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Is the No Shampoo Trend a Healthy One?

Summary: How often should you really wash your hair?
Air Date: 1/22/16
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Angela J. Lamb, MD
Angela  Lamb Dr. Angela J. Lamb is the Director of the Westside Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice. She is an Ivy-League educated, board certified Dermatologist. Prior to joining Mount Sinai Dermatology, Dr. Lamb completed her residency training in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Her breadth of knowledge comes from training with some of the true experts in the field of dermatology from all over the country. She has published articles on a range of topics, including nail diseases and long-term corticosteroid use in dermatology.

Dr. Lamb welcomes patients of all ages and has great expertise in the treatment of acne, eczema, and skin cancer detection. She enjoys living and working in the community that she serves and considers the practice of dermatology to be the fulfillment of one of her life's greatest passions. When you see her as a patient she will treat your interaction as a privilege.
Is the No Shampoo Trend a Healthy One?
When it comes to beauty health, the phrase "less is more" might be appealing, especially when it comes to washing your hair.

Recently, there has been a lot of hype around how often you should be washing your hair, or if you should be skipping shampoo altogether.

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and Gwyneth Paltrow all swear by the 'no poo' trend and believe that the detergents in shampoo strip hair of its healthy, natural oils.

However, does this mean you should stop washing your hair?

Listen in as Angela J. Lamb, MD, discusses the 'no poo' trend and if you should consider following it.