You’ve been shampooing your hair wrong this entire time
Bustle did a deep dive with several hair-care experts to figure out the ways we might be messing up our shampooing routine. First off, washing your hair too often isn’t good for it. Shampoo strips hair of necessary, natural oils. As stylist Kristina Bauzo explains, “I feel it’s best to allow your natural oil a chance to actually get through the hair — from root to the ends of the hair shaft — before feeling the need to wash it.”
Steve Rowbottom, co-director of Westrow agrees, telling Stylist, “When you wash your hair every day it strips away the natural oils and proteins that you need to keep your hair and scalp healthy, so try to limit hair washing to three times a week if you can.”
However, be careful not to leave it too long between washes either, as hairstylist Carolyn Aronson says, “Could lead to bacteria building up on the scalp, as well as excessive dirt and oils weighing the hair down.” Find that happy medium based on how your hair feels and figure out its personal needs accordingly.