DEBUNKED: 5 Common Myths and Misconceptions About How You Should Wash Your Hair

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Both relaxed and natural women alike know that washing their hair can be the most important, yet the most tedious part of hair care.

A lot of information and tips regarding shampooing and conditioning has been shared among women, but a good amount of that advice has been quite misleading.

Although we don’t know everything there is to know about wash days and hair care in general, one thing is for certain: All advice isn't good advice.

From “You wash your hair too much” to “you should deep condition your hair overnight”, we’ll explore the top 5 most commonly said and shared myths and misconceptions about shampooing and conditioning our waves, curls, and coils.


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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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Daniella

That explains my shedding a whole lot then. Thanks for that!

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

I totally agree that too much of a good thing is a bad thing — I no longer leave conditioner on for hours at a time.

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Gail Adams

Good article. What I took from this information is what I live by, stop copying others regiments. We are all unique and must do what works individually for us. Some people can sleep in conditioners while others cannot, some can use brushes and combs in their natural hair like nobody’s busy and some cannot. Whatever the case, just like no one have the same fingerprint or similar DNA, the same goes for hair, regardless if textures appear similar it’s not the same as someone else hair nor does it have the same needs (not twin heads). Natural hair girls should embrace the uniqueness of their hair growing out of their scalp and pursue to care for their hair as their hair see fit. There would not be a need for articles of this nature if people stop trying to tell people something is wrong or right with a regiment because it did or didn’t work for them. Do your thing and I’ll do mine boo?