This Is How Often You Should Shampoo Your Hair

What Does Shampoo Do For Your Hair?

Using shampoo serves multiple purposes for the health and appearance of your hair and scalp. 

Below are some of the main roles shampoo can play in your hair care routine:

  • Shampoo keeps your hair clean. Washing your hair daily by working shampoo into a rich lather and massaging it into your hair and scalp gets rid of dirt, excess oil, and odors that can affect your hair’s overall look, feel, scent, and health.
  • Using shampoo with DHT-blocking ingredients can minimize the follicle-shrinking, growth-slowing effects of dihydrotesterone on your hair. DHT-blocking shampoo can be used daily for the best results.
  • When your shampoo also includes conditioner, it can have a moisturizing, hydrating effect on your hair and scalp. Using a shampoo and conditioner combo can keep your scalp from getting dry and flaky, and can ward off irritation caused by hair loss prevention treatments like minoxidil (Rogaine).
  • Shampoo can also keep your hair from getting too greasy. Greasy hair tends to look unkempt, and washing your hair with shampoo minimizes that unwanted greasy look. Your hair starts looking greasy as a result of a buildup of excess oil, which can be washed away by shampoo, balancing out the natural oiliness of your hair.

Not All Shampoo is the Same. 

There are a few key differences that can set some shampoos apart from others. 

Some ingredients included in many shampoos and other hair products can have negative effects on your hair, scalp, and overall health, and are best avoided:

  • Sulfates are ingredients included in some shampoos that can have a drying effect on your hair. While sulfates can give shampoo an extra-foamy texture, they can also strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dried out and more at risk of getting irritated and flaky. When you are trying to prevent and reverse hair loss, a dry scalp is the last thing you want!

  • Parabens are another set of ingredients that you should steer clear of in your hair care products. These preservatives can have a negative effect on your overall health in the long run.

  • Artificial additives like fragrances and dyes can irritate sensitive skin. Your scalp can get irritated by these ingredients if they are not mild and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Stick with hair products that contain natural colors and scents to avoid putting your scalp at risk of getting irritated. 

  • The best shampoo for everyday use is one that is packed with natural moisturizing, nourishing, growth-boosting ingredients. 

    If your hair is thinning out, GroMD’s blend of DHT-blocking ingredients, the base of our shampoo, conditioner, and follicle activator spray, makes the perfect addition to your hair loss prevention regimen.

    How Often To Shampoo Your Hair

    The amount of times that you need to wash your hair weekly depends on your hair type. 

    Curlier, wavier hair can typically be washed only a few times per week and still retain its natural look. Too much shampoo can dry out curly, wavy hair, and it’s best to stick with a few washes per week if your hair fits into this category. There is, however, one major exception to this rule – if you are using a hair loss-preventing shampoo, you can stick with daily washes, even if your hair is wavy or curly.

    Washing your hair daily is a safe move for most hair types. Frequent shampooing can keep your hair looking, feeling, and smelling good, and most types of hair will not be negatively affected by this frequency of shampoo use. When you are using DHT-blocking, growth-boosting shampoo, daily use is ideal to give your hair the nutrients it needs to keep growing at a healthy rate.

    No matter what type of hair you have, daily use of conditioner is always a good move. Even if you are skipping shampoo a few days out of the week, sticking with using conditioner in your hair daily will help your locks lock in moisture and stay soft. Conditioners can be used more frequently than shampoo without running the risk of drying out your hair.

    Because GroMD’s growth-boosting shampoo is paired with conditioner right in the formula, it has extra moisturizing properties that make it safe for everyday use. Thanks to the hydrating, nourishing power of ingredients like argan oil, which keeps your hair moisturized and keeps irritation at bay, you can use GroMD shampoo and conditioner daily without worrying about drying out your hair. 

    How To Use GroMD’s Shampoo & Conditioner 

    If you are dealing with thinning hair, GroMD’s DHT-blocking Shampoo & Conditioner is exactly what you need to get your growth back on track. 

    Our signature blend of natural DHT-blockers helps to move your hair out of the resting phase of its growth cycle and into the anagen (growth) phase, enlarging your follicles and getting you thicker, fuller, faster growth. 

    Adding GroMD shampoo and conditioner to your daily hair care regimen is simple. 

    When you take a shower, work your GroMD shampoo and conditioner combo into a rich lather in your hands. Then, massage the lather vigorously throughout your hair and scalp. The ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner are blended expertly to provide your hair with everything it needs to grow at a healthy rate. 

    By massaging the mixture of growth-boosting ingredients into your hair and scalp, you’re giving your head the moisture, nourishment, and refreshment that it needs to leave your hair looking and feeling great.

    After leaving your shampoo and conditioner in your hair for several minutes, letting your hair and scalp absorb its beneficial ingredients, rinse the lather out of your hair, then wrap up the rest of your shower. To get dry, you can gently pat your hair with a soft, clean towel, let it air-dry, or use a blow-dryer.

    Use GroMD’s Shampoo & Conditioner Daily For Best Results!

    If you’re dealing with hair loss, now is the time to start giving your hair the ingredients that it needs to grow! 

    GroMD’s shampoo & conditioner and follicle activator spray are packed with nutrients that your hair and scalp need, as well as a blend of DHT blockers to stop dihydrotesterone from impacting your hair’s ability to grow. 

    You’re not doomed to lose your hair, even if your hair loss has progressed significantly. There’s no better time than now to start working to prevent and reverse hair loss and get the hair you’ve been dreaming of!

    Thanks to its moisturizing, nourishing ingredients, GroMD’s Shampoo & Conditioner combo is the perfect hair treatment to use every day. 

    Our blend of ingredients is an ideal pairing for your topical hair growth treatment, whether you are using Rogaine or another similar gel or cream to aid in preventing hair loss. Topical hair loss treatments can sometimes dry out and irritate your scalp, and shampooing and conditioning your hair with GroMD’s blend of soothing ingredients can help keep this unwanted side effect at bay.

    When you use GroMD hair products daily, you can start to see incredible results within just a few weeks to months of use. Sometimes, results can take longer to show up, depending on the severity of your hair loss and the factors that are causing it.

    The Takeaway

    Shampoo is one of the most important aspects of your hair loss prevention regimen. Choosing the right shampoo can make a big difference in your hair’s ability to get back to its natural rate of growth. 

    Through consistent daily use of GroMD’s DHT-blocking Shampoo & Conditioner, you can end up with thicker, fuller, healthier hair over time.


    Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.