Every day, twice a week, less…? An expert tells us the ideal frequency to wash your hair to make it look as beautiful as possible.
Whether curly, straight, or curly, the hair must be perfectly groomed to shine and breathe health. The washing is essential because it helps rid the scalp of sebum and other impurities. Washing your hair well means thinking about both the needs of the roots and those of the ends. “The shampoo is designed for the scalp and the nourishing treatment for the lengths,” explains Sébastien Maurizio, Dessange color trainer.
No hard rule
If, for the expert, “the ideal frequency is 2 to 3 shampoos per week”, that is to say, every 2 or 3 days, there is no absolute rule. The number of washes per week varies depending on the material of the hair: “The curly hair and dry can make a shampoo a week without being fat, while oily scalps will dirty more easily.”
Contrary to popular belief, “there are no contraindications to washing your hair every day,” explains the professional, “it all depends on the products you use.”
Choosing the right products
To find your ideal hair routine, Sebastien Maurizio recommends “targeting the needs of both the roots and the ends.” When choosing your shampoo, ask yourself what the nature of your scalp is. Does he regain quickly? Head for a gentle cleansing treatment that can be formulated with clay. Is it relatively dry? Use a nourishing shampoo.
“If the treatment used is too abrasive, it can irritate and damage the scalp, warns the professional; conversely, using a shampoo that is too nutritious on roots that are not dry can quickly grease it and weigh it. Down.”
Whatever your type of hair, the specialist advises avoiding products containing silicones and “any other substance that is not natural, because they suffocate the hair fiber from the inside.”
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How to take care of your scalp?
It’s itchy; it’s tight, it’s greasy
The scalp is a very fragile area. Abused by pollution, coloring products, the heat of the hairdryer, aggressive brushstrokes, over-detergent shampoos, heavy styling products, poorly rinsed products, perspiration, it suffocates and can become sensitive. The use of unsuitable products can even cause dandruff and severe dryness.
Take care of your scalp like you take care of your skin, first, by choosing a shampoo suited to your needs. It must be chosen according to the scalp rather than the hair. Indeed, no need to use a shampoo for oily scalps if yours is not. A scalp that greases three days after shampooing is regular. Likewise, avoid excessively stripping formulas, which alter the hydrolipidic film of the scalp. I prefer a mild shampoo, which can be used every day if desired. One of them is Nodé Non-detergent Fluid Shampoo by Bioderma, a gentle formula suitable for all hair types and can be used in conjunction with treating shampoos. If you have dandruff, itching, imperatively adopt a product corresponding to your problem.
The actions to adopt
When shampooing, avoid too hot water, and do not rub the scalp, but massage it gently with your fingertips as if to peel it off. If you are a fan of masks and conditioners, remember that they apply only to the lengths and ends, never to the scalp. After washing, rinse the hair thoroughly. The rinsing time should be longer than the washing time. Pre-dry the hair as much as possible with a towel, then use a hairdryer, the temperature of which should not be excessive. Hold it 20 cm from the hair to avoid overheating. Finally, I prefer pneumatic brushes, which are softer to detangle the hair without hurting the scalp and always work from the tips to the roots.
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