MOSCOW, February 15 – RIA Novosti. How often you need to wash your hair and how the season affects it, explained in an interview with Sputnik radio dermatovenerologist, trichologist Georgiy Abramov.
There are many different recommendations for shampooing. Many of them are hopelessly outdated, the doctor said. “In one book from 1959 there is a scientific recommendation to wash your hair once every three months. From the point of view of today, this is simply ridiculous. On the other hand, I have had patients who, if they do not wash their hair twice a day, then after half a day it is all dirty and fat, “- said Georgy Abramov.
There is only one conclusion from all this: the head can be washed as needed, the trichologist emphasized. It depends on the condition of the hair, which, in turn, depends on the person, and on the environment, and on the season.
“Naturally, the conditions in which we find ourselves are different in summer and winter. We look at our scalp, at oily, irritated, what kind of hair, and we understand that if we have the same schedule in the summer, in winter it changes a little,” – explained Georgy Abramov.
It is also important to choose the right care products for your hair. For example, if your hair is dry, you should use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. With oily hair, everything is somewhat more complicated, the doctor noted.
“People with oily hair often wash their hair with a shampoo for oily hair. The trap is that these products strongly degrease the skin and thereby stimulate the sebaceous gland to produce more sebaceous secretion. Therefore, you need to choose a neutral shampoo. The pH level of the skin in different places at different times – 5.5–6, so shampoos need to be selected in this range, “advised Georgy Abramov in an interview with Sputnik radio.