For years, women have been told that keeping their hair free of product is the key to long healthy hair. But is that really true? What about when your hair gets dirty? Is it worthwhile to keep dirty hair in the name of growth? In this article, we’ll be unravelling the mystery of dirty hair=long hair.
What Does Science Have To Say About Dirty Hair and Hair Growth?
According to Angela Lamb,M.D, hair traps moisture,meaning that built-up bacteria on unwashed scalps can start to pick up a mildewy or sour smell after several days of the week, especially if exercise is involved.
Prolonged periods of not washing hair can cause buildup on the scalp, damaging hair and even impeding its ability to grow. An itchy or scaly scalp could occur, eventually leading you to scratch and damage your hair further.
How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
Many naturals have realised the damage over-washing does to their hair, however some have swung to the other extreme- not washing their hair completely.