How Often Should You Be Washing Your Hair?

By Renee Castro
Washing Your Hair

You’ve probably heard it from your friends that you wash your hair too often. You’ve thrown out every excuse as to why you wash your hair on specific days of the week. But have you ever sat back and thought about how often you wash your hair in any given week? Science says you should be thinking about it.

The answer, however, is subjective to every person and the hair that sits on their head.

Curly hair:

  • This type of hair can dry out easily so it’s best that you wash your hair no more than once a week. If it doesn’t feel dirty, you can even go as far as 2 – 3 weeks without washing!
  • You can always water wash in between! (Massage your scalp with water and no products)

Fine hair:

  • You will probably need to wash twice a week or more depending on your scalp. (If your scalp is greasy you will need to wash more often)

Thick hair:

  • You’ll be good to go with every two days! Brush the hair often to keep the natural oils spreading through the hair.


  • If you do heavy cardio, you should wash it between two and three times a week.
  • You don’t have to shampoo everyday, and co-washing for curly hair is suggested!


  • For great hair, it is suggested that you only wash your hair three times a week at most!

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