How often should I wash my hair? I think this is one of the most common question most new naturalistas ask. Irrespective of your hair type, in order to maintain healthy hair, your hair should be cleansed. Cleansing removes product build-up, sebum and impurities. The basic first step to healthy hair is developing a good washday routine. However, people have different hair types, and different hair types should not be washed the same amount of times.
Thick, Coarse Hair Or Tight Curly Hair
Shampooing can seem like its an unimportant part of your hair care regimen. However, you should was your hair no more than once a week or once every 2 weeks. The frequency of your washes should depend on how active your lifestyle is and how quickly your scalp produces oils and sebum. To keep your hair refreshed in between washdays, try co-washing your hair with a co-wash or conditioner.
If you have medium curls or waves, then you should be washing your hair at least once a week. Your hair needs to have very little oils in order to keep your curls in tact.
People with fine curls typically have oily hair. Therefore, you should be washing your hair once every 2-3 days in order to keep your hair healthy and refreshed.