How Often Women in America Wash Their Hair, Ranked by State – Allure Magazine

It seems as though we’re all divided when it comes to how often we should be washing our hair. Some people swear that washing less frequently makes their hair healthier, while others insist that double-shampooing is actually the way to go. For what its worth, stylists and beauty experts agree that washing your hair is actually an important step in hair maintenance, and going too long between shampoos can be harmful. It’s certainly a Goldilocks situation, and it might take some experimenting (and plenty of dry shampoo) before you figure out what’s “just right” for you.

But how does your haircare routine stack up against the rest of America? A recent survey conducted by Lookfantastic set out to measure just that. It turns out that 49% of women polled admitted to washing their hair every damn day, which means that we, as a nation, are totally split 50/50.

The individual state breakdowns are even more interesting; the results show that Californian women, on average, wash their hair daily. Other states that made the clean cut are Texas, Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.

As for the state that washes their hair the least? Look no further than Tennessee, where women wash their hair an average of once a week. Maryland, Colorado, Nevada, and Alabama also made the list of the states with the dirtiest hair.

Of course, everyone should embrace the haircare practices that work best for them. If you’re not sure how often you should be washing your hair, it’s always a good idea to check in with your stylist next time you’re at the salon. Once you find what suits you best, embrace it — even if it’s not what “everyone else” is doing.


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