When it comes to hair care, we all wish we could wake up with that “just stepped out of the salon” look everyday. Unfortunately for most of us, a day or two later our hair begins to feel oily and we’re forced to wash it. While there are obviously benefits to washing your hair, washing too often can cause scalp dryness and more breakage since hair is most fragile when it’s wet, as well as an increased production of natural oils called sebum from the scalp.
To combat the overproduction of sebum, we recommend oil training your scalp by slowly decreasing the frequency of hair washes.
Things to consider:
The level of sebum produced by the scalp differs per person based on factors like hormones, hair type, environment, diet, and more. When done correctly, oil training your scalp can have many benefits like less time spent washing, less heat damage, less oil production and less breakage. However, if the scalp is not cleansed often enough, it can cause bacteria growth and hair loss due to clogged follicles. Oil training your scalp is definitely a fine balance and should be done slowly over time!