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How Often Should You Shampoo?

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

Did you know that your natural hair type can determine how often you should be cleaning your hair for a healthy, all-natural journey?

Group of women; natural hair types

Natural hair comes in a variety of textures and types, each with its unique set of needs and requirements. As we embrace our natural hair, it becomes essential to understand how often we should wash our hair to maintain its health and vitality. Unlike other hair types, natural hair tends to be drier and more prone to breakage, making it crucial to find the right balance between cleansing and moisture retention. By taking into account the specific needs of each hair type, we can establish a washing routine that promotes optimal hair health and allows our natural curls, coils, and waves to thrive.



Coily

The shape of Coily hair (tight zig zag curl pattern) makes it difficult for natural oils to travel down the strand of hair. This causes dryness, especially on the ends. You can stretch your wash routine a little longer, but you don’t want to go for too long unless you’re wearing a protective style.



shampooing coily hair


"Shampooing natural hair is like a delicate dance, where the rhythm is set by your hair type's unique needs."


Curly

One or two co-washes per week to get rid of dirt, product & excess sebum will do. You don’t want clogged pores, but you still don’t want to lose your hair’s natural oils. We created a light, curl cleansing cream that brings back the vibrancy in your curls after a wash.

listen to your hair and treat it with care!

Shampooing curly hair based on your hair type


Braids

Hey braid babes. I wasn’t going to leave you behind! You may be wondering what if you’re wearing protective styles? Should you shampoo?

Well, I say that depends on how your scalp is and how long you keep the style in for. So I'd say do it if you sweat a lot and also if you workout a lot. Once or twice a month will suffice because most protective styles requires minimal effort to maintain sometimes none at all.



washing tips for protective styles



Wavy

Clarifying shampoo is recommended for this hair type: If you notice your may be drying out then ease up on your washes or use a moisturizing shampoo. Make sure to check the ingredients in your cleansers if you find your hair losing moisture.



washing tips for curly hair


Understanding how often to wash natural hair based on the specific needs of each hair type is key to maintaining healthy and vibrant curls. By taking into account factors such as hair texture, porosity, and moisture levels, we can establish a personalized washing routine that caters to our hair's unique requirements. Whether it's a weekly wash for low porosity hair or a more frequent schedule for high porosity hair, finding the right balance between cleansing and moisture retention is essential. By providing the appropriate care, our natural hair can thrive, showcasing its beauty and allowing us to embrace and celebrate our unique curls, coils, and waves.


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