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Selena Gomez recently revealed some of her hair care secrets to Cosmo U.K., telling the magazine, "I don't wash my hair everyday, which may sound gross, but it's actually really bad for my hair." Selena went on to explain that she usually washes her hair every third of fourth day, and uses a little dry shampoo on the off days.
So is skipping a few washes going to give you hair like the Pantene spokesmodel? Unfortunately, probably not, but that doesn't mean there isn't something to be said for less frequent washes. The answer to how often to wash your hair is a very individual one. Did you know that Europeans wash their hair on average 2-3 times a week and many Americans wash twice a day? If your scalp is oily or you tend to workout, you might need to wash your hair more frequently than someone who has dry hair or scalp or who is not as athletically active.
As for how often you should use dry shampoo between washes, this varies by individual as well, due to their sebum production, lifestyle and styling habits. In the beginning, I would advise trying the dry shampoo just once or twice between washes and be mindful of sebum, product or other buildup that could impact style or scalp health. Dry shampoo should absolutely NOT replace your regular shampoo/conditioner regimen.
Just remember, hair care is just like skin care, and should be adjusted to your specific needs.