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To Wash or Not to Wash Your Hair Every Day

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Could you be over-shampooing your hair? Do you ever wonder why your scalp feels greasy at the end of the day even though you wash your hair daily?

The truth is that you could washing your tresses too often. Sounds contradictory, doesn't it. Well let me explain.

Your scalp contains lots of natural oils that help strengthen hair and keep it healthy. Shampooing on a daily basis can strip your hair of this nutritious and natural conditioner.

DailyGlow.com recommends only washing hair a few times a week. According to salon owners interviewed, this allows the natural oils produced by your scalp to keep your hair strong, healthy and shiny. Say, what?

I know, I know, it's hard to believe not washing your hair on a daily basis could actually be a good thing for your lovely locks. Interestingly, there are quite a few celebrities who follow the less-wash = better hair belief, including Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson - who both sport superb locks many would kill to have.

The important thing to keep in mind is that every scalp is different. While one person may only shampoo their hair once a week, or once every two weeks, another may need to shampoo every other day - just to feel clean. Even cutting down on the number of shampoos you give your locks by one additional day a week will help, trust me.

It's true, 40 percent of women wash their hair on a daily basis, but according to the Huffington Post, there is a growing number of ladies out there who are trying out, what they call, the "no-poo movement."

If you feel inspired, there are a few ways to make this easier to swallow:

1. Curl your hair - On the days in between washing, curling your locks can be the perfect solution. Hair naturally holds a better curl when it is dirty, and will make you feel like you have style on your off-wash days.

2. Use a good dry shampoo - Or even baby powder in a pinch, if your hair is really greasy. Dry shampoo will soak up the oils in your scalp and make your hair feel tolerable.

3. Do an Up-Do - This is my ‘dirty’ little secret. When my hair is about three-days ripe I opt for an up-do. The trick is to rinse the front of your hairline around the edge of your face and by your ears when taking your morning shower. This makes any wisps of hair that fall out of the do look clean. Plus, when the front of your hair is damp styling may be easier. Pinterest is a great place to get up-do ideas.

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