head, the more frequently you should wash it. However, this is far from the truth. Longer hair tends to be drier at the ends, meaning you should wash it less often to retain the moisture. Dry ends on hair often break, causing split ends and other damage. 

Exercise Level

You might think exercising daily calls for washing your hair daily, but it’s recommended to stick with your normal hair-washing routine of one to two, or two to three, times a week. If you exercise five times a week, try washing your hair two of the five days for the best results. It’s still important to be mindful of your hair texture and ensure you are not stripping it of its natural moisture by washing it after every workout. 

Overall, there is no right or wrong time to wash your hair, but less is more in this case. You’ll have beautiful, healthy locks with the right shampoo, conditioner, and a good wash routine!

Stepping Out Salon Can Bring Your Hair Back to Life!

Are you looking for ways to restore your hair? Our team at Stepping Out Salon in Woodbury, CT, is committed to delivering results tailored to our clients’ needs. Contact our salon at (203) 266-4350 or by filling out our online form to schedule an appointment.