How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Does anyone else plan their social life around their hair-washing schedule?

The most common conversation at Scott Miller is about how often you should be washing your hair. How often you shampoo your hair probably depends on your hair type and lifestyle. I spent a year as a platinum blonde and I would go up to 2 weeks without washing (don’t judge.) Now, my roots are virgin hair and I produce oil by the next day. With the help of dry shampoo, I don’t feel like I “need” to wash my hair every day.

If you’re a daily shampooer, this is your reality check. So to answer this burning question, we reached out to Alex Miller at Scott Miller. “On average, someone should try to go at least every other day. It helps the scalp rebalance and also is less drying for the hair. Depending on the thickness and texture of the hair, some people should and can go longer,” she says. “Dry shampoo is a must-have. It helps dry cleanse the hair but also absorbs any oils.”

There is a simple solution for going longer in between washes and that is using the right products. Keep scrolling to learn more and to find the best products to prolong your washes.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, $44.00
“I love Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo for extending my style because of the celery seed extract that prevents you from producing oil. It’s amazing because it inhibits oil production and it’s not just a white powder.” — Jess

Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray, $42.00
“This product is amazing. It’s so effortless to apply, it rejuvenates your style and adds perfect freshness for second day hair.” — Alex​

Oribe Magnificent Volume Shampoo, $42.00

Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, $52.00
“For combination scalp, oily in some places and drier in others, it’s good to wash 2-3x a week. Oribe Magnificent Volume shampoo is sulfate free but packs a good lather and gives roots the life they need. Follow with Oribe Gold Lust conditioner on the ends for a smooth finish.” — Jason​

Oribe Free Styler, $42.00
“As your hair becomes more lived in you can rock it out and style it. Don’t always think you have to use dry shampoo and wear it down, you can do a sleek pony tail with Oribe Free Styler. This product is amazing because it breaks up and will be soft the next day. You can just keep going with different looks and make it evolve until the next wash.” — Lola​

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