Washing every day with drugstore shampoo? You're doing your hair more harm than good. Here's how to overhaul your routine for fuller, healthier hair.
"Lather, rinse, and repeat" may have been your shower mantra for years, but it's not the best protocol to follow if you want healthy hair. Washing regularly with supermarket shampoo, most of which are full of harsh cleansers, can irritate your scalp and strip your hair of the natural oils it needs to be healthy, smooth, and easy to style. Here's how to change your shower routine for fuller, healthier hair.
Shampoo less often.
Most barbers and stylists recommend shampooing hair only once or twice a week. Why? Washing daily with any shampoo, even with the low-sulfate kind, will strip some oil and dry your hair and scalp. What's more, most styling products like gel and hairspray are water-soluble, so they don't need shampoo to rinse out of hair. Although switching to a once- or twice-weekly washing can cause your hair to look greasy at first, it won't after a few weeks, and your hair will be healthier and softer.
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