When it comes to washing your hair, how much is too much?

Suds your strands -- but not too much!
There is soooo much info online about overwashing vs. underwashing your hair, making it très confusing to know what to do. Let’s start with the basics!
1. Prep first
While your hair is still dry, take some time to gently detangle your strands. Begin at the ends and carefully work your way up towards the roots.
2. Watch the temperature
Lukewarm to warm water is easier on your hair than extreme temperatures. Warm water will help open the cuticles of the hair so that shampoo can penetrate deeper and remove dirt and oil from the hair. The open cuticles will also be able to absorb the oils and moisturizing effects of your conditioner better.
3. Wash with care
Hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet, so using back and forth or circular movements with your fingers can cause tangles, weaken follicles and even result in breakage. Instead, lather from the roots to the ends of your hair by gently smoothing the product on your hair with your fingers and palms (skip the vigorous scrubbing with your nails). 
4. Condition too!
Focus on where your hair needs the most hydration by applying conditioner from the mid shafts down to the tips. The ends of the hair are the driest and need additional moisturizing.
5. Rinse off right
Use cooler water to rinse off the conditioner. This will help close the cuticles, retain hydration in the strands and will help you avoid frizz
6. Dry the right way
Since it’s hot enough right now, give your blow dryer a break! If you plan enough time in advance, you can wash your hair and have ample time for it to air dry. Avoid using styling irons and curlers -- now is the time to let your hair be natural!  
7. Less is more 
Pleeeease don’t wash your hair every day! It’s far too drying for any hair type. If your scalp is on the oily side, dry shampoo is your new best friend!