While most of us have been taught to lather, rinse and repeat every day with our morning routine, whether or not it encourages lush locks is up for constant debate. Unfortunately, there’s no carved in stone rule about how and when to wash your hair, considering the wide range of hair types. But experts agree on some general guidelines to follow for happy and healthy tresses. Here are the best tips for silky hair.
Morning or Night?
When you wash your hair is a personal choice. For guidance, consider your schedule and styling choices. If you don’t have time to let your hair air dry in the morning, a blow-dryer can speed up the process. But blow-drying your hair will damage it over time. That’s why experts say it’s generally better to wash your hair in the evening if you can. Washing at night will allow your hair to dry naturally. Plus, you’ll speed up your morning routine. If you’re worried about waking up with unmanageable hair, towel dry your locks before going to bed.
Less is More
To determine how often you should wash your hair, consider your hair type. If excess oil isn’t an issue, it’s better to wash your hair only 2-3 times per week. Frequent shampooing can strip all of the natural oils from the scalp, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Skipping a day or two will ensure your hair receives the nourishing benefits of natural oil production. You can rinse your hair with water to keep it clean between shampoos, or use dry shampoo on your roots. But if you have an oily scalp, you should wash every day. More frequent washing can also be helpful if you exercise and sweat often, or live in a very humid climate.