How Often Should I Wash My Hair? An Expert Spills the Definitive Answer

Alina Gonzalez
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There's been a lot of discussions lately about how often you should shower (and at what temperature), and now we're turning the focus to the topic of your hair. How often you currently shampoo your strands probably depends on your hair type and lifestyle (i.e., how often you work out); but do you know how often you should wash your hair? It turns out there's a right and a wrong answer, and the frequency with which you shampoo can majorly affect the quality and health of your hair.

So to answer your question "How often should I wash my hair?" we reached out to Justin Anderson, creative director of salon and haircare line dpHue and celebrity stylist at The Chris McMillan Salon (where stars like Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts are regulars). Keep reading for the definitive answer.

This story was originally published on February 9, 2015, and has been updated.

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