We all have our lazy days when we don’t feel like doing anything, let alone taking care of ourselves. But here’s why you shouldn’t give in to the urge of not washing your hair and commit to making it a priority, especially if you only plan to do it once a week. If done right, cleansing the scalp once a week can be beneficial for your hair, but if done incorrectly (using too much product or not taking proper care of second or third day hair ), it can lead to excessive oil buildup, brittle strands, and damaged hair that can take weeks to repair. Read on and find out how often you should wash your mane and what are the best products!
What happens to our hair after a few days without washing?
If you don’t wash your hair for a week or two, you’ll start to see a buildup of dirt, oil, and product on your scalp. Over time, the oils that normally keep your hair healthy will be overwhelmed by dirt and built-up products, and your scalp will find it harder to stay hydrated. This can lead to dryness, dandruff, itching, and even hair loss.
Your hair texture may also change, as the oils are more concentrated and weigh down the strands. They may feel stringy or greasy at the root, which can lead to more tangles than usual. Additionally, failure to wash your hair regularly can lead to an imbalance of natural bacteria on the scalp, which can potentially lead to skin irritations such as acne or even infections.
To keep your hair healthy, it is strongly advised to wash it twice a week.
To have smooth, shiny and voluminous hair, it must be taken care of, and one of the most important steps is not to wash it more than twice a week. This helps prevent the natural oils from being washed away too quickly, which can lead to dry, brittle and damage-prone hair.
When washing your hair, it’s important to use a mild shampoo, as harsh detergents can strip away essential oils. Plus, be sure to condition your hair after every wash to restore lost moisture and protect it from damage. Always rinse your hair with cool or lukewarm water, as hot water strips away the natural oils even more. For those with oily scalp or dandruff, more frequent washing may be required; try not to over-wash, however, as this can also lead to dryness and irritation.
To maximize the benefits of your shampoo and treatment, opt for products containing natural ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut oil or tea tree oil, rather than products containing sulfates or parabens. Finally, remember that while washing is an important part of keeping your hair healthy and hydrated, limiting heat styling and avoiding chemical treatments whenever possible will help ensure that your hair stays strong and beautiful for years to come!
A clay mask once a week for all hair types.
Clay masks are a great way to give your hair a little extra care. The clay is rich in minerals and can be used to nourish all hair types, from the finest and most delicate to the thickest and coarsest. Applied regularly once a week, it helps strengthen hair health by deeply cleansing and purifying the scalp. This helps remove product buildup, excess oil, pollutants and other impurities that can damage hair over time. The clay also has natural exfoliating properties, which gently remove dead cells from the scalp while stimulating circulation. This promotes healthier hair growth and provides an overall clean feeling.
A detox application to boost the health of your scalp.
Used as a mask on the hair strands themselves, the clay helps add volume and reduce frizz. Its ability to absorb oils makes it ideal for controlling oil on the scalp without drying out strands or making them brittle. Clay is also an excellent nourishment for all hair types thanks to its abundance of essential vitamins such as A and E, zinc, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium and phosphorus. These nutrients help strengthen the fibers in every strand, from root to tip, resulting in long-lasting shine and shine.
In addition to promoting healthy hair growth by deeply cleansing and nourishing hair, clay masks are incredibly easy to apply: just mix equal parts clay powder and water until to a paste-like consistency, then apply directly to wet or dry hair with your fingertips. Then leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. As with any other beauty treatment, moderation is key: too much exposure, while beneficial, can do more harm than good, so be careful not to overexpose yourself!