1. Wash your hair two to three times a week, max
How often should you wash your hair? It’s the perennial question of the hair industry and but experts seem to agree that cutting back is a good thing – and washing every day is a mistake, no matter how much you might crave clean-feeling locks.
2. Don’t overwash coloured hair
This is especially true for coloured hair, which can lose its sheen quickly with too much washing. Buy a good-quality and wash it every few days using styling products in between to keep it looking fresh.
3. Take into account your hair
type and lifestyle choices
Of course, how often you need to wash your locks also depends on the type of hair you have. Your hairdresser can advise how often you should be washing – it depends on how active your scalp is in producing oil. Lifestyle choices like going to the gym may also affect how often you shampoo your tresses. But even here, there are ways of cutting back – you could try simply rinsing your hair rather than adding in shampoo.
4. Invest in some good dry shampoo
If you’re aiming to scale back the amount of times you wash your hair per week, remember dry shampoo is your friend. Use dry shampoo instead of washing your hair every day. It will help reduce the oil build up in your hair and gives amazing texture.
5. Avoid hot showers and shampoo your scalp, not your roots
Come shampoo time, many of us reach for a large dollop of the good stuff to scrunch into our hair; but there’s a technique to good hair washing and overdoing things on the product front will do more harm than good.
6. Aim for the scalp not the ends
It’s not just how much shampoo you use, but where you apply it that counts. Use shampoo on the scalp only – not on the ends of your hair. The shampoo will rinse down in the shower, but you don’t want to scrub the ends.
7. Massage your scalp to encourage circulation
Giving your head an invigorating massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation and helps to detoxify the scalp.
8 Avoid hot water
Blasting your scalp with extremely hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles that could result in breakage.