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Why You Need to Wash Your Hair

Why You Need to Wash Your Hair

We don’t want to have to write this article.

Washing your hair should be a given but it’s come to our attention that way too many men flat out don’t wash their hair at all or way too infrequently.

Washing your hair helps to clean out excess oil, product build-up and debris absorbed throughout the day. By washing your hair, you enhance the overall strength of your hair, make it easier to style and promote hair growth through a clean and healthy scalp.

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Let’s take an in-depth look into why you should be washing your hair and how it will benefit you.


Greasy, matted messy hair is not a sexy look. Whether we like it or not, humans are visual creatures and judgment has been shown to pass in as little as a tenth of a second.

Poorly maintained unwashed hair speaks volumes before you have even opened your mouth. Studies have shown that even as far back as high school

‘For both male and female students, being well-groomed was associated with statistically higher GPAs. Possible explanations include teacher discrimination and the difference in student objectives.’

Data has also found that men who spent more time grooming found that individuals who spent more time grooming also earned higher wages.

When you meet someone for the first time, you’re judged head to toe and if the hair on the top of your head is poorly maintained, you have already lost.


If you’re out and about each day, your hair has to combat UV rays, air pollution and more. all of these elements can make you dirty. Additionally, if you’re inside all day, don’t think you’re safe either.

Your hair can still become greasy from excess oil produced by our sebaceous glands, dead skin cells, sweat and product buildup.

Washing hair can help keep it healthy and strong.

All of this combined can quickly make your hair get out of control. This unwashed environment is prone to producing microfauna, which can create excessive dandruff.

To help reduce damage from the external environment, we recommend you wash your hair with products that can naturally protect from UV rays, such as rice bran oil.



Unwashed hair not only affects the hair itself but also the scalp. Your scalp can become inflamed, causing redness, bumps and itchiness.

This can be mildly annoying at first but prolonged inflammation of the scalp can lead to much more serious problems, chief among them is hair loss. \

A healthy scalp creates an environment for healthy hair growth.

The scalps hair follicles are where our hair grows from, our hair has three phases of growth (Anagen, Catagen and Telogen) and each of these phases require a healthy scalp in order o function properly.

Our scalp provides blood flow and nutrients to the hair, if our scalp is inflamed and does not function properly our hair suffers as a result.

To look after your scalp, make sure you’re not going hell for leather when washing your hair.

Gently massage your hair wash into the scalp. Additionally, look for products that are free of harsh chemicals and contain ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, such as Shea butter or grapeseed oil.



If you regularly style your hair with a styling product such as pomade, you will find that washing your hair makes it much easier to apply and utilise style products.

Washed hair is much easier to style.

Regular use of styling products results in them building up in your hair, clogging your pores and making your hair much harder to style comb and style.

When we wash our hair we remove the build-up the product, soften hair and overall make it much easier to style and comb.


What to use to wash your hair?

The obvious answer here is shampoo and conditioner. Sold at supermarkets, chemists and everywhere in between. Remember not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal.

This is a situation where price equals quality. cheaper shampoos will get get your hair clean but they are also full of chemicals that will strip your hair of it's natural oils. this will leave it more vulnerable to fizz, split ends and overall weaker hair.  

Look for products that have natural or naturally derived ingredients, such as surfactants made from coconut oil.  also take time to consider the impact the products will have on the environment. 

The more products you have, the more plastic waste you'll produce. Here at primary man, we focus on simplicity which is why our 3 in 1 body wash allows you to wash and condition your hair, all from one bottle. this will save you time, as well as reduce both waste and water usage.


If you use a lot of product or you’re in a job role where you become covered in dirt and grim day in and day out then washing your hair every 3 days or so won’t hurt.

In Fact, regular washing is recommended to remove product buildup such as Gel or Wax to help unclog your hair follicles. Washing your hair removes dead skin cells from the scalp, reducing dandruff.

So make sure you grab an awesome natural shampoo and clean up your act!

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