The thickness of your hair, its oil content, and how dry your scalp is determine how often you should shampoo your hair.
Barber Miles Elliot explained to GQ:
Mistake: washing your hair everyday
- Shampoo works to remove dirt and oils from your hair and scalp, but some oils are useful.
- Basically, washing your hair everyday will do more damage than good since it will strip your hair of necessary oils.
For those in between shampoo days, Birchbox suggests
- "Using baking soda on your mane will cleanse the scalp and also deodorize. A quick rinse with apple cider vinegar will close down the cuticle of the hair and add shine. Of course, this does not feel the same as a luxurious shampoo lather, but it gets the job done. "
- "Kevin Murphy makes a dry cleaning spray product called Fresh Hair It’s great for absorbing oil and it has a nice scent."
- "But instead of shampooing each time you shower, I tell a lot of my customers to rinse their hair thoroughly with warm water and massage in a light conditioner to break up oil and sweat."
mistake: unneeded dandruff shampoo
- Using drugstore dandruff shampoo when they don’t need it. Most of the time they don't have dandruff and are just making their scalp dryer by shampooing with harsh agents.
- the solution to that can be as simple and not shampooing as much, using a mild shampoo, and drinking eight cups of water every day.