Modern manufacturers offer hair care products designed for daily use. And many women do wash their hair every day. But does it harm your hair? Let’s figure out why you should wash your hair less often!
Reasons to wash your hair less often
Professionals advise washing your hair once every three to four days. And there are several reasons why you should skip daily shampooing.
Overdrying the scalp
Any shampoo, even the most expensive and consisting only of natural ingredients, dries the scalp. As a result, the sebaceous glands begin to work more actively: in this way the body tries to compensate for the harmful effects of detergents. A vicious circle arises: the more often we wash our head, the faster it gets dirty.
Poor water quality
Too hard water has a negative effect not only on the scalp, but also on the hair. They become dry and brittle, look dull and do not fit well with the hair. Therefore, if you live in an area where the water is too hard, you should consider washing your hair less often.
Compensate for negative impact hard water help rinsing with a solution of vinegar or infusions of herbs, such as nettle.
Of course, doing such rinses every day is very laborious, so it is easier to learn to wash your hair less often, at least once every two days.
In order to save time, most women use a hairdryer or iron when styling their hair. “Hot” styling does great damage to your hair. They become dull and brittle, grow poorly and look unkempt. Of course, there are special products that protect hair during styling, but they are not able to completely prevent exposure to hot air.
Women who wash their hair every day have to spend a lot of money on quality care products: shampoos, conditioners and balms. For daily use, we recommend mild products that do not contain aggressive detergents. And they are not cheap.
How to learn to wash your hair less often?
The frequency of shampooing depends a lot on the circumstances. After physical exertion, with prolonged wearing of a headdress or a country walk, you should definitely wash your head. But daily washing is time-consuming and, as mentioned above, leads to a deterioration in the quality of the hair. How to learn to wash your hair less often?
Here are some simple tips to help you achieve this goal:
- Start washing your hair every other day… You should start small. Try washing your hair every two days first. At first, it will seem to you that the head is dirty and looks unkempt, however, as practice shows, after a couple of weeks this feeling disappears. When you start to feel comfortable enough washing your head every other day, try skipping two days.
- Apply balm or conditioner only to the length of the hair, without affecting the scalp… The balm applied to the scalp creates a “greasy film” feeling. Because of this, there is a desire to wash your hair. Therefore, it is recommended to apply balms only to the length of the hair or to the ends if they are prone to splitting.
- Use a deep cleansing shampoo… To wash your hair less often, use a deep cleansing shampoo. It allows you to maintain the feeling of clean, fresh hair for a long time. By the way, you can make such a shampoo yourself at home: just add half a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual hair wash.
- Get rid of oily scalp… If the sebaceous glands on the scalp are working too actively, the desire to wash your hair arises daily. Therefore, it is worth contacting a trichologist who will advise on special agents that reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands. By the way, on the Internet you can often find advice to use a mustard mask to heal the scalp and reduce its fat content. You should not heed this recommendation: mustard dries out the skin, so you can achieve the opposite effect, that is, even more sebum secretion.
Shampooing every day is a habit worth getting rid of. After all, this is how you bring enormous harm to your hair, to compensate for which you have to purchase expensive products. Getting used to washing your hair every two to three days, you will notice that the hairstyle continues to look neat, and the quality of the hair
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