Hair Truth or Myth: Does Washing Your Hair Every Day Dry It Out?

Daily lather queens listen up, this one is for you.  

Whether you can’t stand the grease or you simply love an indulgent shower, you’ve probably wondered if washing your hair every day is drying out your strands.

Well, the jury is out and it’s inconclusive. Washing your hair can slowly remove structural components such as protein and lipids which help to keep hair strong and healthy. However, there isn’t much evidence to suggest that washing hair every day compared to a few times a week is enough to make a noticeable difference.

Got dry hair? Try these tips:

1. Try applying a hair oil (like argan oil) before you shower as a pre-conditioner.

2. Indulge in a nourishing hair mask. This will deposit more conditioning agents on your hair and make it feel silky smooth.


Editor’s tip: Repair and protect your hair with the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask. Use this mask 1-2 times a week to help protect, strengthen and nourish your strands.

Formulated with Biotin & Pro-Bond Complex, the patented formulation penetrates inside the hair fibre to restore broken bonds caused by hair damage, helping to visibly repair 7 types of damage in just one use.

3. No time for a full shower sesh? Apply a leave-in conditioner for on-the-go hydration.

Editor’s tip: Control frizz and protect against humidity with the TONI&GUY Leave-In Conditioner.

Suitable for all hair types, simply squeeze a small amount on fingertips then spread evenly through damp hair to help tame frizz throughout the day.

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