The answer to this question will vary a lot from person to person. Variables like your hairstyle, your hair type (and in particular whether it tends towards the dry or the oily end of the spectrum), your daily activities, and your local climate all play a role. 

So there is no right or wrong answer, but I do believe it is helpful to establish a routine that suits your style, lifestyle and hair type. That way you’ll feel your best and have a healthy head of hair. After all, you know how it goes. Your fabulous outfit feels off when your hair isn’t right. 

I shampoo and condition my hair every morning. I may have dry facial skin, but I do have fine, oily hair that looks and feels best on the day it has been washed. And since my hairstyle is a prominent part of my look, it is important to me that bad hair days are kept to a minimum. 

Surprisingly, the high washing frequency has had a positive effect on the health of my hair. I have my hairstylist Teresa to thank for suggesting the right Redken shampoo and conditioner. I don’t have a dry scalp, nor has my hair been stripped of its natural oils. It feels clean and soft, and looks shiny. A big improvement over its condition when I was using the wrong products.

I have my hair trimmed every six weeks, which takes care of dry ends and prevents it from looking limp. 

Luckily, my short hair is easy and fast to style so I don’t feel like it’s an annoying hassle to deal with wet hair every day. Washing and styling long hair, on the other hand, is a much more laborious task. I was much less inclined to wash my hair daily when I wore it longer.

Over to you. How frequently do you wash your hair? Are you happy with your routine?