Yep, This Is Actually How Often You Should Be Washing Your Hair

by Kelsey Castañon / Thursday, 24 January 2019
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Most men do it every day. Selena Gomez does it twice a week. Kim Kardashian goes five full days without it. (And we don’t even want to know Sophie Turner’s number.) How often you wash your hair, it seems, boils down to personal preference. Right?

Not so fast. The answer to that question is murky but can be summed up in four words: for the most part — but there are a few factors to keep in mind. First, there’s the issue of stripping your scalp of its natural oils when you overwash. “Then, you must consider your hair type, texture, scalp condition, damage, and the style you wear,” said Kevin Mancuso, hairstylist and global creative director for Nexxus. Oh, and don’t forget your environment. (“If you live in a polluted city, you’re going to want to wash your hair more frequently than you probably do.”)

So, how often should you “do” it? We asked a handful of pros for their opinion, so you can consider the search, well, done.

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