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Are You Shampooing Your Hair Too Often?



Haircare involves lots of details.

The type of brush you use, how you blow-dry your hair, and what the cleansing routine looks like, can all make a difference to your hair quality.

How often should we shampoo our hair? A blanket answer is impossible, unfortunately. However, it is true that you are putting strain on your hair and scalp if you wash your hair more than what your hair type requires.


History of hair hygiene

Even in the 1800s, women preferred not to cleanse their hair. Slowly but surely, however, it became common to wet your hair with a towel to remove sweat. Although this was a significant step forward, hair treatment back then was still far from perfect.

People believed that hair lice and dirt were the primary causes of headaches. Numerous guides for mature women and young girls stated it quite clearly: let the air run through ladies’ hair. Hairbrushes made from different materials are recommended for this purpose.

The Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb’s widespread teeth allow your hair to be gently combed and leave your hair with a knot-free finish.


Iles Formula Conditioner Distribution Comb

It would be wrong to assume that people living two centuries ago had pungent oily hair all the time. Back then, special cosmetic products were created to remove odors and make hair softer. Needless to say, it is harder for us modern people to know what cosmetics back then looked like.

It was risky to cleanse thick and dense hair with soap at that time. Hairlines were made coarse and easy to break by lye substances. Technology did not allow people back then to have better tools.

How often should you wash your hair?

Your hair washing frequency should match your hairstyle and hair type.

Short hairstyles require more care when styling. The hairstyle usually calls for the hair to be washed every day to ensure perfection. Although the myth that washing your hair daily is harmful persists valiantly, it does not have to be a problem if you exercise haircare properly. For daily hair washing, it’s best not to use shampoos that are too harsh on hair. Strive to find a shampoo that has a PH 4.00 to 5.00

Sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free, the Iles Formula Shampoo provides gentle cleansing propensities to the hair with nourishment from Japanese silk. The shampoo is extremely nurturing and has the power to transform hair that is brittle to softened  state from the first use.


Iles Formula Shampoo Haute Performance

If you have longer hair, delay washing your hair for a few days. Even though the roots might be oily quickly, most of your hair will look normal. Hard water and residues from hair care products can cause hair to look weighted and staggering. After washing your hair, rinse your hair well until it is clean and free of all suds.

Except for the length of hair, your hair texture also affects how frequently you ought to be washing your hair.

  • For oily hair, it does not hurt to wash your hair every other day to be free of sebum.
  • For dry hair, it is recommended to shampoo it approximately once or twice a week.
  • For excessively fine hair or very straight hair, daily shampooing could be your choice.
  • Curly hair requires slightly different care. Compared to straight hair, sebum is less likely to be absorbed by curls. In this case, a weekly hair wash would suffice.

With different hair washing frequencies, it is crucial to use hair care products that are both gentle and effective in cleansing.

We have already introduced the power of our Shampoo in the previous paragraph, our Conditioner would help you detangle your hair without excessive washing.


Iles Formula Conditioner Haute Performance

Hair tip: If you sometimes feel that your hair looks tired, and you want to extend your shampooing time a good idea is to tie it back. Our Twilly Hair tie has incorporated the classic elegance of silk and the sophisticated touch of French design to decorate your hair in a perfect manner.


Iles Formula Twilly Hair

Unwashed hair looks great in a topknot or chignon. The hair is more flexible and holds its shape better. You can braid your hair overnight and then style it in the morning with light waves. For perfect hold, use bobby pins to secure the ends of your hair.

Our Iles Formula Finishing Serum is blessed with hand-picked ingredients and enriched with nut oils and vitamins, leaving your hair a silky finish without adding extra weight to your hair.


Iles Formula Finishing Serum

How often do you wash your hair? Do not forget to tag us with @ilesformula_hair and #ilesformula to share your personal haircare tips!

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