I have long hair. In fact, for most of my adult life, I have had long hair. I have tried cutting my hair really short once, but it just did not work for me. So I made a vow to always have my hair at least past the shoulders.
Being Asian, I have been blessed with what people would consider to be “good hair.” So I have had no problem getting my hair to grow out. The long hours running in the sun and summers spent in swimming pools never caused any major damages to my hair. Even the blonde hair phase did not cause too many problems for me. Therefore, I was rather surprised when my hair started getting extremely dry and tangled up almost overnight.
It happened when my hair was at its greatest length—falling to the small of my back. All of a sudden, my normal hair washing routine was no longer enough to keep my hair manageable. I started investing in deep conditioners. However, even that was not enough. So I turned to Google for some help, and realized the problem was probably with the fact that I was shampooing my hair every single day.
Turns out shampoo is bad for the condition of hair. It can dry out hair drastically. However, I was not ready to just stop washing my hair. My hair stylist recommended that I try to cut back on shampooing a little at a time—like I should start off by shampooing every other day. Then as I get used to shampooing less, I can then cut back on how often I use shampoo even more. So for the last six months I have been shampooing three times a week and my hair is no longer dried out.