There is no better feeling than getting out of the shower and smelling the floral scent of your shampoo. You feel refreshed and energetic, and it’s the best way to start your day. However, washing your hair too often may not be the best option.
We’ve put together a list of signs that you better stop washing your hair so often.
Is It Bad to Wash Your Hair Every Day?
The Dyed Color May Fade Too Fast
For those who like to make a statement with bold hair colors or who like it to stand out, you may want to reconsider how often you wash your hair. The chemicals in the dye are vulnerable to water, and washing too often can remove the dyed hue from your hair.
Solution: Try washing it every 3 days and use a suitable shampoo for your colored hair between washes. This can help your color last longer.
Your Hair Might Feel Drier
Dry or frizzy hair is another sign that you’re washing too much. Most shampoos contain chemicals called sulfates, which remove oil and residue from the hair.
As a result, your hair will immediately look more attractive, but you will damage it in the long run. If you remove the natural oils from the hair, the scalp will be dry, as will the texture of the hair.
Solution: In addition to changing the frequency, try using moisturizing products to restore hair cuticles and opt for sulfate-free shampoos.
You Might Notice More Dandruff
Dandruff is a condition in which the scalp begins to itch and flake off, leaving some white spots on the hair as a residue. When you over wash, you are inadvertently removing the natural sebum from the scalp, which is essential to keeping it nourished and healthy.
This, in turn, can dry out the scalp and lead to even more dandruff.
Solution: Sometimes a simple rinse is enough to remove excess grease and dirt. If you suffer from dandruff, you can try exfoliating along with a tea tree oil shampoo until the scales are gone.
You Can Have More Split Ends
Split ends are the result of detangling from the hair fiber, usually at the end of the strand. If you have split ends, you may want to cut back on your washing routine.
When hair is wet, it is even more susceptible to damage. So the more you wash it, the more likely it is that the hair fibers will break.
Solution: If you already have split ends, there is no other solution than to trim them. Then try using dry shampoo on days when your hair is not getting wet to reduce the greasy appearance of your hair.
Your Hair May Look More Dull And Oily
When you wash your hair daily, the sebaceous glands begin to produce more oil to compensate for the fat loss that the shampoo is removing.
Also, even if your hair type is oilier, you are also drying the lock of hair. By changing the frequency, you will eventually train these glands not to overproduce oil.
Solution: Check which days are the most suitable for washing your hair. For example, you might consider taking a nice, relaxing bath on exercise days or weekends when you’re out and about in a more active social life.
How often do you wash your hair? Does your hair show any of these signs? Share with us all the helpful tips so that the Bright Side community can help more people look great.