Chances are you shower at least once a day.
But one expert warns of a common mistake, because showering can harm your hair.
Sam Sinkeel, CEO of Este Medical Group, a skin and hair specialist, says washing your hair regularly can damage it and lead to breakage and hair loss. I am warning you.
Hair experts also warned against using water that is too hot, as it can dry out the scalp and weaken the roots.
This makes the strands more brittle and porous, which can lead to damage and loss, he said.
He explained that the “sweet spot” for most people is washing their hair at most once or twice a week.
“The importance of grooming and being ‘clean’ is instilled in us from an early age, but there is such a thing as overdoing it.
“Washing your hair too often can cause a variety of problems, from tangling, split ends and breakage to dry and itchy scalp, especially if you use harsh shampoos.
“Our hair produces a natural oil called sebum to prevent moisture loss, but frequent shampooing strips away the sebum, making it more susceptible to damage.
‘Washing frequency depends on your hair type, but generally speaking, it’s best to wash your hair once or twice a week in lukewarm water rather than hot water.’
He added that if your hair feels overly sticky, you may want to wash it more often, but the key is to find the right balance for yourself.
He added that using harsh chemicals to wash your hair too often can damage both your hair and scalp.
People with fine hair tend to have more sebaceous glands, which can cause stickiness, so Sam recommends people with fine hair wash twice a week, or three times if absolutely necessary.
On the other hand, those with thicker strands might be better off sticking to once or twice a week, he said.