Some of you out there wash your hair every day, and some of you don’t. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about washing your hair on a daily basis. In order to maintain and upkeep beautiful healthy hair, we must take steps that ensure our hair stays healthy. Now, I know many of you may have active lifestyles, so it’s understandable to want to wash your hair after a workout. However, washing your on a daily basis may not be the best option for your hair type. Let’s dig a little deeper into this.
Our hair contains natural oils that keep our hair healthy and our scalp moisturized. Washing your hair every day can strip those natural oils in your scalp leaving it dry, scaly, and itchy. For those of you with extremely thin hair, or you work out every day and sweat a lot, or live in a very humid climate, it may be beneficial to wash your hair every day – but use a gentle sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Shampoos typically trap the oil, dirt, and residue to clean your scalp. For those of you with drier hair, thicker hair, or curly hair can definitely get away with not washing your hair as often – ideally, you want to wash every 2 -3 days or as you see fit. You have to observe the signs that will determine when you should wash your hair. For example, if your scalp is feeling dry, itchy, or you notice flaking or a smell, it is probably time you give our head a nice massage and wash. To dry your hair, you can definitely air dry until fully dry or part of the way. For those of you with thicker, frizzier hair, you can towel dry for as long as you can, and then use a blow dryer to expedite the drying process and style your hair as you wish.
It is important to keep in mind that every individual has a different hair type, so what works for some people may not work for others. Remember, for those of you looking to achieve natural beautiful hair those natural oils are needed to help maintain a healthy scalp and healthy hair. Maintaining healthy hair can definitely take some time and effort, but taking the right steps will definitely get you on your way to naturally beautiful hair!