One key to the "clean" hair movement? Wash less.
Counterintuitive, but true. Natural oils help keep hair shiny and healthy; shampoo strips them away. Plus, the more often you wash, the more often you're likely to blow-dry and style with heat, which dries and damages hair even more.
How often is less often? If you ask a bunch of women in the know, you'll find that most are not washing every day. Usually, the rhythm is two to three times per week. Women with dry, coarse, curly or color-treated hair might try just once a week. Women with oily or short hair might try washing a little more often.