Before you pass this term as yet another internet fad, hear us out. Because chances are, you might already be practicing hair cycling. Here’s how - if you’ve got more than one type of hair cleanser on your beauty shelf, let’s say a regular shampoo, a clarifying one and a scalp scrub, you’re hip to the trend already. Just that now, it has a term for it. 

In This Article:

What Is Hair Cycling

What Are The Benefits We’re Looking At

Much like its alter ego - skin cycling - where you rotate your skincare products with ‘rest days’, hair cycling is when you form a routine with a cocktail of products. But why is it creating a buzz? Let’s find out.

What Is Hair Cycling?

It is a process where you regularly rotate your hair care products in an attempt to unlock healthy scalp and hair. This means that none of your wash days will look the same (more on that later). There are also rest days when you wouldn’t wash or condition your hair and let the natural oils accumulate. 

What Are The Benefits We’re Looking At?

“Is all this fuss even worth it?” Short answer, yes!

We say this because hair cycling is a major step ahead than just shampoo-conditioning. Nothing against that, but when you can do something better, why hold back?

Here Are Some Reasons Why You Should Try Hair Cycling

1. Reduces scalp inflammation. Which means less scalp irritation, itchiness, and white flakes.

2. Tames frizz brings dry and dehydrated hair back to life.

3. Having and following a routine ensures that both your scalp and hair get their due attention during different washes.

4. You can customize the routine as per your hair’s needs, which helps avoid the overuse of a single product. 

No matter what your hair type and texture, hair cycling will only make it better.

How To Start Hair Cycling?

First wash: It’s best to start with a scalp scrub or a clarifying shampoo. This will detox your scalp and hair by taking care of the excess oil and dirt. Our Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub contains micro walnut shells that deeply cleanse and refresh the scalp. For this step, always ensure to follow up with a super-hydrating mask to restore moisture. Trust our 2-minute Argan Oil & Lavender, Paraben Free Smooth & Serene Hair Mask to pamper your tresses and leave them looking smoother than ever. 

Second wash: For this one, target your hair’s needs. Whether it is getting pesky white flakes in check or caring for colored hair. Our Tea Tree, Peppermint & Vetiver Sulfate Free Purifying Shampoo is the perfect fit to detox your scalp and hair. You can also include bond repair treatments at this stage.

Third wash: For this step, you select products based on what you’re looking for. Pick a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner if you’re looking to fix dry hair. Trust our best-selling Natural Argan Oil and Lavender Anti-Frizz, Smoothening Shampoo & Conditioner Combo for some serious frizz-taming action.

If you have thin hair and love volume, then there’s nothing better than our Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Volume and Bounty Shampoo & Conditioner Combo to give your hair an envy-worthy bounce.

Things To Keep In Mind

Hair cycling is about trial and error. Although there is a standard guideline in place, it’s up to you to gauge what and how many products your hair needs. It’s vital to avoid the over-use of products.

Who Should Avoid Hair Cycling?

All in all, everyone should and can try hair cycling. However, it might not be sensible for those who wash their hair only once a week or less often. You may then stick to your wash routine, and simply add a scrub and mask once every 15 days. On the other hand, if you wash your hair 2-3 times a week, then hair cycling is for you. Especially if your hair feels dull, lacks shine, and looks rough.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Is hair cycling good for all hair types?

A. Yes! Hair cycling keeps your hair and scalp healthy and free of flakes and grease. It restores lost moisture in your hair and helps maintain a playful bounce.

Q:2 Is it okay if I wash my hair once a week?

A. If it works for you then yes. If you’re experiencing itchiness due to sweat, grease or build-up, then it's best to up the number. You can then go up to 2-3 washes every week.

Q:3 What are the benefits of hair cycling?

A. It helps promote new hair growth, balances the natural scalp oils, reduces frizz and moisturizes hair. Along with that, it also reduces scalp irritation and reduces itching and white flakes.




Written by Rhea Shah on Dec 21, 2023