We asked three experts for the low-down on shampooing frequency.
19 January 2020| Last updated on 20 January 2020
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Every day? Every few days? Here's what hair experts have to say...
Lathering up your locks with shampoo and following (maybe) with conditioner is the most basic hair care step, but it can still be tricky to work out how often to wash your hair to keep it in optimal condition.
For most people, leave your hair unwashed for too long and it gets limp and greasy. Shampoo too often and you can end up with frizzy, dry strands. So where’s the happy medium?
Here, three hair experts get back to basics and offer their advice on how frequently you should shampoo your ‘do…
“It is a good idea to use a sulphate free moisturising shampoo when washing the hair and making sure you find both a good protein and moisturising conditioner to keep the hair strong yet moisturised.”
If you’ve got very long locks, treating the scalp and lengths separately is particularly important.
“The longer the hair gets the older it is,” Sey continues. “Therefore, for longer hair the key is to adequately condition the hair as it gets longer, focusing the conditioner from mid-length to ends.
“Focus on cleansing the scalp with shampoo first then, second, lather the strands. Conditioner is not needed on the scalp.”