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by: Better Not Younger
June 28, 2021
It’s not uncommon for people to make a connection between washing their hair and losing their hair. After all, most of us have witnessed the clumps gathered in the shower drain after shampooing. But it’s not exactly the same thing. Remember, it’s perfectly normal to lose anywhere between 50 to 100 hairs a day—so it’s only natural to see some of this loss when you suds up.
In fact, when you don’t wash your hair enough, you allow oils and dirt to build up on your scalp and clog your pores, paving the way for actual hair loss. That’s why finding the perfect frequency for your shampooing schedule is the key to caring for your scalp and avoiding hair loss.
Factors like activity level, texture, age and hair type all determine how often we should be washing our hair. Also keep in mind that once you master your perfect shampooing frequency, you likely won’t experience much hair loss beyond regular shedding when you wash your hair. Using a non-comedogenic dry shampoo on off days supports scalp health and hydration.
Sebum oil produced by our sebaceous glands are what coat and protect our hair strands as they emerge from our scalps. In normal quantities, it helps provide moisture, strength and elasticity and prevents hair breakage.
Yet, if we go without washing our hair for too long, we can experience scalp buildup. Along with sebum, dead skin cells, pollutants, dirt and product residue can clog your pores. You don’t want dirty hair leading to hair loss if you can prevent it.
Clogged pores can interfere with your follicle health and your hair’s ability to grow. Once your pores become clogged with sebum, dirt and impurities, that leaves little room for your strands. When they emerge, they'll grow weaker, finer and less healthy.
Over time these pollutants, dirt and debris accumulation can lead to a scalp disorder called folliculitis. This condition is characterized by follicular inflammation across your scalp, usually due to a fungal or bacterial infection.
It first appears around your hair follicles as white-headed pimples or small red bumps and can give you a mild to extreme itchy scalp. It may even spread and become crusty sores that don’t heal. If your scalp becomes severely infected, folliculitis can lead to scarring and permanent hair loss.
There's a fine line between washing your hair too little and washing it too often. Experts usually recommend washing your hair two to three times a week; however, your washing frequency will depend on:
To minimize hair loss and keep your scalp in optimal condition on the days you don’t wash, consider adding a non-comedogenic dry shampoo to your morning beauty routine. Dry shampoo benefits include:
Wash Your Hair Less Often with Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
Scalp and hair health is about finding the perfect balance between over-washing and under-washing. Bridge the gap between shampoos with Better Not Younger’s Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo.
Our mild, talc-free, non-comedogenic powder is perfectly formulated to hydrate and soothe your scalp while refreshing your hair’s appearance, allowing you to go longer between washes. Experience beneficial ingredients including:
Maintaining scalp health between hair washes is crucial to avoiding conditions that can lead to hair loss. Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo is a non-comedogenic, vegan, sulfate-, paraben- and cruelty-free solution that fortifies, volumizes and nourishes your hair each time you use it.