Most people love when their hair looks shiny, healthy, and clean, and you would think that you could attain this look by washing your hair as often as possible. However, if your hair isn't looking the way you want, you should watch out for some signs you're washing your hair too much. Washing too frequently can actually be bad for your hair, and cutting down on those shampoos can end up being really helpful for your locks.
"Over-washing your hair can lead to dreaded dryness and brittleness, to the point that no matter what products you put into it, it is not going to style properly," says Carolyn Aronson, Hair Stylist and CEO of It’s a 10 Haircare, over email. "True healthy hair is hair that will look good no matter how you choose to style or wear it that day."
There isn't an exact number of times you should wash your hair a week — it depends on your hair texture, your natural oil production, etc. — but paying attention to the little signs your hair is giving you can help you come up with the best washing schedule. If you think it might be time to give your hair a break from all that lathering, pay attention to these seven signs you're actually washing your hair too much.