*A new section that I’m going to be starting on Department of Beauty is FAQ posts. I’m going to try to do these posts at least 2-3 times a month to help out all you women out there with your beauty questions.
A common question that I often hear from ladies is how often should you wash your hair? But, a recent question I received was:
“Should you wash your hair everyday if you have oily hair?”
When you have oily hair, it makes things a little different when it comes to shampooing and taking care of your hair.
But when it comes to washing your hair everyday, it is actually not recommended for anyone, no matter how greasy you may think your hair is.
Shampooing strips the natural, essential oils from your hair, which can cause your hair to get damaged as well as not look as healthy as it should.
Daily shampooing, even when you have greasy hair is doing more harm than good. Now, for lots of people that may sound backwards, but stay with me here and it may just change your world (well, at least your hair.)
By going at least every other day in between shampooing it will actually help cut down on the rate your hair produces oils.
The thing is that you have to actually train your hair to do this. This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a month for you to really see the results, but it does actually work. It also means that you can have less oily hair and not have to go through the hassle of washing it everyday.
Starting this routine is actually pretty simple. The first day you wash your hair like you normally would. The next day instead of washing it again you simply take your shower or bath and not let your hair get wet. Style it as usual.
If you have really greasy hair, you can always use a dry shampoo to help take away some of the oil. Just be sure to not use too much and to use a brand that works with your hair color.
By day three you are really going to want to shampoo your hair, but try extending it one more day. On this day, you can try a variety of updos to help hind the oiliness of your hair. You can even use a hat if you can to cover up your hair.
On the fourth day, you can go ahead and shampoo your hair like normal. You then repeat this cycle all over again.
Soon you will start seeing less oil production from your hair and you may even be able to extend your shampoo cycle from 4 days to 5-6 days.
Remember, the less you shampoo your hair, the better off you are. Some women assume shampooing is healthy but even though you are cleansing your hair you are taking those natural oils needed to keep your hair shiny and healthy.
If you are unwilling to try this shampooing cycle, then you should at leas try to go every other day without washing your hair even if you have oily hair. You can find plenty of updo styles to hide your hair (one of my favorite updo hair styles) as well as try a good dry shampoo.