7 Signs You’re Actually Washing Your Hair Too Much
Most people seek to have shiny, healthy, and clean hair by washing their hair as often as possible. However, you should watch out for some signs you’re washing your hair too much.
Your Brush Won’t Budge
Over-washing causes the cuticle of the hair to stay open, which makes it become dryer and more brittle. “When you brush your hair, it will catch more on the tangles and not slide through the hair shaft easily,” says Aronson.
Your Color Is Fading Fast
Washing too frequently will dull your hair color. “To help keep color-treated hair at its best, use sulfate-free shampoos,” says Aronson.
You’re Experiencing Breakage
Washing your hair too often can leave it more susceptible to breakage. “Hair is also more fragile when it’s wet, so brushing while it’s wet and aggressive towel-drying can also lead to breakage,” says Dr. Sejal Shah.
You’re Seeing Flakes
“Over-washing with harsh shampoos can cause flaking of the scalp,” says Aronson. “A healthy scalp is just as important as healthy hair. It should be free of dirt and oils, but also not too dry.”
Your Hair Seems Oilier
Washing your hair too much can actually make it oilier. “Use sulfate-free shampoos that are deeper cleansing, but not too drying,” said Aronson.
You’ve Got Frizz
Skipping shampoos can help tame frizz, as well as always using conditioner.
Your Hair Looks Lackluster
If your hair is lacking luster, it may be the result of over-washing,” says Aronson. Balanced moisture in the hair and scalp leads to having healthy, shiny hair.