Do you wash our hair every day? Here’s why it is a bad idea

Published on: 14 August 2021, 12:00 pm IST

If you choose to wash your hair every day, you should also brace up to face its side effects. Like for everything else in life, excess of anything can be bad!

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Use the shampoo on the roots, but not conditioner! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Even if you may have washed your hair, exposure to dust and pollution can leave them dry and lifeless on the same day. And so, some people are used to washing their hair every single day, thinking it is better for their hair’s health. While shampooing and washing your hair is the most important step in maintaining good scalp hygiene, doing it too often can backfire. 

It may seem that this helps your hair to stay clean and healthy, but sorry ladies, you may actually be doing more harm to your tresses than good.

Here’s why using a shampoo to wash your hair every single day is not a good idea:
1. It fades the texture and shine

Washing hair frequently takes away the natural texture and shine of the hair faster, making it look dull.

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2. It can make your hair dry and frizzy

If you have already dry hair, you do not need to wash hair daily or even every other day. Doing so instead can make your hair dry, frizzy, and more prone to damage. Additionally, it can even form knots in your hair, making it difficult to untangle and can cause hair fall when you comb your hair later. 

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Dry and frizzy hair? Over-washing can be a cause. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. It dries out the scalp

Washing hair tends to help the scalp remain healthy, preventing itching and flaking, but doing so frequently can cause lack of moisture to the scalp because it can strip away the natural sebum, leaving it dry! 

4. You may also experience dandruff

Dandruff happens when the scalp is dry and starts to flake. Shampooing can relieve dandruff, but not over-washing your hair. In fact, severe dandruff can also weaken or cause your hair to thin. 

5. You can experience breakage

Since washing your hair too often can dry your hair out, it can leave it more susceptible to breakage. If there are short pieces of hair coming out when you brush or comb your hair, you are experiencing hair breakage. 

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Do not wash your hair frequently. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. It causes more split ends

Has your mother ever asked you not to comb wet hair? Well, because wet hair is more prone to damage and breakage, so the more you wash them, the more chances your hair has to break or damage.

Is this what you want with your hair? Absolutely not! So stop washing your hair every single day for the sake of your hair health. 

Here’s how often should you wash your hair:

There is no definite answer to this. It depends on personal preference, daily habits, hair texture, and scalp health. But if you have an oily scalp, you can wash your hair on every alternate day.

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