Search
Explore

How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

Confession. I wash my hair once or twice a week. (And yes, I workout on a regular basis.) Do I hear someone ewwwwwwww-ing out there?

However, I’m willing to bet money that you would think my hair’s fresh as a daisy based on its appearance. How can this be, you ask? Well, let me break it down for you.

1. By washing your hair daily and stripping your scalp of oil, your body’s natural defense is to create more oil, thus ensuring a dirty look. Hello, cycle of greasy. (Stop the madness!)

2. You can stop this cycle. By taking a break from hair-washing for a few days, although you’ll definitely feel oily around the scalp, you’re telling your body to quit the overproduction of oil. It might take several weeks to reverse the cycle, but it does work. Hey, living proof right here.

Well, that’s great and all, but how do you mask your oily scalp in the meantime?

Lots of things! Use dry shampoo, experiment with updos or even head scarves. Listen, I’m no expert, but it has worked for me. Watch this short video from an actual expert and hairstylist extraordinaire, Tera Rae Stephens, and you’ll be one step closer to breaking the cycle.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzF1aiC2sSo[/youtube]

Read more from me at

Follow me on Twitter, Like me on Facebook
Don’t miss the latest from Babble Voices Like Us on Facebook!
More from Beauty and the Beat:
â–¸ Double Duty Beauty
â–¸ Beauty Products You Don’t Need
Article Posted 3 years Ago
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
what do you think?
close comments
Subscribe to the
Newsletter
Welcome to
Settings
Sign Out
Follow us on
Social