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

We’ve all had questions about how to wash hair properly – starting with how often to shampoo hair in the first place, or even just how to use conditioner to get those silky-smooth strands we love. We’ve got all the answers – and hair-washing tips – you need, right here.

  • 1

    How often should you wash your hair? 

    The answer to how often to shampoo hair lies in your hair type – if your hair isn’t particularly oily, 3-4 times a week should be enough. Oily hair? You might need to wash it daily. And if you have thick, curly or dry hair, then weekly should be fine. Our Daily Moisture Shampoo is perfect for nourishing your hair whatever your routine – it’s a caring shampoo that leaves hair softer, silkier and even more manageable.

  • 2

    Do I need to shampoo twice?

    If you’ve heard hair-washing tips along the lines of ‘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

  • 3

    Does colored hair need special products?

    The short answer: yes, frequent coloring could cause damage, making hair look dry and dull. Here’s how to use conditioner and shampoo to keep your color bright: Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner are specially designed to nourish hair and help repair internal damage, keeping color looking vibrant for longer

  • 4

    What are 2in1 shampoos and do they condition effectively?

    There are times when 2in1 shampoos are handy – when 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 Moisture Conditioner. It nourishes hair to keep it tangle free, easy to style, and protected from daily damage

  • 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?). In summer, our hair can frizz due to high humidity, while chlorine and seawater damage mean we need good conditioning products like Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Conditioner to help avoid damage

  • 6

    Is there a way to extend time between hair washes?

    Sometimes we just can’t squeeze in that scheduled hair wash. Our favorite hair-washing tips aren’t always ones you can use in the shower, though – we’ve even got a way you can refresh your hair between washes. Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oils, instantly leaving hair looking clean and invigorated

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