Ever since I was a kid, my mom used to get on me about washing my hair every day, but I never understood what all the fuss was about. I always believed that washing my hair was a good thing. After every day, my hair would get so oily that I felt I had to wash it to get my shiny, “healthy” hair back. Cleansing yourself is always a good thing, right? Wrong. Too much of a good thing can be bad. I was stuck in this cycle of stripping and clarifying my hair, thinking that’s what I needed to do in order to combat how limp and oily it would get. I mean, my hair always looked good after a wash, so I was under the impression that this was proper practice. However, many shampoos and conditioners contain various natural and synthetic ingredients that strip the hair of their natural oils and then mask the hair to give off the illusion of being healthy. In this post, I will break down my routine and the reasoning behind it all.