How Many Times Should You Wash Your Hair in a Week

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

How Many Times Should You Wash Your Hair in a Week

How many times should I wash my hair, How often should I wash my hair, Is frequently washing of hair good or bad? All such questions and many more like this are asked me almost every other day. Hair is something very unique and personnel. Everybody hair different hair and everyone has their own hair choice, hair caring methods and love for different hair types. Some people love short hair, some love straightened, some love long hair and so the list goes on and on for their personnel requirements and their personnel choice and solutions to these. People who crave for long hair, are normally seen finding things like how to grow hair fast quickly. This case is different for everyone because everyone has its own choice when it comes to different hair types

There are certain things like proper washing, cleaning and oiling of hair, which are very important to result in healthy beautiful hair. Proper washing also includes the number of washing, i.e. how many times a week should you wash your hair and how often you should do this. Not only washing, people do ask about oiling. How often should you oil your hair? This question is again important, but I would be discussing about this in some later post and focus on washing of hair here.

Washing of hair too much or every other day is not good at all. I do keep reading that too much shampooing of hair actually results in dry damaged hair in long term, specially if the shampoo used has lot of chemicals. That’s why I always recommend my readers to use a nice good HERBAL AYURVEDIC SHAMPOO. Herbal shampoo contains natural herbs and less chemicals and thus the damage is less. You can also try natural methods of washing hair by using herbs like amla, ritha, shikakai. I would be writing a post on using natural amla shikakai shampoo from personnel experience very soon.

Though this questions how many times and how often should I wash my hair, is again dependent on person to person, their choice, their hair type and their sebaceous glands activity. However, there are few things which you need to consider while deciding the number of times you wash your hair in a week.

How Many Times and How Often Should You Wash Your Hair depends on your Hair Type

Number of times, you should wash your hair in a week is dependent primarily on your hair type. People with oily skin, hair and overactive Sebaceous glands need to wash their  hair more frequently since their hair scalp is very oily and needs to be washed more often. It’s recommended to wash hair once in 3 days or 3 times in a week if  OILY HAIR.

I have seen cases where people with oily hair often tend to wash hair every other day. Their problem is that there is so much oil build up in the scalp  they have no option except shampooing of hair every day. However I don’t think this would do any good to your in long term. In case of extreme oily hair, you can substitute shampoo with dry talcum powder, since sprinkling of talcum powder over your hair, would reduce oiliness to lot of extent. But one should not substitute shampoo with talcum powder altogether. This is just for those few rare days.

Next comes the NORMAL HAIR. People with normal hair are very lucky since they don’t have the problem of oily scalp nor they suffer from the problem of dry hair. They are also lucky enough to have fewer hair problems and easily manage maintain their hair nicely by washing 2 times a week and this number is pretty sufficient for normal hair types.

Now finally comes the DRY HAIR. Dry hair are often problematic, because they are difficult to manage, tend to break easily and appear very dry, rough and brittle. Though proper conditioning is recommended for all hair types but in case of dry hair, conditioning is a must. One can use any available conditioner or can even go for any HOMEMADE CONDITIONER. Leave in conditioner works best for dry hair types. This link above describes how you can make your hair more manageable with your own homemade leave in conditioner.Frequent washing of dry hair is a strict no. Dry hair becomes more dry after every wash, so people with dry hair should wash their hair only once a week if possible and follow complete conditioning routine to avoid further drying of hair.

These were some of the basic things to help you decide how many times one should wash his hair, depending on the hair type, hair scalp and need., but still these many vary from person to person and according to the suitability of your hair.

  1. I wash my hair every alternate day as it is oily n turns limp :)

  2. This is a very useful post Prerna! Its probably the most neglected part to discuss but very useful....I was every 2 days..I have a oily scalp otherwise the oil residue starts to accumulate!

  3. I wash my hair every alternative day too. Oily hair!

  4. I am one of the laziest. Wash only when its really oily. If not, twice a week only.

  5. You are right with your words @Natasha Bhatt. Most of women wash their hairs every alternate day & I'm also one of them. It's really Nice to learn How Many Times hairs should Wash in week! Now I will also wash my hairs just only 3 days in a week.

  6. Some shampoo leave behind residue on your hair. So your hair will be harmed, dulled, greased by the residue byproducts. In spite of residue most hair type are able to keep its good position. So you should try to avoid the shampoo which is not Anti-Residue. The Anti-Residue Shampoo is best shampoo for oily hair


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