Well, not entirely, but you should wash it far less often than you do; and instead of focusing on cleaning the hair strands you need to focus more on improving the condition of your scalp.
Your scalp is part of your body's largest organ and it does far more then hold your hair on your head. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles and removes debris and sebum buildup from your pores. And, probably like the rest of your body - it's getting tired. What can you do?
Wash your hair less often
Try to go as far between shampoos as you can. If you follow this and my other suggestions you will actually see that as your scalp regains its health and balance you'll be able to go even longer.
Use all natural, gentle hair care products
Stay away from harsh detergents, chemicals and additives which strip your scalps natural oils and irritate, inflame and thin your scalp. Consider our all natural Hair Care Products.
Brush your hair every night
Use a natural boar bristle brush. Do not underestimate the importance of this step. Brushing removes dust and dirt, redistributes natural oil over the hair and smooths hair cuticles making your hair shiny and manageable. Just as important it massages your scalp, increasing blood and lymphatic flow. The old adage about brushing your hair 100 strokes each night was part of why previous generations had such long, full hair.
Try a dry shampoo or hair talc
They even make colored ones so you won't end up with white powder on your scalp. This will extend the time between shampoos.
Nourish your scalp inside and out with Emu Oil
This step is actually the most important. Massage Pure Emu Oil topically into your scalp and leave it on overnight when you know you will wet wash it the morning. You will deliver scalp thickening collagen, elastins and bionutrients to the scalp and follicles.
Increase your intake of omega fatty acids by eating walnuts, flaxseeds, beans, fish, olive oil and winter squash. If you suspect that you are significantly deficient try health supplements like our DuoFlex Gel Caps. Omega Oils are essential for hair health. People constantly remark about the improved coats on their dogs or cats when they've added Mr. Squigglemire's Multi-Omegas to their food. Omega supplements will work the same way for you.
Increase your intake of iron if thinning hair is a problem. Eat foods that are rich in iron like green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, and meats such as beef and turkey or take iron supplements. Iron carries much needed oxygen through the blood stream to the hair follicle.
Increase you intake of zinc if your hair is dull and limp. A deficiency in zinc may also cause hair loss or early greying. Zinc is an important mineral for skin repair and health, and therefore vital for the scalp. A lack of zinc may also cause a flaking of the scalp (dandruff). Oysters, lobster, crab, meat, poultry, beans, wheat germ, and spinach are just a few examples of zinc rich foods.
Increase your intake of vitamin C if your hair is prone to breakage. This is another vital nutrient for improving the ability of blood vessels to feed hair follicles. Having inadequate levels of vitamin C can mean that your hair becomes brittle and breaks easily. Guava, peppers, kiwi, oranges, grapefruit and Brussels sprouts all have tons of Vitamin C.