Washing your hair has several benefits. It is a good hygiene practice that prevents germ build-up, reduces flaking, and promotes hair growth.
With hair-washing such a good and hygienic practice, you may assume that more is better. In other words, you may feel that the more often you wash your hair, the healthier it will be. However, nothing could be further from the truth than this.
Here’s why you should refrain from washing your hair daily.
#1. It can cause hair thinning
If your shampoo contains sulfate, you can be sure daily hair washing will contribute to hair thinning. This is because the sulfate strips away natural hair oils essential for healthy and even hair growth.
#2. It demoisturizes your hair
Sebum, your hair’s natural oil, is produced by the body as a moisturizer. While washing your hair regularly is good hygiene, you should endeavor not to make it too regular. Daily hair washing strips your hair of natural sebum, leaving it dry and exposing it to further problems.
#3. It causes hair breakage
This issue is directly linked to the loss of protective, natural sebum. Daily hair washing causes it to dry out, leaving it at severe risk of breakage.
#4. It removes hair coloring
If you’re sporting a balayage or some other form of hair coloring, the last thing you want to do is to wash your hair daily. The more you wash your hair, the more color leeches off, which is something you want to avoid.
#5. It is time-consuming
Shampooing your hair takes more than a few minutes each day, especially when you have full, thick, and long hair. Washing it once is enough of a chore, given that you may spend about 20 minutes on average doing it correctly. Of course, this doesn’t include the time it takes to dry it out.
Now, consider the prospect of doing that each day, 365 days every year. That’s an awful lot of time to devote to hair washing, don’t you think?
#6. Dirty hair is great to style
There’s no harm in leaving off shampooing for a couple of days or weeks. If you style your hair during this period, it’s bound to look great, particularly if it is silky straight and refuses to hold in curls.
This is where natural sebum comes in, making your hair more malleable as well as giving your hair a healthy glow and shine.
#7. It’s expensive
While washing your hair every day might seem a viable, hygienic option, it’s more expensive. Just imagine the sheer amount and cost of products you’d use up and have to replace to keep up the streak!
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Overwashing your hair isn’t healthy, as it strips your hair of its natural protection and exposes it to damage over time. Besides, who says dirty hair doesn’t look great when styled? Book an appointment today to achieve that perfect look.