How often to wash hair? 6 hair-washing questions answered
Wondering how often you should wash your hair? Or maybe you’ve been asking yourself whether you really need to shampoo twice a week? We share answers to these questions, and four other hair-washing questions we’ve all had at some point.
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 thicker hair or hair that needs added moisture, then weekly should be fine.
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
Does colour-treated hair need special products?
The short answer: yes, frequent dyeing hair could cause chemical damage. Dove Nutritive Solutions Colour Care Shampoo and conditioner are specially designed with Colour Revitaliser technology to nourish hair, keeping your hair colour looking vibrant for longer.
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. Save time in the morning while enjoying the feeling of soft, silky hair with Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture 2-in-1 Shampoo
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 it with moisturising products like Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo. 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
Is there a way to extend time between hair washes?
Sometimes we just can’t squeeze in that scheduled hair wash. Thankfully you can try a dry shampoo to absorb excess oils and give a lift to your roots. It can instantly help make hair look clean and full of body