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A 23-year-old female asked:

I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should i avoid overwashing?

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Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too.
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