When talking about taking care of your scalp and hair to be healthy, besides choosing quality products that are suitable for your scalp. Did you know that the frequency of washing your hair also affects the health of your scalp? Especially in Thailand with hot and humid weather, washing your hair every day seems normal but, the fact is when we wash our hair often, the scalp will produce more oil than usual.
Why shouldn’t we wash our hair too often?
Because our skin has glands that produce natural oils called “Sebum” (Sebum). If we wash our hair every day or several times a day, this oil will be lost. When the scalp is dry or the hair is damaged and dry, the body produces more sebum to maintain the skin’s moisture, thus ultimately causing oily hair problems.
How often should I wash my hair?
It is recommended to wash your hair every other day or 2-3 times a week, depending on the condition of your scalp. If you have less oily hair may wash 1-2 times a week, but anyone with very oily hair should wash more often. I have an easy tip for you. If you want to wash your hair every day because you feel that your hair is starting to be oily, then I recommend washing your hair with plain water which is a pretty good solution because you will be using shampoo 2-3 times a week already, so the rest of the days you can just wash with water. In addition to reducing the oiliness of the hair, it also helps to maintain the balance of the scalp from being too dry.
Besides washing your hair, using a scalp nourishing serum every day is another way to help keep our scalp healthy. Kemist Botanical-derived Scalp Serum contains 2 active ingredients from red clover flower extract that inhibits enzymes 5-α-reductase which is one of the causes of the production of hormones DHT that causes hair loss and thinning hair, also there’s Zinc PCA from France that helps reduce oiliness on the scalp as well.