Let’s admit it: Hitting the snooze button for a few refreshing nine-minute intervals is totally tempting. Can you get away with skipping the whole washing-and-styling-your-hair routine and use your precious a.m. minutes more wisely, like, say, to catching up on your nightly eight hours of sleep? There are many reasons to stay in bed, but it turns out, skipping shampoo can potentially help eliminate frizz, static and Sahara-dry locks. Plus, did you know that the more you wash your hair, the more oil your scalp will produce? Here, the scoop on exactly how often you should be sudsing your strands.
Thick Versus Fine Hair
Those with finer hair tend to showcase oil more dramatically, and the lighter your hair, the more obvious it is. If you have fine hair, you can go two days in between shampoos, three at the most. A fortifying shampoo and conditioner combo like DCL Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner treats all hair types while protecting from future damage with Ceramide-2. The products feature a nourishing lipid complex that penetrates and reinforces the hair shaft to restore shine and vitality. Those with more temperamental scalps will benefit from DCL SA Scalp Therapy, which incorporates salicylic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells to relieve the itching and flaking due to dandruff, psoriasis of the scalp and seborrheic dermatitis.
Dry Versus Oily Hair
Even if your hair is oily, you still don’t need to wash daily. You can train your locks to need less washing. Start by washing your hair every other day, progressing to every third day. You can alternate a conditioning shampoo with your regular one for more hydration. Use DCL Zoma Shampoo, which is medicated to soothe the scalp and prevent itching, flaking and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, thanks to a concentrated dose of Zinc Pyrithione.
Sleep It Off
When you hit the sheets, sleep with your hair tied in silk scarf, or in a loose bun bound by a fabric-covered scrunchie in a top knot. Also, invest in a large shower cap with an elastic band that holds tightly to the head to ensure no traces of water mess up your hair game.
When you wash your hair, avoid water that’s too hot: It can dry out the skin and scalp and therefore cause it to produce more oil. When applying conditioner, put it on from the mid-shaft down. Or if volume is the goal, condition your ends before shampooing for super-clean roots for lift, while maintaining hair’s shine.