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How often should you wash your hair?

How often should you wash your hair?

Your hair needs are as unique as you and it requires special care and attention to keep it looking and feeling its best. Washing your hair is necessary to remove impurities and excess sebum and keep the scalp’s microbiome balanced. But, with different advice available it’s difficult to know how often you should wash your hair and what type of hair products you should be using. The answer to your hair care questions is here, but first, let’s see why it’s important to not over wash your hair.

Why it’s bad to wash your hair too often

Just as with your skin, excess sebum along with impurities can build up on the scalp. And, while it’s important to remove these, washing your hair in excess can upset your scalp’s microbiome balance.

If you haven’t heard of it before, a microbiome is a community of microorganisms that exist on areas of the body including your scalp and that work together to keep your scalp healthy. A change in the microbiome balance can result in bacteria taking over and your scalp becoming inflamed. 

So, to keep maintain a healthy scalp and hair, let’s find out how often you should wash your hair:

Hair care for dry or damaged hair

The advice is that people with dry hair should wash their hair a maximum of two times a week. Any more than this and the hair could become damaged. To keep your dry hair in tip-top condition we recommend using Vichy Dercos Kera Solutions Resurfacing Shampoo. Enriched with 2% Pro Keratin Complex, Vichy Dercos Kera Solutions Resurfacing Shampoo works to nourish dry or damaged hair.

Hair care for oily and greasy hair

An overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands in the scalp is the cause of oily hair. People with oily or greasy hair need to wash their hair more often than those with dry hair - maybe every other day for some. To fully cleanse your oily hair, use Vichy Dercos Oil Control Shampoo. Formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Water and enriched with a UV filter , Vichy Dercos Oil Control Shampoo thoroughly cleanses your hair and gets to grip withexcess oil levels.


Hair care for mature hair

One of the effects of ageing is that your hair can become thin, and some people can experience increased hair fall. To reduce the appearance of increased hair fall and hair thinning, use Vichy Dercos Energising Shampoo that’s enriched with key actives Vichy’s patented molecule Aminexil, in combination with Vitamins B3, B6 and Provitamin B5.

Gently massageVichy Dercos Technique into wet hair and rinse thoroughly - use as often as required.

Hair care for curly hair

Curly hair doesn’t tend to be oily and that’s due to the shape of the curl. Oil that’s realised by the sebaceous glands in the scalp, travels down your hair strands during the day. With curly hair the oil travels more slowly than it does with other hair types. But this means it can build up on the scalp, so it’s advisable to wash your curly every 2-3 days, or more if you can get away with it. To keep your curly hair looking and feeling luscious use Vichy Dercos Oil Control Shampoo.

Don’t forget to complete your hair care regime with Vichy Dercos Kera Solutions Restoring 2 Minute Conditioning Mask.

Vichy’s Dercos hair care range

Vichy’s Dercos expert hair care products are available in two ranges: Vichy Dercos Technique and Vichy Dercos Nutrients, with a mission to target scalp concerns for visible results.

Vichy’s Dercos Nutrients range is formulated for those with increasing awareness of scalp concerns however do not struggle from severe scalp concerns. Using natural origin, nourishing  ingredients, Vichy Dercos Nutrients hair care range protects your hair from everyday aggressors like pollution and pollen .

While Vichy’s Dercos Technique range is targeted at people with specific scalp and hair concerns including dandruff, dry or damaged hair and increased hair fall and thinning.

Enjoy a healthy scalp and hair every day with Vichy Dercos Technique. Discover the full Dercos range.

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