Consultant Trichologist and Hair Gain Ambassador Samantha Stewart MIT reveals the relationship between hair washing and hair shedding, as well as how to handle it.

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What Effect does Washing my Hair have on Hair Shedding?

Full of dos and don’ts, the hair care industry can be a confusing place. Recently, TikTok has become a hub for discussions on hair washing schedules, with users analysing its influence on the amount of hair they shed, or don’t shed, in the shower. Yet, the perennial question persists: “What effect does washing my hair have on hair shedding?”

To get to the truth, we asked Consultant Trichologist and Hair Gain Ambassador Samantha Stewart MIT.

According to Samantha, the frequency of hair washing and its impact on shedding is highly dependent on the individual. It “depends on a number of factors, such as scalp type, hair type, condition of the hair and lifestyle.”

However, noting that the average person experiences some form of hair shed, Samantha reveals that “if you are suffering from hair loss, washing your hair daily or once a week will not reduce the hair shedding.”

Samantha recognises that reducing hair washing frequency can give the illusion of increased shedding in that given moment. However, in reality, it’s nothing more than your usual shedding rate. “If you normally wash your hair daily or every other day and you reduce this to once a week, it will actually give the appearance of more hair loss. The reason for this, is hair sheds daily irrespective of what we do to it.”

She further explains: “The hairs remain anchored within the hair follicles until we brush, wash, or they are released from the follicle. So, the longer the interval between washing is, the more loose hair accumulates.”

There is therefore no direct correlation between hair washing frequency and hair shedding levels. Most significantly, there are various factors that can contribute to hair loss. This can include an individual’s genetics, hormonal changes, diet, stress, and hair care practices.

Given that, she emphasises: “It is important to wash your hair as often as it is needed, this ensures that the scalp microbiome remains balanced, and the hair receives the hydration and moisture required to keep it healthy.”

How to Take Care of Your Hair

Regardless of your hair washing routine, Samantha recommends some straightforward strategies and products to perfecting your hair care routine. Below, she reveals her go-to hair products from award-winning brand Hair Gain.

Hair Gain Hair Gummies (£29.99) and Capsules (£36.99)


Scientifically formulated to support healthy hair from within, Samantha notes that by “adding the Hair Gain Capsules or Gummies to your hair care regime will help aid recovery and promote thicker, fuller and stronger hair.”

Harnessing the power of AnaGain™, a phytonutrient derived from organic pea shoots, the supplement works by stimulating specific molecules in the dermal papilla cells to initiate new growth in the follicle. It also helps improve the strength and quality of existing hairs.

A recent AnaGain™ study confirmed the ingredient’s clinical efficacy in preventing hair shedding, stimulating growth, and promoting thicker locks. The pea-based powerhouse contributed to a 78% increase in hair growth. What’s more, 86% of users noted a significant improvement in the condition of their hair within just one month of use.
Hair Gain Hair Mask (£32)

In addition to supplements, Samantha suggests using the Hair Gain Hair Mask to minimise breakage and maximise moisture.

“Adding the Hair Mask will help smooth the cuticle scales, add moisture and shine and can help reduce flyaway hair. Plus it’s proven to reduce hair fall and breakage by 60% from the first use.”

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