6 confusing hair-washing questions answered
With so many different opinions, myths and rules surrounding hair washing, it can be tricky to know what to listen to. How often should you wash your hair, how often should you condition your hair, is it bad to wash your hair every day, and do you even need to ‘repeat’? These are questions we can confidently answer, so you can enjoy clean, healthy hair – without the fuss.
How often should you wash your hair?
The truth is that there’s no right or wrong answer to ‘how often should you wash your hair.’ Your hair is as unique as you are, so the right hair-washing frequency depends entirely on your individual needs. Those with thick, curly or dry hair may only need to wash their hair once a week, while many prefer to wash their hair every day…
Is it bad to wash your hair every day?
The short answer is no: washing hair every day is absolutely fine. Maybe your hair is naturally oily, you exercise (and therefore sweat) a lot, you use lots of hair products or your environment demands regular hair cleansing. Whatever your reason for washing hair every day, as long as you’re using a shampoo that gently purifies, such as Dove Nutritive Solutions Purify & Strengthen Shampoo, your hair will stay strong, healthy and clean.
Do I need to shampoo twice?
‘Lather, rinse, repeat’ might sound catchy, but it’s not always necessary. If your styling routine isn’t product-heavy, and you wash your hair regularly with an effective shampoo, you can feel free to skip the ‘repeat’ altogether. Spend the time you’ve saved on treating your hair to a weekly mask, such as Dove Nutritive Solutions Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Hair Mask, instead.
Does colored hair need special treatment?
Have you ever dyed your hair, only for it to become dull and lack-luster after a few washes? You’re not the only one. Maintain your colored hair’s vitality and vibrancy by using a shampoo and conditioner that’s specially designed to help preserve vibrancy, such as Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, with Vibrant Color Lock technology.
Can I extend time in-between washes?
Yes – thank goodness, because let’s be honest, we don’t always have time for washing our hair every day. Dry shampoo can conveniently keep it fresh for longer by absorbing excess oil, leaving your hair with voluminous bounce too. Dove Refresh + Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo has the added bonus of a delicious coconut scent, meaning your hair will smell as clean as it looks.
How often should you condition your hair?
There’s only one hard and fast rule when it comes to hair washing, and that’s to make sure you follow up with a conditioner. So, how often should you condition your hair? The answer is just as often as you shampoo your hair, however regularly that might be. A conditioner like Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Conditioner will give your hair all the moisturizing nutrients it needs to stay soft and healthy.