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How Often Should You Shampoo Your Hair?

  • By: Enhance Clinics
  • 2021-09-10
How Often Should You Shampoo Your Hair?

“How often should I shampoo my hair?” is a million-dollar question that hairstylists and dermatologists get asked almost every day. However, as every hair type differs from the other, it’s not an easy, straightforward answer.

In this post, we’ll tell you what shampoo actually does and guide you about how often you should shampoo your hair.

What does Shampoo do?

Shampoos are emulsifiers that help remove excess dirt, sweat, dermatitis, and product residue from your hair. However, along with dirt, it also strips away the natural oils (i.e., sebum) that your hair needs for moisture and protection.

Excessive shampooing can eliminate sebum, severely drying out your scalp, which leads to flaking, brittle hair, and breakage. On the other hand, not washing your hair frequently also causes problems like building up of dirt, pollution, and dead skin cells, leading to flaking and hair loss.

How often should I Shampoo my Hair?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to hair wash. Your hair wash and shampoo habits will differ based on your hair type.

  • Oily Hair: If you have oily scalp and hair, it’s ideal to wash your hair daily or every other day with a gentle shampoo to prevent dirt from building up and avoid breaking down essential natural oils.
  • Dry and Damaged Hair: Wash your hair every 5 to 7 days to allow some of the natural oils to be retained and absorbed by your hair.
  • Dandruff: If you’re facing dandruff, use dandruff shampoo and wash your hair more often. Shampoo at least three times a week to get relief from dandruff.
  • Flat and Thin Hair: Flat and fine hair gets weighed down by grease and oil easily. Though you may be wanting to shampoo daily, you should wash your hair every other day with a gentle and volumizing shampoo.
  • Thick Hair: Thicker and denser hair can hold moisture better. If your hair isn’t too oily or dirty, washing it once or twice a week should suffice.
  • Wavy and Curly Hair: Wavy and curly hair can get weighed down by oils, especially if your hair is fine. To keep them voluminous and clean, wash your hair 2 to 3 times every week. For more coiled hair, washing once a week should be optimal.

For an average person, washing your hair every two to three days is fine. It also depends on your lifestyle. If you’re more active, washing your hair frequently will help keep it clean.

Can Shampoo cause permanent hair loss?

Both excessive and under-shampooing can lead to hair fall. However, it will not lead to permanent hair loss. If you’re facing severe hair loss, it could be due to pattern baldness. In such cases, you can opt for the best hair transplant treatment for your hair regrowth.

If you’re still suffering from significant hair loss despite adjusting your shampoo habits, visit Enhance Clinics. We have the best hair transplant doctors and qualified experts who can correctly diagnose and treat your hair loss.


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