How Often Should I Wash My Hair

how often should i wash my hair

When it comes to hair washing habits, there’s no right or wrong answer.  What we can tell you is it all depends on your hair type, lifestyle, how often you color your hair, and styling routine.  

Below we’ve got some tips that may help you answer the question, “how often should I wash my hair.”

What is your hair type?

First determine your hair type, whether it’s thin, medium, or thick.  If you have fine hair, your hair may be more susceptible to grease and oil.  Therefore, you should probably wash your hair every 1-2 days.  Make sure to use the right products for your hair type or you might strip too much of your natural oils from your hair.

If you have medium to thick hair, you can go 3 or more days without washing your hair, depending on your preference.  Especially if you have brunette or black hair, it is much easier to hide any greasiness.  


Do you lead an active lifestyle?

Leading an active lifestyle can be another reason you might need to wash your hair more often.  If you just had a light workout, you can get away with some dry shampoo between showers.  However, if you’ve endured a more strenuous workout like spin or hot yoga, washing your hair is a necessity to get rid of any bacteria from the gym or workout studio.  Swimmers should always wash their hair to prevent the chlorine from causing any fading.


How often do you color your hair?

If your hair is colored, whether it’s the same color all over or you’ve joined the balayage trend, shampooing your hair can be a big contributor to color fading.  For those girls out there that are more prone to oily hair, but want to keep their color, try a cute ponytail or topknot to skip the shower.

Make sure to use a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo that will prolong the life of your color and lengthen the amount of time in-between salon visits.  Another way to keep your hair healthy!


Are you addicted to hot tools?

Hot tools such as a curling iron or straightener can cause damage to the hair if used frequently.  The same goes with washing your hair, which can strip the hair of the natural oils and lead to breakage.  Try to cut back on the hot tools a couple times a week and opt for a natural look.