In a recent article, Trichologist and haircare expert Anabel Kingsley made the controversial claim that for most people, hair can be washed every day without causing the adverse effects we’ve all come to expect.
We broke down the article in a bit more detail here. To summarise it, washing your hair every day is not only fine, but for some can be really beneficial, if you go about it the right way…
How often should you wash your hair?
You should consider washing your hair frequently if you have oily, acne prone skin. This could be anywhere from on alternative days to more than once per day. This is especially true if your hair is long enough that it touches your face.
Having more sebum on your skin causes the bacteria responsible for acne to thrive. One of the worst things you can do if you’re prone to acne is leave hair greasy for long periods of time. The majority of men have oily skin, and a huge number of men in their 20s and 30s will still be affected by acne, meaning this advice is especially relevant to young males.
You will also see benefits from more frequent washing if you have fine hair. Washing more will often give your hair extra volume and shine if your hair is prone to appearing dull or lifeless.
If you do wash your hair frequently, you should avoid drying with heat or aggressively drying with a towel where possible. When you have no choice but to use heat to dry your hair, you can protect it from damage with various sprays and treatments.