How Often Should You Actually Wash Your Hair?

How Often Should You Actually Wash Your Hair?

There is no definitive answer to this, as it’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your hair type (and even hair color). But to find out the answer to the age old question, read on...

Firstly, should you double shampoo?

Double shampooing helps all hair types, as the first wash will remove any build up and the second will treat the hair. You’ll notice that the shampoo lathers better the second time round because there’s less grease. 

So, if you have dry hair

Usually when you have dry hair it’s easy to believe that you should avoid over washing, but you should actually wash your hair much more than you think. Throughout the day your hair will become more dehydrated because of wind, pollution and sun rays amongst other things, so it’s better to wash and condition regularly. Even if you simply rinse your hair and only use conditioner, it'll help. So, we recommend washing about two times a week with moisturizing shampoos.

If you have thinning/ weak hair

If your hair is weak, brittle and thin then you need to use a specific shampoo & conditioner to fight hair loss and keep your hair full and strong. Our Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner is specifically formulated to encourage growth where hair has thinned, and is full of biotin to support the infrastructure of your hair strands. This means that after around two weeks you'll notice significant growth and your hair will be stronger and thicker. 

We recommend using our Shampoo & Conditioner along with our Hair Formula, designed to stimulate hair growth where the follicle is damaged or dying. The Asparagus Stem Cell works to block DHT, the 'hair killing hormone' and reverse hair loss. 

For how to use our Hair Formula, see below!

If you have oily hair 

Even with oily hair, the same rule applies. The less you wash your hair, the less you need to wash your hair! Although this is easier said than done as you'll have to struggle through greasy hair before your hair starts improving. To try the 'no poo' hair routine, dry shampoo will be your best friend. For those who don't, wash as often as you think necessary, just avoid overly moisturizing shampoos. 

If you have normal hair

If you have neither oily nor dry hair, you can wash it as often as needed with a mild shampoo.

If you have dandruff

When you wash your hair, leave your shampoo on for around 3 minutes after lightly massaging the shampoo so it will cleanse your scalp without irritating it. Don’t wash the ends either, and allow the shampoo to rinse through to the end so you don’t dry them out. Wash your hair as often if needed, but try and avoid washing every day. 

If you have brunette hair

If you have brunette hair you should wash it no more than twice a week. Supposedly, the reason brown hair goes a mousey brown is because shampooing too frequently dehydrates it, stripping the pigmentation away.

Final Thoughts

Finding out your hair routine will take a little bit of practice and it's about finding the right one for you, which often takes a bit of practice. But hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction so you can help fight any hair-problems you may have.