Hair Training is Going Viral on TikTok: Is it Worth the Hype?

Washing our hair on a daily basis has been a part of our routine, but it could sometimes feel like a chore. So, I’m sure there must have been a day when you didn’t wash your hair… doesn’t seem and look so bad, right? But when you skip two days or more of not washing your hair, then you must have noticed that your hair has gone a lot greasier. In case you didn’t know, skipping hair wash days is actually a thing that a lot of people do – it’s called “Hair Training” and it’s all over TikTok! Keep reading to learn more about Hair Training and what it does to your hair.

What is Hair Training?

Hair Training is a process people do where they don’t wash their hair for as short as 4 days or as long as 30 days (possibly even longer than that)! The purpose of Hair Training is to literally train your scalp and hair to get used to not being washed every single day. This, in theory, trains them to produce less oil and adjust to fewer washes. 

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Is Hair Training effective?

A lot of people have been trying this process to lessen their hair wash days and to save great amounts of hair care products without worrying about greasy locks. It is effective for some but is not for most others, mainly because Hair Training isn’t suitable for their hair type.

What is important to remember is that Hair Training is definitely not suitable for some hair and scalp types, such as dandruff-prone or oily scalps. It can only lead to creating more scalp build-up which may only make your scalp feel worse than it already is! 

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What’s a great alternative for Hair Training?

Rather than doing Hair Training, hair experts recommend using gentle hair products on a regular basis instead. Why? Our scalp produces oils and sweat while accumulating skin cells and dirt from pollution that needs to be regularly washed away. So, washing your hair regularly with gentle products is much more effective and practical than Hair Training. After all, 30 days is too long to go by without washing your hair, especially if you live in or go around a smokey or polluted area.

You might be wondering: What gentle hair products can you use? For starters, it would be great to use sulfate-free shampoos. Sulfates are harsh ingredients that will only dry out your scalp causing it to produce more oil to compensate for its dryness. So, with the help of sulfate-free shampoos, you can cleanse your scalp and hair from impurities while making sure that your scalp wouldn’t have to produce more oil than it should.

Take a look at some of our recommended sulfate-free shampoos:

Davines A Single Shampoo (For All Hair Types) – ₱ 1,550

Davines A Single Shampoo (For All Hair Types)

This plant-based shampoo is perfect for daily use for all types of hair. It gently cleanses, moisturizes, and gives your hair elasticity. Plus, its fragrance has a hint of rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, and geranium – which improves mood and strengthens memory!

AVEDA Nutriplenish™ Shampoo Light Moisture (For Dry Hair) – ₱ 1,900

AVEDA Nutriplenish™ Shampoo Light Moisture (For Dry Hair)

This sulfate-free shampoo has a ​creamy lightweight formula, with a vegan superfood blend, that cleanses and replenishes dry hair with nutrient-powered hydration. You can transform dull hair into softer and smoother hair with this cruelty-free product.

Kérastase Chroma Absolu Sulfate-Free Shampoo (For Colored Hair) – ₱ 1,750

Kérastase Chroma Absolu Sulfate-Free Shampoo (For Colored Hair)

This is a color-protecting sulfate-free shampoo formulated with amino acid and Centella Asiatica to intensely hydrate the hair and help reduce strand porosity to retain color for longer, adding a weightless bounce or more brilliant shine.

Olaplex No.4: Bond Maintenance Shampoo (For Damaged Hair) – ₱ 2,300

Olaplex No.4: Bond Maintenance Shampoo (For Damaged Hair)

This shampoo repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses — including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz — by re-linking broken bonds. Without any harsh ingredients, it will leave your hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. 

But it doesn’t stop there – we have more sulfate-free shampoos here! We care for you and your hair, so it’s best to use gentle and professional hair care essentials that you can use every single day. Hooray for healthier scalps and tresses! Got questions? Send us a message and our HairMNL experts would love to consult you for free and answer any of your inquiries.

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