Lay Off The Shampoo
You're probably washing your hair too much.
Why is this a no-no?
The first ingredient in shampoo is usually ammonium sulfate, which is also used in floor cleaner. By shampooing your hair every day, you’re stripping it of its natural oils, called sebum, causing your hair to be dry and brittle, even drying out your scalp and causing dandruff.
We were taught to think that we’re dirty if we don’t shampoo, but it was all a lie. Before shampoo became a household product everyone bought in the 1970s, you used to have to go to a salon to get shampooed.
Paradoxically, the more you dry out your hair by washing it, the more oils your body produces as a way to compensate.
The vast majority of humans should wash their hair 2-3 times per week.
Now, what happens when you go from shampooing every day to 2 times a week?
Your hair may initially feel greasy, but within a month your body will respond by naturally producing less sebum, because your scalp and hair are no longer getting dried out every day. After this adjustment period, you’ll find your hair is actually less greasy on a day-to-day basis than when you shampooed every day.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hop in the shower and rinse your hair on “off days.” This allows you to get rid of excess oil, hair product, dirt, and dead skin, while keeping your natural oils and hair looking good.
The only people that should be shampooing everyday are people with super oily hair (read: pubescent teenagers).