Women in ancient societies washed their tresses once a week, or even bi-weekly because the styles of the day involved complicated braiding and oil treatments. Egyptians shaved their heads and wore wigs scented with wax that released a pleasant fragrance during the heat of the day. Thank goodness we live in a modern society where daily hair washing isn't frowned upon! We're definitely living in a wash, blow and go society. Our on-the-go lifestyles leave some healthy hair seekers worrying about what too much shampooing can do.
Obviously, frequent blow drying damages fragile hair and over conditioning makes it feel heavy and oily, but what about daily shampooing? According to Women's Health Magazine, the idea that too much washing can damage your hair is strictly a myth. What other myths should you know about hair washing?
You must use a clarifying shampoo. False! Unless you're loading your hair with waxy products, you don't need a clarifying shampoo every day and no more than once a week. Clarifying shampoos do remove hairspray and mousse residue but any kind of shampoo can do this.
Washing every day dries out your hair. False! Hair care websites like HairBoutique.com say that finding the right shampoo for your hair type is important but cleansing your hair daily is okay, even if it's with diluted shampoo.
You have to change your shampoo when it stops working on your hair. That's a myth! Your hair isn't a living organ, it's dead so it can't develop a dislike for your shampoo. However, if you notice your product seems less effective the formula may have changed. Check the label for updates that say, "New" or "Improved." If you expose your hair to special treatments like a perm or intense color treatments, these can change the effectiveness of your shampoo.
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