How often should you wash your hair
Hair and Body Care
How often should you wash your hair? It is so hard to take care of our hair these days, with all the products available and all the pollution it's a wonder our hair isn't falling out all over the streets. Everybody has a different hair type but there are some basic rules to live by. In order to maintain a health head of hair and a healthy scalp it i important to wash out the dirt and build up, dead skin cells, oils produced by skin glands, and any other substances you put in your hair such as hair spray, etc.
Now, how often you wash your hair depends on two things, the type of hair you have and how often you use products such as gels, hair sprays etc. For dry hair you should wash it only a couple of times a week to help produce natural oils. For very oily hair you should wash everyday to every other day. If you do choose to wash your hair daily, make sure that you are using a pH-balanced shampoo and only wash it once. If you wash it more than once a day, you will be removing too much of the natural oil found in hair.
Here are some guidelines for choosing a shampoo for your particular type of hair:
- Damaged or fine hair: Use protein shampoo labeled substantive protein. Shampoo should be more than mildly acidic. Or you can rinse your hair following shampoo with white vinegar and water, or lemon and water. This acid rinse will help to restore a smooth cuticle and shine to your hair.
- Healthy hair: Regular protein shampoos are fine. Blondes might try a chamomile shampoo, which has mild bleaching properties. Brunettes might use a henna shampoo, which has mild reddening properties.
- Oily hair: Use a lemon based shampoo.
- All types: Jojoba based shampoo is successful in treating scalp conditions as well as dissolving sebum build up. It leaves your hair clean and shining.
A few other tips..........
To keep hair healthy and shinny eat good healthy foods, don't colour if you don't have too, at least not often. Read the labels of the products you use, try different
products you may find something better. Get a trim every month and wear a hat when out in the sun, don't wash too much, but don't forget to wash at all....I hope this has helped you and answered the question, how often should you wash your hair....
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