Most people wash their hair every day in order to get the look they’re after. While washing your hair is important to keep it clean, fresh and healthy looking, daily washing is not necessary. Washing your hair every day with regular shampoo and conditioner can do more harm than good.
Here are 4 reasons why you should stop washing your hair every day.
It dries out your scalp
Regular shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals that helps extend the life of these products. Some of these ingredients may be too harsh for your hair, and is definitely not recommended for daily use. In addition, daily washing can strip your hair and scalp off of its natural oils; thus, leaving you with dry and dull hair.
It leads to heat damage
Every time you wash your hair, you are tempted to reach for your blow dryer and other heat styling tools. Sure, these tools will help make your hair more manageable. However, frequent use of hot styling tools will cause heat damage. It dulls shiny locks and causes more split ends. To keep your hair healthy and gorgeous-looking, consider washing your hair every other day instead.
It causes greasy hair and scalp
Most people wash their hair every single day because they’re worried that their locks will end up greasy if they don’t. But what they fail to realize is that frequent washing is actually what’s causing this problem in the first place.
As mentioned above, daily washing will strip your hair and scalp off of its natural oils. That said, your scalp produces more oil to compensate for the lack of it. If you’re wondering why your hair is too greasy, it’s because your scalp is too dry. Limit washing to 2 to 3 times a week and you’ll the difference. If your hair becomes greasy the next day, use dry shampoo instead.
Hair color fades faster
Coloring your hair can change your looks and accentuate your facial features. It can even give you a boost in confidence. So if you want to keep your hair color vivid and make sure that it stays that way longer, then we recommend that you stop washing your hair every day. Shampoo contains ingredients that can fade your hair color faster, so wash less frequently.