In order not to damage the health of the hair and scalp, how often should you wash your hair?

Suara.com – Some people prefer to shampoo regularly three times a week, while others only wash when the hair is limp and the scalp feels itchy.

Actually, how often do you have to wash your hair to get healthy hair?

Unfortunately, there is no single rule about the frequency of shampooing because everyone’s scalp and hair needs are different.

However, there are several factors to determine how often you should shampoo for optimal hair and scalp health. The following is summarized from Live Strong.

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1. Hair type and texture

If you have straight, fine hair, you may need to shampoo at least four times a week. “This hair type tends to be more oily, and washing less often can produce natural oils that weigh down the hair and make it limp, dull, and difficult to style,” says Annie Gonzalez, board-certified dermatologist at Riverchase Dermatology in Miami.

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For those with normal to dry straight or wavy hair (which is not fine in texture), Dr. Gonzalez recommends shampooing up to three times per week with a moisturizing product.

Coarse, curly hair, on the other hand, requires more moisture and oil to stay hydrated requires less shampooing. So one to two shampoo sessions per week is sufficient.

2. How often do you sweat

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Exercising will affect how often you have to wash your hair. If you exercise until your hair is wet, you should wash it afterward.

Dry sweat can coat the scalp and cause irritation, inflammation, and cause dandruff.

3. Use of hair styling products

The amount and frequency of use of hair styling products also has an effect. The best way to analyze when you need to shampoo is to examine the crown of your head.

“If you feel or see a buildup (i.e., hair product residue) on your scalp, this is a signal that it’s time to wash,” says Dr. Gonzalez. Also pay attention to whether the area is itchy or oily.

Illustration of colored hair. [Unsplash]
Illustration of colored hair. [Unsplash]

4. Age

As we age, the scalp and hair tend to produce less oil. So, you don’t need to wash it often.

Determining how often to shampoo not only ensures that your hair is always clean, but also avoids unwanted consequences.

Because shampooing too often can cause brittleness, dryness, and even hair loss.

This will cause hair strands to break easily, dull, and dandruff. Also, your hair and scalp can become even oilier if you wash your hair too often.


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