How often should you shampoo?
Maybe you’ve heard shampooing less often is better for your hair. Or perhaps you’re thinking of ditching shampoo and joining the “no ‘poo” movement in search of healthier, better looking hair.
There’s no single answer to how often people should shampoo. You may not need to do it as often as you think. It usually comes down to personal preference. For guidance, take a look at your hair type and styling choices.
Hair produces natural oil called sebum, and shampoo is an emulsifier that captures and traps excess oil, dirt, and product residue, which you then rinse out to clean the hair. For the most part, some dirt is OK and natural -- and you definitely want some oils to remain in your hair. They provide moisturizing and a protection barrier for the skin and hair.
The environment you are living in plays an important role. The hot and humid weather of the UAE, exaggerates the sebum production and sweating. Most people residents here feel the need to wash hair daily. Besides this, people with very fine hair and someone who exercises daily (and sweats) need to wash hair daily.
If you have oily scalp, then daily washing is needed. Sometimes, people think they have dry scalp because they have dandruff, but in those situations, more frequent washing is also helpful.