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Healthy and shiny hair: how often should you wash your hair?

Chioma sana e splendente: quante volte lavare i capelli?

Dreaming of luscious, vibrant locks is a universal desire. But what's the key to achieving this hair nirvana? The answer is simpler than you might think: it lies in washing your hair at the right frequency. But what exactly does "right frequency" mean?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the appropriate hair washing frequency depends not only on the amount of sebum your scalp produces but also on your lifestyle and the products you use.

Hair Type Categorization:

Beyond the classic distinction of straight, wavy, and curly hair, there's another hair categorization based on sebum production. This categorization, in general, guides us on how often we should wash our hair. The three main categories are dry hair, oily hair, and frizzy hair.

Dry Hair:

Dry hair is delicate and often fibered, with split ends and increased fragility. It tends to break easily and requires constant hydration. For this reason, it is advisable not to exceed 1-2 washes per week. Excessive washing can further deplete the hair of natural oils, making it even drier and more fragile.

Here are some tips you can implement regarding the products to use:

  • Use a gentle and moisturizing shampoo specifically designed for dry hair.
  • Regularly apply a conditioner or nourishing mask, especially to the ends.
  • Try our SUPER MOISTURE shampoo. It contains active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA that add softness, shine, and strength to hair.
  • Avoid using excessively hot water during washing and drying.
  • Minimize the use of straightening irons and flat irons.

Oily Hair:

Oily hair is characterized by overactive sebaceous glands that produce excess sebum. If not eliminated regularly, this sebum accumulates on the scalp and hair, making them greasy, heavy, and dull.

For this reason, those with oily hair may need to wash their hair frequently, up to 2-3 times a week. However, there's no need to worry: washing your hair often does not damage it. Instead, it helps remove excess sebum, giving hair lightness, volume, and shine.

Here are some tips for taking better care of oily hair:

  • Choose a shampoo that contains purifying agents like clay, nettle extract, or peppermint extract. An excellent alternative is glycyrrhetic acid, found in our PURIFY ME shampoo for oily hair. Avoid harsh products that could irritate the scalp and worsen the situation.
  • Do not weigh down your hair with conditioner and masks. Apply them in small amounts to the ends and rinse thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your hair with dirty hands, as this can transfer grease and dirt.
  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit your intake of fatty, sugary, and processed foods.

Frizzy Hair:

Frizzy hair, characterized by an irregular structure and open cuticles, has a dull, rough, and puffy appearance, making it difficult to manage. It is fragile and tends to break, especially when subjected to harsh treatments.

Frequent washing (2-3 times a week) helps control frizz, but it's important to use specific products to avoid drying out the hair.

Choosing the perfect shampoo for frizzy hair isn't easy, and you should delve deeper into your hair type to discover which products work best for you. In general, though, it's good to use a gentle and moisturizing shampoo specifically designed for frizzy hair and regularly apply a moisturizing and anti-frizz conditioner or mask only to the lengths.

After washing, avoid combing wet hair, apply an anti-frizz product, and dry your hair with a diffuser at a low temperature. Take some time for yourself and indulge in a hydrating mask made with natural ingredients like yogurt or aloe vera.

Frizzy hair should undergo regular trims to eliminate split ends and keep hair healthy. Another remedy for caring for frizzy hair is to use strengthening concentrates, like our DENSIFYING SOLUTION, which helps promote healthy, regular hair growth.

Additional Tips and Considerations:

In addition to hair type, lifestyle also influences hair washing frequency.

  • Regular exercise: If you sweat a lot, you may need to wash your hair more often.
  • Styling products: If you use a lot of styling products, you may need to wash your hair more often to remove buildup.
  • Environmental factors: If you live in a polluted area, you may need to wash your hair more often to remove dirt and grime.


Ultimately, the best way to determine how often to wash your hair is to experiment and find what works best for you

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