How Often Should You Wash Your Hair, Really?
Eight questions to ask yourself before you shampoo
"Individuals with oily hair and dandruff benefit from more frequent shampooing, which removes oil [and] dead skin flakes," says Fusco. She recommends looking for shampoos with zinc pyrithione, one of the strongest dandruff-fighting ingredients on the market. Try: Neutrogena T/Gel Daily Control 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo Plus Conditioner, $6.99.
"For those who already have scalp issues, such as dandruff, daily shampooing is essential," agrees Kingsley. "These dead skin cells need to be removed daily." Hair loss is also a risk of untreated dandruff, she says. "A flaky scalp is proven to cause and/or worsen hair shedding."
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