As a girl I’ve always talked with my friends about how often they wash their hair each week. I’ve always been obsessive about showering, shampooing, and conditioning my hair every day because I hate when it falls flat from sleeping on it two nights in a row. But I have some friends who go days, even a week at a time without shampooing their hair. They shower of course because body odor can get quite disgusting but for some reason they prefer their hair a little “dirty” I guess you could say. My roommate in fact can go days without washing her hair and has no problem with it, and it doesn’t even begin to look that greasy. It irks me a little bit because of how often I wash my hair, so I started to wonder if it was good or bad for your hair to shower as often as I do.
To my surprise, some sources say it really isn’t good to wash your hair every single day. In an article by WebMD, they say that washing it three to four times a week is much better. It helps to preserve the natural oils in your hair rather than continuously washing them out. Sonya Collins says, “the longer, thicker, curlier, and more processed your hair, the longer it can go between washes.” I agree with what she’s saying because I definitely notice that my hair, which is extremely thick, can go longer without being washed than my friends with extremely thin hair.
Another article on Discovery Health‘s website by Josh Clark says that it’s so disagreed upon by dermatologists that it’s really just up to the person. So obviously everyone can make their own choice! But I think I’m going to lay off the shampoo a little bit!