Ah, it’s the eternal question we’ve all asked ourselves before.
How often should you wash your hair?
The answer tends to be different for all of us. Some can’t go a day without shampooing and wash their hair daily. Others can get away with not washing their hair for several days or even a week (or even more if you’re trying the no hair washing method).
But what’s the right answer?
According to international hairdresser and Pantene expert hairstylist Barney Martin, how often you should wash your hair can depend on your hair type, but in general, we’re all doing it way too frequently.
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One of the biggest problems Barney has noticed with his clients is that they are over-cleansing their hair. Most women are washing their hair every single day, which strips it of the natural oils and makes for fluffy, frizzy and wispy hair.
As a blanket rule Barney says every second day is best regardless of length. But this varies depending on your individual hair type.
To avoid over washing your hair, ask yourself these four questions before picking up the shampoo.
1. Do you have oily skin?
We’re talking face and scalp, because chances are if you’re prone to oily skin on your face then you’re likely to get a build up of oil in your hairline.
If this sounds like you then Barney recommends washing every second day and rinsing with water every other day, followed by a dry shampoo.
2. Do you have thick, coarse or curly hair?
If the answer is yes, then you can probably wash every second or third day.