How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Figuring out when to wash your hair is more complicated than you think. Everyone’s hair is unique and has different needs. That is why it is important to understand how much you need to wash your hair to ensure it stays healthy and manageable. The team at Silent Naturals has created this guide to help you determine the best hair washing schedule for you. As a black-owned hair product company, we understand that some people’s hair requires special treatment. Purchase the Silent Naturals hair set and see what our products can do for the health of your natural hair.

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Hair Type 

Hair type is the main way to determine how often you should be washing your hair. Smoother hair types usually require more washing because it tends to get more oily and dirty in a shorter amount of time. Thick and curly hair can usually go longer without needing to be washed because it is dryer and doesn’t get as oily.

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Physical Activity 

You can stick to your routine and keep your hair in good shape, but what if you hit the gym every day? Working out can add oils to your hair and you’ll want to wash it after running on the treadmill for an hour. Regardless of hair type, if you are active daily, you should be washing your hair after working out to keep it clean.

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Dark vs Light Hair 

As a general rule, people with dark hair should wash less than people with lighter hair. Frequent washing could cause brunettes to lose some of their hair pigment. This can result in faded, thinner, and older-looking hair. This could result in costly treatments and colorings to restore the desired pigment.

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Try Alternatives 

Dry shampoo and leave-in conditioners are a great option for those that want to maintain their hair healthy without washing it constantly. While not a permanent replacement for hair washing, they can lengthen the time needed between washes. Dry shampoo and leave-in conditioner are great time savers and can increase the fullness and texture of your hair.

When it comes to washing your hair, there are many decisions one needs to make to ensure that they are getting the most out of their haircare routine. Make a great decision by trusting your hair to Silent Naturals. Our black hair care products are naturally made for your unique hair. We have great shampoo and deep conditioner for natural hair and a variety of other great products. Shop now!