Hair On Home Quarantine: Should I Still Shampoo Everyday?

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When it comes to shampoo, there is certainly a wide debate as to what the ideal frequency would be. Some argue that washing your hair daily causes dryness and dandruff, while others argue that once a day isn’t nearly enough when you’ve got an active lifestyle. In our experience shampooing your hair is definitely more about your specific needs than any one size fits all solution. We argue it’s not about how often you shampoo but what kind you use. So here is our contribution to this long-standing debate — compiled is a quick list of shampooing guides for hair and scalp conditions that should help you decide on what’s best for your hair. 
When it comes to shampoo, there is certainly a wide debate as to what the ideal frequency would be. Some argue that washing your hair daily causes dryness and dandruff, while others argue that once a day isn’t nearly enough when you’ve got an active lifestyle. In our experience shampooing your hair is definitely more about your specific needs than any one size fits all solution. We argue it’s not about how often you shampoo - but instead, its about what kind you use! So here is our expert contribution to this long-standing debate using a quick list of shampooing guides for hair and scalp conditions that should help you decide what’s best for your hair. 
Thinning Hair Depending on the cause of your thinning hair, it is often advised to shampoo less frequently to avoid over-drying. If daily washing is needed then a mild but targeted shampoo with caffeine extracts would work wonders in stimulating blood flow to the scalp. After which you should top it off with a daily denser serum to encourage better hair growth. 
Dry Scalp Admittedly, there are no hard and fast rules especially for dry scalp, especially for seasonal dandruff. You’ll have to assess things a day at a time. One thing is certain though, a weekly clarifying shampoo like a purifying shampoo would do wonders in removing fine dandruff and rebalancing your scalp.
Oily Scalp Similarly, oily scalps do well with a weekly clarifying shampoo, but oil build-up is best-treated head-on. Daily shampooing could help remove the excess oils, just don’t forget to condition only the lengths and ends afterward.
Sensitive Scalp Depending on what you are sensitive to, flare-ups caused by daily shampooing can be avoided with a mild cleanser. For those who’ve acquired a sensitive scalp due to over-washing — as is the case for athletes and fitness fiends — a mild cleanser with anti-inflammatory properties can help calm any flare-ups. 
Colored Hair Different colors require different care, so for this section, we defer to your stylist. Shampooing frequently can strip away colors over time, so a sulfate-free shampoo that’s preferably pigmented to match the tone of your hair should help keep its vibrancy. 
Damaged Hair Hair that needs a lot of TLC should stay away from harsh chemicals. Go for a strengthening shampoo that’s great for daily use and complements your favorite home hair treatment. 
Rebonded or Permed Once you’ve done any of these texture-changing treatments, your cuticle layer —  the outermost protection of your hair — will most likely be exposed, making it brittle and prone to split-ends. A lightweight daily shampoo that prevents further damage should leave hair with feeling strong and moisturized.
Curly For curls, your natural oils can really help maintain its bouncy vibrancy. If daily washing is part of your routine go with a good co-wash shampoo that moisturizes even as it cleans. 
Specially-treated (Olaplex, Keratin or Hyaluroplasty-Treated) Specially-treated hair usually comes with a special shampoo that helps extend the life of a hair treatment. A good daily shampoo should complement the treatment instead of stripping away all the good it is doing for your hair. 
Daily washing is possible and maybe even good for your hair, so long as you take the right measures and use the right shampoo that’s fit for the job. 
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