It’s not enough to have the right products in your hair care stash. Taking good care of your hair means that you need to use the right products at the right frequencies. If you don’t, you won’t get the results you’re hoping for. You can use some products daily, but others should only be used on an as-needed or infrequent basis. When trying to sort things through, it’s a good idea to learn which haircare products you can use every day and then go from there. In this article, we’ll help you with just that!
Shampoo is a hair cleansing product that many use every day. The debate as to whether you should use this product daily is ongoing, but there are shampoos on the market that you can use daily because of their gentle formulas.
When Not to Use Shampoo Every Day
If your hair is chronically oily and you feel you need to use shampoo every day, know that this may not be the case. The thing you need to understand about your scalp is that the more often (and the more vigorously) you wash your hair, the more oil your scalp will produce. Therefore, washing your hair every day to combat an oily scalp can be counterproductive. What’s more is shampoo can dry out your hair, promoting breakage.
When to Use Shampoo Every Day
On the other hand, there are situations where you’ll definitely want to wash your hair every day, and they include:
You swim in chlorinated water daily.
You sweat profusely in your head and you workout every day.
You have severe dandruff (contact a dermatologist for help treating this condition).
Know that these issues are not super common. So, while you can use shampoo every day, we don’t recommend it in most cases because of the reasons above.
Any time you shampoo your hair, follow it up with a conditioner. So, if you shampoo your hair every day, you should also use a conditioner every day. We advise against using rinse-out conditioners daily if you’re not doing a full wash on your strands at that same time frequency. The problem you could run into is product buildup.
Leave-in conditioner is designed to be used whenever you need it, and most people use it every day. The only situations where you might have an issue using leave-in conditioner daily include:
Using the wrong leave-in conditioner for your hair type.
Using way too much conditioner each time.
If you’re not doing these things, you shouldn’t have any issues.
Just be aware that each leave-in conditioner you come across has a unique formula. So, to get the best results from your daily leave-in conditioner treatment, you’ll need to be very careful which one you use.
An excellent overall pick is Daily Dose. It’s a water-based leave-in that envelops your strands in hydration, softens and smooths your hair cuticles, imparts a beautiful shine, and more. The formula features good ole H2O and some the best hair-loving ingredients you’ll find in any leave-in, including but not limited to:
So, there you have it - the three main haircare products you can use daily. We hope you found all the information you were looking for. We wish you the best with your hair!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.