We all know that one classmate in our inner circles that has this amazing locks that seem too good to be true. The amazing hair that makes heads turn and ladies envy the owner or even ask God ‘why me?’
This is the lady that gets up early to blow-dry her hair and applies regular leave-in treatments. She wet combs rather than tears through her locks.
We are not this lady – unfortunately due to our lifestyle. In fact, we hate her for having such good locks on her head while we languish in chaos that is our campus life and the mess that is our hair.
The secret is, we don’t need to be this lady and spend all our lives taking care of our hair while classwork await us. We don’t need to forego our classwork, girlfriend roles and other college-related responsibilities in the pretext of taking care of our hair.
At The Campus Lady Magazine, we value you and that is why we are sharing with you this one hair care commandment. You can rest assured that experts from around the world are in agreement with this hair care commandment.
How many times do you wash your locks?
Every day? Once a week? Once a month? Well, they say cutting back is a good thing. In the same breath, washing your hair every day is a mistake, no matter how much you might crave clean-feeling locks.
According to experts, your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses. Therefore, when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away. This creates a vicious cycle of over-production of oils and a need to shampoo very often. Ideally, to keep your hair healthy, you only need to wash two to three times a week, max!
If you have colored hair, washing it daily will make it lose its sheen quickly. With a good quality shampoo to boot, you might need to wash your hair just twice in a week and your locks will look as good as new every day.
Apart from the quality of your shampoo, your hair type and lifestyle also determine the number of times you will wash your hair in a week.
With regards to your hair type, you need to get a good hairdresser. One who will advice you on the number of times to wash your hair depending on how active your scalp is in producing oils.
Lifestyle choices like going to the gym may also affect how often you shampoo your tresses. Imagine not washing your hair after a workout! You will not even want to sleep next to yourself for sure. But even here, there are ways of cutting back. For instance, you could try simply rinsing your hair rather than adding in shampoo. By rinsing it, you will wash out the sweat and will smell as fresh as new! A water-only rinse will remove salt and sweat without stripping hair oils.
Now ladies! Go ahead and take care of your locks!!