Whether you wash your hair every day or once a week, it’s a gesture that is often repeated, yet it’s not always done properly.
Washing your hair in the morning is almost automatic for most of us. Without thinking too much about it, we apply our shampoo and rinse.
However, most of us just don’t do it the right way. In this article, we are sharing with you the secrets for taking care of your scalp, and how often you need to wash your hair.
First things first: Before talking about the right frequency to wash your hair, let’s take a look at the right washing technique.
I – THE WASHING TECHNIQUE
The proper technique for washing hair is to concentrate circular motions on the scalp and roots.
It is not necessary to wash hair all the way to the ends.
By massaging your scalp with your shampoo, you remove excess oil without removing the natural oils present on the rest of your hair.
This way, you improve its appearance in the long run.
When it comes to conditioner, avoid using it at the roots.
Conditioners contain nourishing and moisturizing ingredients.
Usually, your roots are already well moisturized because of the natural oils produced by the scalp. Conditioner on the roots will weigh the hair down unnecessarily. So just put a small amount on the ends and RINSE WELL.
Rinsing is an important part of washing your hair.
Make sure you rinse your hair well to remove all traces of shampoo and conditioner.
You’ll need to wash your hair sooner than expected if there’s any residue left, as it will quickly look lifeless.
More frequent washing means using more shampoo, which means you’ll have to buy more shampoo too. So rinse your hair well to save time, money, and energy.
Plus, it’s more environmentally friendly!
We also recommend rinsing your hair with cool or cold water during the conditioning stage experts say, this will make your hair will look healthier and shinier.
II – USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
- You don’t have to use large amounts of product to get the effect you want.
- Your shampoo and conditioner combo should be tailored to your hair type.
Don’t use shampoo for curly hair if you have fine hair, as it will weigh your hair down. Conversely, don’t use shampoo for fine hair if you have curly hair, as it won’t provide enough moisture.
- If your hair is chemically treated (colored), opt for a moisturizing and repairing shampoo.
III – THE WASHING FREQUENCY
Washing your hair the right way is not enough, as the frequency of washing it should be right too. Washing hair every day is a habit that is recurrent for many people.
However, this usage has a direct impact on the health and beauty of our hair. The roots quickly become greasy, dandruff develops, while the ends become damaged.
Here are some simple and effective ways to space out your shampoos :
If you have normal hair
You’ll be happy to know that normal hair is the least demanding to maintain. This type of hair doesn’t present any particular problems; two shampoos a week is more than enough. From time to time, follow up with a moisturizer to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
If your hair is dry
Dry hair lacks moisture. We recommend washing your hair once or twice a week with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, based on essential fatty acids.
Complete with leave-in care products such as a nourishing balm or hair oil. Once a week, apply a repairing mask.
If your hair is frizzy
Know that your scalp produces less sebum than it needs. To compensate for this, you should wash your mane once or twice a week with specific care products, specially designed for this type of hair.
The application of a conditioner and a nourishing mask (based on avocado or coconut oil, for example) is essential.
If your hair is oily
Unlike other hair types, which on average only require one or two shampoos per week, oily hair needs to be washed more regularly.
The sebaceous glands of this scalp produce a lot of sebum. To prevent it from shining at the end of the day, we recommend washing it every other day.
Finally, to optimize the condition of your hair and scalp, it is best to reduce the number of products used as much as possible.