How often should I wash my hair? Although washing your hair is a key part of both personal hygiene and beauty care, opinions are divided. Doda washes her hair every two weeks, which stuns some of her fans and trichologists.
Although Doda is on the verge of forty, her appearance is still youthful, which she owes to a healthy lifestyle and careful care. However, her approach to hair care caused controversy among specialists. Dorota Rabczewska, as the singer’s full name, is a figure who has fascinated the Polish public for years and constantly attracts the attention of both the media and fans.
Doda washes her hair once a week or less
In the context of taking care of herself, Doda surprised her followers with a detail. Under one of her posts on Instagram, she confessed that the intervals between washing her hair are much longer than the average person – up to two weeks. This confession shocked not only her fans, but also a trichologist who criticized this practice. Despite this, the singer proved that even after twelve days her hairstyle still looked fresh and aesthetically pleasing.
Have you already washed your hair? fans asked. – What have you sprinkled on me that they stick for 12 days already? replied the star, turning to her hairdresser.
In 2019, Doda was a guest in the online show “A million questions” hosted by Onet. Among the various issues raised by the host of the program, Karol Kosiorowski, there was also a question about the frequency of washing hair. Doda then confessed that she does it once a week, and sometimes even less often – every two weeks.
Doda didn’t wash her hair for 2 weeks. The expert warns
Doda’s habits were commented on by trichologist Justyna Grzelak. The expert posted a video on her Instagram in which she definitely spoke about washing her hair.
A specialist in the field of trichology recommends an individual approach to the frequency of hair and scalp washing. For those who prefer daily washing, she recommends cosmetics designed specifically for frequent use. In addition, there is a group of people who intentionally allow their hair to become greasy, believing that this can regulate the secretion of sebum from the scalp. In this case, not washing for two days can help to inhibit the overproduction of fat.
– The profession of an actress/singer is associated with frequent changes of hairstyles with the use of many styling agents based on conditioning substances that can build up on the hair and skin. In big cities, we deal with a lot of dirt, dust, exhaust fumes – it all sticks to the skin, says the trichologist.
However, according to the expert, waiting two weeks between washes is clearly too long and is not in line with the principles of healthy hair care.
– Each hair follicle has a sebaceous gland that produces sebum. There are also sweat glands on the skin. In the case of physically active people and in the summer season, we struggle with overproduction (thermoregulation). On the scalp, we have a microbiome that is lipid-dependent. The amount of sebum is conducive to the pathological proliferation of yeasts – adds Justyna Grzelak.
How often should I wash my hair?
The recommendation to avoid washing your hair every day applies to virtually all skin and hair types. Washing your hair too often can dry it out and force the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, creating an unfavorable cycle.
There are several key aspects that affect the optimal frequency of washing your hair.
The first is the condition of the scalp and hair. For people with normal oily hair and scalp, washing your head once or twice a week is recommended. People with an oily scalp may need to wash more often, especially if the hair starts to look stale after just a few days.
The next aspect is the characteristics of the hair. Their structure affects how effectively sebum is distributed along the hair. People with thick or curly hair may notice that sebum breaks down more slowly, so washing may be less frequent. For those with fine and straight hair, sebum spreads faster, which may require more frequent washing.
Last but not least is styling. If you often use different types of hair styling products, it is recommended to wash your hair less often to avoid overburdening and potential damage to your hair.