Who doesn’t love freshly shampooed, conditioned, blow-dried hair?
It appears fuller and bouncy, feels fresh, and smells fabulous. But whether you should be washing your hair every day is one of the biggest questions you have about your hair. It is primarily because almost everyone has heard that too much washing will make hair dry, weak, and lead to hair fall.
It is one of the biggest myths about hair fall. An average healthy person loses about 80-100 hair strands every day. It’s just that people may see some hair fall during washing, and it can be worrisome.
Typically, a few hair strands in the drain shouldn’t be a cause of concern. It is usually hair that would fall out anyway. However, if it is a bunch, that might be a reason to worry, and in which case, it is better to see a doctor.
Washing hair regularly or frequently is not necessarily harmful to hair. It is instead the hot tools, excessive blow-drying, or harsh hair products that are the enemy. Doctors suggest frequent hair washing to people living in hot and humid places or sweat more because of exercising or playing a sport.
It is fair to wash your hair 3-4 times a week or even every day, provided you’re applying a very mild shampoo. You should keep your scalp clean. The scalp is the skin that gets dirty because of dust, pollution, and other dirt particles.
Furthermore, hair is nourished by sebum, which is secreted by the sebaceous glands on the scalp. It creates a build-up if not washed regularly. Washing will prevent your hair from getting oily and smelly. People with greasy hair will notice their hair becomes imp if they don’t wash it often. It is because of the oil that the sebaceous glands are producing.
But there are a few points to remember if you need to wash your hair regularly or frequently. Firstly, it is essential to pick a
mild and best-suited shampoo to the texture of your hair and its particular needs.
There are sulphate, paraben-free shampoos available in the market, which are comparatively gentler on your scalp. If you have coloured hair, you must pick a shampoo explicitly meant for coloured hair.
It is also essential to not comb hair immediately after washing, using a wide-toothed comb. Next, you can also let your hair air dry instead of blow drying it after every shampoo. Excess heat is not suitable for your hair. It can make it dry and ultimately lead to hair fall. Using a hairdryer in a cool setting is a safe option.
It is wise to avoid the use of many hair products. They can cause a build-up and lead to dandruff, making your scalp itchy.
People with dry hair can avoid regular wash and wash it less frequently. However, if you stay in a humid zone and sweat a lot, it is better to wash your scalp to keep it clean. Here the selection of shampoo becomes very important.
Washing hair is not the cause of hair fall. Some common causes are nutritional deficiencies, stress, genetics, crash dieting, or sudden illness. A sedentary lifestyle and an imbalanced diet can lead to hair loss. It is essential to eat well, exercise, indulge in mindful activities, get professional help to relieve stress if you suffer from it, and keep the scalp clean to keep your hair healthy.
If you are washing hair frequently or every day and losing more hair than average, it can be because of one of the reasons discussed. It is best to book an appointment with an experienced Dermatologist like Dr. Shankar Sawant in such cases.
He provides the best hair loss treatment for initial hair fall stages and performs high-quality and affordable hair transplant in Mumbai for severe hair loss cases.