“Hair training”: what is the value of this TikTok trend which consists of almost no longer washing your hair?

“Hair training”: what is the value of this TikTok trend which consists of almost no longer washing your hair?

On Tiktok, videos extolling the benefits of “Hair Training” are a hit. This practice consists of spacing out shampoos widely. A trend that is really beneficial for your hair?

After low-poo and no-poo, it’s time for Hair training. This trendy practice on Tiktok consists of letting the hair self-clean in order to make it healthier. But is it really effective? Answer.

What is hair training?

Due to repeated, abrasive shampooing, or other external aggressions, the hair and scalp can become greasy. Result: we use one shampoo after another and the hair becomes oily even faster.

The solution to overcome this vicious circle? Adopt “hair training”, more commonly known as “sebum treatment”.

Concretely, this method – favored by many TikTokers – consists of drastically spacing out shampoos, to let the hair and scalp breathe (after evacuating the sebum, the hair would in fact manage to “self-clean” naturally).

It was Haylee J, better known as @_theredhead, who popularized this trend on TikTok. The young woman explains that she started by washing her hair every 4 to 5 days. Then, it moved to every two weeks and finally ended with every month.

@_theredhead Reply to @kerrymcgirr1 im working on a guidebook for hair training RIGHT NOW for u guys 🖤 #hairtok #hairtraining #CloseYourRings ♬ original sound – Haylee J

Another Internet user, @cherries_87, also explains the benefits of this practice in a video; she who only washes her hair… every 36 days.

Come with me to wash my hair for the tenth time this year“, she proclaims in a tutorial shared on TikTok.

@cherries_87 OH MY GODDDD!!!! 😳😳 #mumsoftikt #THINKTINK ♬ original sound – Tink

A method that has some limitations

Although, on paper, “hair training” seems to have only advantages, washing your hair once a month or less is not ideal: residue can accumulate on the scalp and weaken it.

The right time to preserve the health of your hair? Wash it 1 to 2 times maximum per week.