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Leading Stylist Explains How Often We Should Really Be Washing Our Hair

Leading Stylist Explains How Often We Should Really Be Washing Our Hair

Some of us would reel at the thought of leaving our hair unwashed for days at a time, but according to a leading hairdresser, we should be doing exactly that.

Julien Farel, founder of the Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa in New York, insists the key to good hair is avoiding the temptation to shampoo everyday.

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"If you shampoo every day, it will strip your scalp of all its natural oils and can lead to dry, brittle hair," the stylist told GQ.


Instead, Farel believes we should be washing our hair two to three times a week, especially for those with dry or curly hair.

While Farel's hair tip is only anecdotal (he's noticed his clients have far less greasy hair the less they shampoo), and there is no scientific research behind the theory, it's one that's widely accepted in the haircare industry.

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Credit: Unsplash/ Dan Gold
Credit: Unsplash/ Dan Gold

This is because shampooing rids the scalp of the natural sebum it produces, which functions to keep the scalp hydrated.

If you get to day two and are struggling with the temptation to wash, just top up with some dry shampoo.

Credit: U/nsplash/ Bobby Rodriugez
Credit: U/nsplash/ Bobby Rodriugez

However, there's an exception to the rule. "Only those with an oily scalp should wash every day," Farel notes. So if you find yourself to be a naturally greasy-haired person, maybe stick to the daily washes.

One thing you can use everyday, despite not shampooing, is conditioner which will replenish the nutrients in the hair without ridding it of its natural oils.

Happy washing!

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Unsplashed/ Element 5

Topics: Beauty, Hair

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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