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Rising star Shailene Woodley is becoming known for her low-key style, was interviewed about her beauty habits and surprised readers with her shampoo confession, she was quoted by Parade as saying, “I basically have horse hair. It’s so low-maintenance. The less I put in it, the better. When it was long, I used shampoo from Living Libations, but now it’s really short. I only shampoo it like once a month—the oilier, the better.”
So how much do we really need to shampoo our hair? That seems to be the question on a lot of minds these days. The recent debate over whether or not shampoo is even necessary sparked after a woman came forward claiming to have super healthy hair after giving up shampoo for five years! While this is quite extreme, it is no secret that Americans wash their hair more than most. In fact, we tend to wash our hair once or twice a day on average, Europeans three times per week.
If you are considering giving up shampooing for a few days, pay attention to see how your hair and scalp responds. Try only just rinsing and conditioning first. If there's significant oil buildup on either, styling might become an issue, although some believe styling is easier (especially if you are going for that bed-head look). "Dry Shampoo," another rising trend, is another option for removing oil/sebum from the hair & scalp between shampoos.