Real Talk: It’s Okay to Wash Your Hair More than Once a Week

There's more than one way to keep your hair healthy and happy!

Caring for your hair is a very personal thing, you know your hair better than anyone, right? When we learn how to take care of our hair we are told that over-washing your hair is bad and will lead to dry strands. It’s true—but what about girls who simply can’t skip washing their hair as often as we’re told? We’re here to tell you that it’s okay to wash your hair more than once a week. If you have a naturally oily scalp or hair or sweat too much at the gym or during hot months, we get it!

There are ways to continue washing a little more frequently than suggested and still have incredibly healthy and hydrated hair. Check out our tips for ladies who need to wash their hair almost every day:

1. Use a gentle cleanser.

Just because you have to wash your hair multiple times a week, doesn’t mean your hair needs to be dried out by your cleansing routine! Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner, like Suave Essentials Ocean Breeze Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is formulated with gentle cleansers that won’t dry out your hair if you use them more than once a week.

2. Heat Protectant is a Must

If styling your hair with hot tools such as a blow-dryer or straightener/curler is a must after you wash your hair, then it’s absolutely key that you remember to use a heat protectant. Using heat on your hair every day will wear down your strands. Your best bet to keep your hair healthy and happy longer is a heat protectant shield. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray will shield your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling and seal in shine.

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If you’re going to follow up with hot tools, don’t forget heat protectant!

3. Try Dry Shampoo

Oily haired gals out there who think they have to shower every day, you need to dry shampoo and see if it buys you an extra day or two in between washes. Dry shampoo will help soak up unwanted oils. If it isn’t 100 percent to your liking you’ll at least be able to put your hair up. Love Beauty and Planet Rosehip & Patchouli Extend Dry Shampoo smells incredible and is our MVP when it comes to refreshing even the greasiest of strands.