I used to shampoo my hair every single day. It wasn’t until college or maybe even post-college when I heard that shampooing your hair so often wasn’t good for your scalp. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure my mom warned me about this when I was younger. But who takes their mom’s healthcare advice seriously in middle school :)?
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to shampoo less for years now but haven’t been able to do so consistently. I couldn’t stand how my hair/scalp would feel when I skipped a day of shampooing. But since I’ve been on a good habit-building kick lately, I recently gave it another try and finally succeeded!
I started with shampooing my hair every other day. On the days I didn’t shampoo, I would still wet and condition my hair. Yes, my scalp would feel a bit greasy, but I knew it would take time for scalp to adjust and get used to producing less oil. To help the situation a bit, I used this dry shampoo.
After a week or two of this, my scalp stopped feeling as greasy so I started shampooing every two days. And now, I shampoo only twice a week. The results? My hair feels healthier and is easier to manage than before. I hope to eventually get it down to just once a week!