There are many myths and recommendations that you will find online regarding your hair care and some of them indicate that you should wash your hair once or twice a week. Some of them even claim that you only need to use conditioner instead of shampoo.
Not every type of hair is the same; hence each one of them must follow specific recommendations.
Here we will talk about general care and mention the most basic, effective, and correct steps that you must follow while washing your hair:
- Apply shampoo only on the scalp and massage gently.
- The remaining shampoo will clean the rest of the hair. There is no need to rub and massage for many minutes.
- Conditioner should not be applied to the scalp. Apply only in the ends or on the medium portion; an easy way to know where to start is by drawing imaginary lines between your ears and applying the product under the line.
- Don’t use hot water to wash your hair; try warm or even cold water.
The most asked question about hair is: How often should the hair be washed?
The oiliness is one of the factors that will indicate how often you must wash. If your hair produces a lot of oil, you can wash it every day, on the other hand, if your has dry scalp, you can choose to wash it every other day.
About the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology. She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.