How often should you wash your hair? Our hair stylist experts in Orlando give a general rule of thumb that is every 2 to 3 days. Which may take some back a bit envisioning greasy, dirty smelly hair but this is simply a general rule and only you know your hair. So in this article we will be discussing a hair solution in Orlando on the different types of hair and new ways to have healthy clean hair without stripping oils with a daily washing routine.
We suggest that only a small group of people need to wash their hair on a daily basis. Individuals with very thin hair, oily scalp, exercises allot or works outside and sweats allot or those who live in really humid areas where our hair salon close to Disney is located.
The thicker your hair and the less oily the less you need to wash your hair. Dry hair or curly hair can be washed allot less often.
When styling your hair or using heating styling tools on it it is crucial to make sure your hair is super clean when you start, the style will not only look better but will last longer. If you have a keratin treatments in Orlando or blow out done you can go as long as a week without shampooing your hair.
There are methods that allow you to go longer between washes. Dry shampoos are one way to prolong the need to shampoo your hair traditionally. The powder absorbs the oil in your hair keeping it fresher longer. Apply to roots only. Applying at night also works wonders to absorb oil over night. Also the method of co-shampooing or “co-poo” which is the use of conditioner to “wash” your hair. You simply re wet your hair and use a leave in conditioner to add moisture to dry hair.
Less-frequent shampooing can improve the quality of your hair dramatically as well as save you money allowing you to purchase higher-quality shampoos and conditioners since you will be using less product.
How about nixing shampoo completely out of your hair care routine and opting for the “no-poo” method. This method involves using baking soda and apple cider vinegar as your cleaning and conditioning treatment. Some people who are sensitive to the smell of the apple cider vinegar will add essential oils to diffuse the smell. Also for individuals with dry hair have added an oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil etc. to add moisture as baking soda can be drying to the hair. A baking soda wash and vinegar rinse wont strip your hair of anything but dirt. Vinegar has also been known to set hair dyes and you will experience less fading with this method. And for grey hair our hair colorist in Orlando say this method will whiten hair vs shampoos that will give grey hair a yellow tone.
To create this wash all you will need is one table spoon of baking soda to a cup of water and scrub away. Next take about a half a cup of vinegar and rinse the wash out. You can either leave the vinegar in or rinse out. If your hair shows signs of drying out you can alternate and do every other wash with baking soda. Also a weekly hot oil treatment is recommended even daily if your hair does not begin to get overly oily.
The final verdict, at most you should wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week. If your hair gets oily in between washes you can use a dry shampoo or if your hair gets dry you can co-shampoo with a leave in conditioner to add moisture. Or you can be brave and bold and go totally “no-poo”. So how many times do you wash your hair living in Orlando is all a game of doing what works best for you and your lifestyle here in Orlando.