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How often to wash hair? 6 hair-washing questions answered

Wondering how often should you wash your hair? Or maybe you’ve been asking yourself whether you really need to shampoo twice? We share answers to these, and four other hair-washing questions we’ve all had at some point.

  • 1

    How often should you wash your hair? 

    It’s all about hair type – if your hair isn’t particularly oily or really dry, 2-3 times a week should be enough. Oily hair? You might need to wash it daily. If you have thick, curly or dry hair, then weekly should be fine

  • 2

    Do I need to shampoo twice?

    If you’ve heard ‘lather, rinse, repeat’, you might be wondering whether there’s any truth in it. Well, it all depends on your lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or use plenty of styling products, doubling up on shampoo can help remove build-up. If you wash your hair almost daily, then shampooing just once is good practice – because too much shampooing could strip hair of its natural, protective oils, leaving it vulnerable to damage

  • 3

    Does coloured hair need special products?

    The short answer: yes, frequent colouring could cause damage, making hair look dry and dull. Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Shampoo is specially designed to help care for treated and coloured hair and help replenish nutrients for hair that's smoother and stronger

  • 4

    What are 2in1 shampoos and do they condition effectively?

    There are times when 2in1 shampoos are handy – like for washing hair at the gym or packing light for a holiday – but for everyday use they’re not ideal. They contain conditioning ingredients but their effectiveness doesn’t compare to a specifically formulated conditioner. For everyday use, you should care for hair with a conditioner like Dove Daily Shine Conditioner. It nourishes hair to keep it beautifully shiny, strong and silky

  • 5

    Do I need different shampoo and conditioner in summer and winter?

    Like our skin, our hair requires different care when seasons and weather change (who knew?). During winter, hair can become dry and static due to low humidity, so try to wash hair with moisturising products like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo. Equally hair can suffer in the summer sunshine. To avoid split ends, look for products that give all-important UV protection to help minimise damage from the sun

  • 6

    Is there a way to extend time in between hair washes? 

    Sometimes we just can’t squeeze in that scheduled hair wash. Brighten hair in between washes, absorb excess oils and give lift to roots with a dry shampoo. It instantly makes hair look clean and full of body