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Should Men Wash Their Hair Every Day?

Posted on June 26 2020

Should Men Wash Their Hair Every Day?

Should Men Wash Their Hair Every Day?

This question is asked by so many people and we wish there was one solid answer to give, but unfortunately, the real answer is: It just depends on your hair type and how much oil your scalp is producing. 

As the theory goes, the less you wash your hair, you actually train your hair to produce less oil. This can be true for some people, however, everyone’s bodies produce oils at different rates and depending on how active your sebaceous glands are (the glands in our skin that produce oil), there’s a chance your hair gets oily overnight or your hair looks the exact same by day 4. 

The biggest concern people have is that “If you shampoo every day, it will strip your scalp of all its natural oils and can lead to dry, brittle hair,” says Julien Farel of the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in NYC. Now, there isn’t any evidence to prove this, but we do know that low tier shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients like sulfates that can absolutely strip the hair of its natural oils. On the flip side, if you are using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner that focuses on both hydration and added proteins like Kevin.Murphy Balancing.Wash and Hydrate.Me Rinse, you are adding many beneficial ingredients to your hair that will add to the overall moisture levels of the hair while balancing out the hair’s pH to give you soft, touchable, and strong hair. 

What about dry shampoo? 

Dry shampoo is a great product to help your hair look and feel clean between washes, but should definitely not be your only source of cleaning your hair and scalp. Products like dry shampoo are mostly made up of ingredients like Cornstarch, Kaolin, Denatured Alcohol, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas which are very harsh ingredients that need to be deeply cleansed from the scalp. Don’t get us wrong, dry shampoo is a staple in keeping your hair looking good, but we recommend you invest in a top tier shampoo and conditioner to be able to fully cleanse your hair and scalp of these hash ingredients no longer than 2 days after use. Products like Balancing.Wash and Hydrate.Me Rinse will help cleanse your scalp of all product build-up to allow your scalp to function properly. Good shampoos and conditioners also help restore moisture levels and supplement lost protein— the two main sources of nutrients in the hairs biological make up.

Final Thoughts

If you don’t have oily hair, it is recommended that you wash your hair every third day to rid your scalp of product buildup and allow your hair and scalp to get the good scrub it deserves. If you have oily or greasy hair, make sure you are investing in high-quality hair products that won’t strip your hair of the necessary oils and moisture your hair needs to be it’s best. As long as you are using good products, washing your hair will not do harm.