How often does your natural hair need washing? Generally, the following factors contribute to the decision.
- Hair porosity
- The styles you like to wear
- The length of your hair (shorter hair is easier to wash more frequently)
- The density and texture of your hair
- The amount of oil produced from your scalp
- The amount of hair products that you use
- The way that your hair reacts to the products (people who use lots of styling products need to wash hair more frequently than someone who uses hair styling products minimally.)
- No matter what you do or put on it, your hair doesn’t seem to get moisturized.
- In the above case, you may have product buildup. Over time, a barrier will be created. Thus your hair cannot receive the moisture you are attempting to put into it. Try washing hair with a clarifying shampoo.
- Difficulty managing and manipulating your hair. (Try using water to help in the elasticity department.)
- Weighed down hair
- Your curl definition is lack luster
- Tangles in your hair are getting out of control
- If your hair tangles more and more as time goes by without washing it, you have to wash it at least once a week.
- Completely immerse hair with water and wash it to increase its moisture, helping decrease tangles.
- All curly hair types desperately need moisture and lots of it. You may consider washing your hair more frequently if you are experiencing lots of problems with managing your curls.