Wash your hair at least every 7 to 10 days and moisturise daily.
Washing is beneficial for hair because it:
- Gets rid of product build up and cleans the scalp. A clean scalp is essential for optimal hair growth.
- It hydrates each hair fibres so that your hair is not brittle and prone to breakage.
If water is so essential to hair why shouldn't you wash daily?
It's simple, because:
- Washing also strips hair of the oils it needs for hair growth and
- Washing inevitably leads to some knots and tangles that cause some breakage.
What if you want to wash your hair more often than weekly?
I suggest you co-wash between the main, weekly wash and deep condition. A weekly wash won't strip your hair as much as a daily one would but of course you'll still get the problem of tangles and knots.
Tangling is a huge problem for some and not so much for others. Detangle and section your hair before you wash it to manage the tangle and knot situation.
How can you keep hair hydrated between washes?
By spritzing it with a water bottle and re-moisturising it.
If you don't wash your hair at least every 7 to 10 days you will find that it gets very dry and brittle even with the spritzing. Spritzing is not a substitute for the weekly wash but a complement to it.
Moisture promotes growth, assists with length retention, and acts as a damage protectant so keep your hair well moisturised.
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