'I'm 59 - my hair has become longer, shinier and stronger since I changed one element in my shower routine'

Washing hair routine

The beauty influencer noticed a big difference after she stopped washing her hair everyday

Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 15/03/2024

- 18:34

Updated: 07/05/2024

- 20:56

Washing hair regularly isn't strictly necessary for healthy locks according to experts

The hair industry is brimming with products promising all sorts of benefits for our hair. The secret to luscious locks, however, may not be in the products we use but how frequently we use them.

Although washing is imperative for the cleanliness of the scalp, shampoo will do far more to your hair than simply cleaning it.

As the body contends a hormonal decline over time, the hair on the scalp starts thinning and the skin beneath becomes increasingly visible.

Fortunately, content creator Vicky Derosa has discovered a way to avoid this problem, which she recently shared on her TikTok page.

Washing hair

Washing hair too frequently can cause colour to fade


“This is the secret to making sure that you have hair as healthy as possible,” the beauty influencer explained in her clip.

“I’m 59 years old. At 59 years I can definitely tell you there is one thing that’s going to make the biggest difference to your hair. More than anything you can buy.

“Don’t wash your hair. Look, I don’t care if you think it’s yucky. If you wash your hair every single day it is just not good for it.

“There is no way to have super healthy hair if you wash your hair every single day."

The beauty influencer confessed that she committed the mistake of washing her hair daily throughout her 20s, 30s and 40s.

She added: “The day I stopped washing my hair every day and tried to go at least three to four days is the day my hair got better.

“That is how to keep your hair better, shinier, stronger, and not lose it. So, if you’ve tried everything and you’re suffering from hair loss, [...] avoid washing. Most people with amazing heads of hair wash their hair once a week.”

Jonathan Andrew, Fudge Professional Global Ambassador, has previously warned of the perils of overwashing, warning that this could entail all sorts of issues including colour loss.

He told GB News: “If you overwash your hair, it may leave your hair dull and lifeless, especially if you’re not using the right products.

“Over cleansing can strip your hair and make colour fade quicker, so always use shampoos and conditions for your needs.”


@vicky.derosa If you want HEALTHY HAIR and NO HAIR LOSS…you NEED to listen up! ❤️ #hairlossremedy #haircare #haircaretips #healthyhair #beautyhacksforwomen #over50women #over50beauty #eternalglowtok #egtok ♬ original sound - Vicky Derosa

Although the downsides of overwashing are clear, foregoing shampoos altogether may not be the answer either.

Hair follicles are linked to sebaceous glands that produce an oil called sebum, which provides essential moisture to hair strands.

Avoiding shampoo altogether could lead to a build-up of oil at the root of the hair strand and attract fungus.

It comes as experts have warned of the nutritional deficiencies that could cause premature greying.

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