How Many Times A Week Should I Wash My Hair?


You should wash your hair whenever your scalp feels greasy, dirty, or smelly, regardless of your hair type. You can wash your hair once a week or wash hair twice a week. Essentially, if you sweat a lot, wear a lot of product every day, and feel your roots becoming oily and grimy, it’s time to wash. If your hair looks great, feels comfortable, and isn't causing any issues, you can skip a wash. This part will mainly tell you how often coarse or Afro hair should be washed.


Compared to other types of hair, Afro hair can last longer without washing. Not washing hair for a week is totally OK. Even if you opt for protective hairstyles, like cornrows, the interval between washes can be as long as one to three months, depending on how fast your hair grows.

The growth pattern of Afro hair makes it look rough. So many girls with Afro hair use a lot of oils on their scalps. And they spend a lot of time styling their hair so they are more likely to wash less often. For African girls, if you don't have scalp problems, then we suggest you wash your hair less often.

In daily care, you can use conditioning spray and oils to add moisture to your Afro hair. Also, the washing process for African hair tends to be longer, you have to comb, condition, and apply a leave-in conditioner thoroughly. Therefore, if you don't have scalp problems, there are some benefits to extending your hair wash intervals as long as possible.



Some Tips About Washing Your Hair

1. Apply the shampoo to your scalp instead of on all the hairs. Because the shampooing the whole hair shaft can cause it to become dull and coarse.

2. Rub your shampoo into a rich lather before applying it to the scalp. Too much shampoo will damage the hair shaft.

3. Rinse the shampoo out thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water to prevent product buildup on the scalp.

4. Apply conditioner to your hair to strengthen your hair and add moisture. Besides, it also helps offer some protection from harmful ultraviolet rays.

5. Apply conditioner on the tips of the hair and avoid the roots, as this can weigh down fine hair and make it look limp.

6. Choose a shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for your hair type.


How many times should I wash my hair a week? There is no specific answer for you because everyone has a different hair type. You can decide the frequency of washing hair according to the factors we mentioned in the first section. And if you have Afro hair, you can try to wash your hair less to protect your hair. With a protective hairstyle, you can wash your hair every one to three months. Do you have any knowledge about washing hair? Welcome to share with us in the comment section.

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