4 Reasons Why You Should Wash Your Hair Regularly
How often do you wash your hair? Once a day? Once a week?
Most people tend to wash their hair weekly and some, once or twice a week. But if you start to go for long periods without washing your hair, it can lead to you having dirty, dull, greasy, and smelly hair. And you definitely don’t want that.
Some people believe in substituting wash days for a dry shampoo every other week but the truth is dry shampoo is simply not enough. As noted by Healthline in “This is How Dry Shampoo Works,” dry shampoo absorbs the oil in your hair which may lead you to thinking your hair is fully clean, when it's only a temporary solution. After some time, the product builds up, making your hair dry, and increasing the amount of breakage you see.
This is why you must set time aside to wash your hair with water, shampoo, and conditioner to get rid of the dirt, build-up of hair products as well as the dead skin on your scalp.
There are many benefits to washing your hair regularly but here are a few that will hopefully motivate you into taking action:
Washing your hair moisturizes and promotes growth
Washing your hair regularly also promotes growth. This is because hair washing involves gentle scalp massaging which stimulates the hair roots and increases blood flow to your hair.
Also, using a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo keeps your hair moisturized and reduces irritation. It also makes hair easier to detangle thereby reducing hair breakage and stress on the scalp.
Clean hair prevents build-up of germs
If you go for long without cleaning your hair properly, it encourages the growth and accumulation of lice and fungi. This is only made worse when you keep hair products (like combs, hair towels, and brushes) in a damp area and then use them afterwards. This is because damp hair products encourage fungal growth which can get in your hair when you use them.
All the product build-up, sweat, and sebum produced by your hair can be a perfect breeding ground for germs. But if you follow a regular washing routine with an effective wash day combo, you can prevent all that.
Clean hair can help reduce flaking
Your skin secretes oil and sebum as a way of protecting the skin from damage and dehydration. Irregular hair washing causes this sebum to accumulate on your hair, and coupled with the dirt, dead skin, and dust, can cause flaking. But if you wash your hair regularly, you can reduce the chances of battling flakes
Washing your hair is good hygiene
The main purpose of washing hair is to keep it clean. According to Katie Becker in the Allure article “6 Reasons You Actually Need to Wash Your Damn Hair”, shampoo is simply basic hygiene and you should never go long without washing your hair.
Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cleansed hair? Most importantly, clean hair makes sure that you liberate your scalp from being a breeding ground for germs.
You can never place too much importance on washing your hair. It is absolutely necessary if you want to avoid buildup, flaking and other germs that might have a chance to grow if you do not maintain a regular washing routine. How often do you wash your hair? Let us know in the comments. We won’t judge!
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