How often should you wash your hair has always been a matter of debate in health care. Over the recent years, the “no shampoo” movement has reached a wider audience through social media, where people who do not shampoo for months claim that this makes hair much healthier and share their photos online, further fueling the debate.
There is no consensus among dermatologists on this topic – some recommend washing hair every day, while others claim that it should be enough to wash hair once a week.
WHAT DO WE ADVISE BASED ON SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE?
While people who sweat a lot, people with very thin and fragile hair, people living in a very humid climate, people with dandruff problem and oily scalp are advised to shampoo daily, people who have dry scalp should wash much less frequently.
If none of these applies to you and you have normal scalp, things like visibly oily hair, itching scalp, or flaking due to dirt signal that it is time to wash your hair.
Some studies show that washing hair every day kills the friendly bacteria on the scalp and so hair should not be washed too frequently.
WHY SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR HAIR AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANT?
After hair transplant surgery, you need to wash your hair so that you can remove the scabs from the scalp and allow the hair follicles to breathe. This will shorten the recovery time while reducing the risk of infection. Besides, it will clean the dried blood and crusts in hair transplant areas of the scalp.
While washing after hair transplant, you should gently shampoo your hair without causing any damage to the transplanted grafts. The water flow should not be too powerful. If you have bleeding in your scalp after you wash your hair, it means that you have removed some of the transplanted grafts from your scalp.
At this point, do not panic and be more careful and gentle during the next wash. If you see bleeding, we recommend that you call your hair transplant center for more information.
You should watch any bleeding on your scalp after you wash, because no bleeding is considered a good sign.
You can find more information about how you should wash your hair after surgery on the frequently asked questionssection.
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