How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

There is no one answer to this question. This is because your hair type and your lifestyle will help to determine how often to wash your hair. 

Your Hair Type

Your hair type is the most important factor that determines when it should be washed. Often times, the more straight someone’s hair is, the more often they have to wash their hair. This is because scalp oils easily travel down straighter hair strands, making the hair oily pretty quickly. This means you’ll likely need to wash your hair more often than someone who has curly hair. 

Your Lifestyle

Your routine will also determine how often you should wash your hair. If you are a mother of 5 and they all have extracurricular activities, you may find that there is no time to wash your hair 2 to 3 times per week. In this case, you may opt to wash it once per week. 

So, evaluate your hair type and your lifestyle. These things will help to determine how often you should wash your hair.


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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