How Often Should I Wash Hair?

One of the biggest debates in the beauty industry is how often we should wash our hair. Everybody has hair, and yet we all have different patterns for washing our hair and keeping it clean and healthy. So, how often should you wash your hair?

Generally speaking, most people wash their hair once every 2-3 days. That being said, there is no strict rule on how often you should wash your hair. Everybody has hair, but everyone’s hair is different from each other, so there isn’t a single rule that covers everybody.

This means that, even though people tend to wash their hair once every couple of days, you should wash your hair in a pattern that works for you.

While most people fall into a regular hair washing pattern, there isn’t necessarily any need to have one. Instead, you can simply wash your hair whenever it needs to be cleaned.

Signs that your hair needs a wash include itchy scalp, dirt and flaking, and oily hair. If you see any of these symptoms in your hair, then you should give it a clean.

So, as frustrating as it can be to hear, there is no specific rule for how often you should wash your hair. Some people wash their hair once every 2-3 days, others wash their hair every day, and some even wash their hair just once a week. Just listen to your hair, and give it a wash whenever it needs it. 

How often should I do hair treatment?

If you want to keep your hair healthy, then you should not only wash it, but you should also use a hair treatment product now and then. However, ‘now and then’ is a very vague term, so how often should you actually use a hair treatment?

As annoying as it is to hear, once again, the pattern in which you should use hair treatment products depends on your specific hair. Some types of hair just naturally are more prone to damage than others.

So, if your hair is like this, then you will need to use hair treatment more regularly than someone who has hair that is a lot more hardy. But on average, how often do people use hair treatment?

Generally speaking, most people will use a hydrating hair treatment once a week. They will choose a day that works for them, and then repeat the treatment on this day every week.

However, if your hair doesn’t often become damaged, you could probably use a hair treatment once every other week instead. 

Most people who use hair treatment products have hair that is naturally prone to damage, so these people might use treatment more regularly than once a week.

Especially if their hair is very damaged. In some cases, these people will use hair treatment up to 3 times a week. So, again, you need to listen to your hair and use hair treatment accordingly. 

How often should I oil my hair?

Finding the right pattern for oiling your hair can be very tricky. If you do it too often you can damage your hair, and if you do it too rarely you can also damage your hair. So finding the right balance is often very difficult. 

The consensus seems to be that you should oil your hair 1-2 times a week. Once you fall into this pattern, you should continue oiling your hair 1-2 times a week indefinitely, as suddenly stopping this pattern could cause your hair to become damaged.

If you find that your hair is naturally quite oily, then you can oil your hair less often, instead of doing it once every 2 weeks. 

If you have damaged hair that is prone to becoming dry and snapping, then it can be very tempting to oil your hair more than 2 times a week.

But, you should avoid doing this. If you were to oil your hair every day, then it would quickly become more damaged, as the natural oil in your hair would be stripped away. This would make your hair even more damaged and delicate. 

So, ideally, you should oil your hair 1-2 times a week, but listen to your hair and fall into a pattern that works for you. If you find oiling your hair twice a week makes it too oily, then limit it to once a week and see if this works better for you. 

Is washing hair everyday bad?

If you were to ask your friends how often they wash their hair, you would probably find that everyone has a different answer to your question.

Some people are blessed with durable hair that only requires washing sporadically, while others find themselves stuck with hair that needs washing every day. But is this bad for your hair?

The answer is yes, and no, in fact, there is no easy answer to this question because everybody’s hair is different. If you are someone who only washes their hair once a week, then washing it every day would likely damage the quality of your hair.

This is because it would strip it of its natural oils, and cause it to become dry and prone to snapping. But, if you have always washed your hair every day then it won’t damage your hair. 

There is no medical reasoning behind washing your hair, it is simply a choice for hygiene. So, you won’t necessarily damage your hair by washing it every day, if you have always done this. But, you will find that people who wash their hair every day tend to have a very small amount of natural oil left in their hair, which is why they wash it so regularly. 

So, no, washing your hair every day isn’t necessarily bad. As long as you follow a washing pattern that works with your hair type and condition, then you shouldn’t cause it any damage by washing it. 

Should you rinse your hair between washes?

If you want to, you definitely can give your hair a rinse with water between washes. However, you do not need to do this. If you wash your hair every day, then you will probably find that there is no need to rinse your hair between washes as it is being cleaned regularly. So why might you rinse your hair between washes?

If you are going to do this – I suggest trying out a cold shower (or at least adding a little cold at the end). Not only is it better than your morning coffee, but cold water is also great for your hair.

The people who usually rinse their hair between washes are those who have hair that can go a long time between washes. If your hair does not go greasy, then there isn’t really any need to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

But, if you want to give it a fresher up, then you might choose to give it a rinse with water to try to bring back a bit of its shine.

Additionally, some people with thick hair choose to rinse their hair in between washes, as thick hair is prone to becoming drier quicker. Despite this, thick hair also isn’t ideal for regular washing, hence why a lot of people simply rinse their hair with water in between washes. 

So, yes, you can rinse your hair between washes if you want to. But, there is no need to. Think about your hair washing pattern, and whether your hair would benefit from an additional rinse before you begin doing this.