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  • Daily Shampooing: Is it Good or Bad?

    People think that washing hair less means dirty and smelly hair. But the truth is it should depend on one’s hair and scalp condition. The weather on where you live should also be a factor. If the temperature is low, shampooing should be less.

    So, to the big question ‘Is it necessary to wash hair daily?’

    The answer is YES. But if you would not take words from just anyone, here are some convincing information that might help clear your take on this issue.

    Daily shampooing with gentle shampoo does not harm hair, but it is certainly not necessary for all types of hair – or for all types of lifestyle, physical activity, weather or occupation. Hair that is clean, shiny, and manageable is being washed frequently enough”

    Carlson, Karen. The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health

    For African Americans, daily shampooing may not be needed. In people of color with either tight curly hair or a chemically processed hair style, daily shampooing is not feasible. If the style of hair is curly or natural, patients of African descents prefer oils on the scalp to help with dryness of the hair.”

    Lugo-Somolinos, Aida. VisualDx: Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin

    “A newcomer to the shampoo market is the everyday shampoo. Many persons feel that they do not have good hygiene unless they bathe daily. Technically, it is not necessary to shampoo the hair daily unless sebum production is high. Shampooing is actually more damaging to the hair shaft than beneficial. Everyday shampoos have been designed to meet the needs of the daily bather and generally contain mild detergents. They typically do not incorporate the conditioners found in the dry or damaged hair shampoos, and an instant conditioner can be used in combination with these products. Instant conditioners are applied immediately after shampooing in the shower and completely rinsed from the hair prior to drying.”

    Draelos, Zoe. Essentials of Hair Care Often Neglected: Hair Cleansing.International Journal of Trichology, 2010

    “Dandruff is usually accompanied by an itching sensation and a scattering of scales. Since daily shampooing is very drying and stressful for African American hair types, weekly or biweekly medicated shampoo is recommended.”

    Bailey, Diane Carol. Milady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding

    How often should you shampoo? It depends on the state of your hair. If your hair is fine and dry, daily shampooing, even with the mildest product, can increase dryness. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, or if you wear lots of styling products, shampooing daily is recommended. Look at the condition of your hair and act accordingly! Yet be aware that frequent washes in hard water can make your hair brittle and prone to split ends. “Women use way to much shampoo,” notes John Masters, the pioneer of professional organic hair care and color. “Besides, they use too much pressure when they wash their hair. Daily shampooing is not essential. You have to learn to be gentle to your hair.”

    Gabriel, Julie. The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances


    How often do you shampoo again? Do this change your mind about it?

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