Can we have a show of hands, please? Who the heck has time to make sure their hair looks perfect every single day? Because we sure don’t. Washing our hair and brushing it on a daily basis is a privilege we only rarely get to experience. It may be that we set aside two or three evenings a week where we give our locks a good wash, or we may just cover our head in dry shampoo and hope that we can last a week without having to get in the shower. Yet, what if we told you that you could stop washing your hair altogether? Sure, it would be totally greasy to start with, but this is what actually happens when you stop washing your hair…
You’ll no longer have shiny hair
Washing your hair makes it shiny and beautiful just like the models in the commercials, right? Well, not quite. If you wash your hair regularly, you may have noticed that it’s lost its shine – and that’s exactly why. Washing your hair strips away all of the natural oils that give your hair that amazing shine, so there’s nothing left. If you want to bring back your shine, let your hair breathe for a bit and leave the shampoo in the bottle. Brush your hair to brush the oils from the roots to the tips.
You might start to smell
In some ways, you have to treat your hair like your body. If you don’t wash your body, you’re gonna stink! That will also be the case if you stop washing your hair. When you’re constantly on the go, playing sports, or just going about your daily life, your head is heating up, and your body is sweating. This moisture is then trapped in your hair with no way out – especially if you don’t wash it! Before too long the moisture is collecting bacteria and turning your head into one giant petri dish. This will make your hair stink, which probably isn’t what you want…
You’ll no longer have dry hair
Although we all like to wash our hair to make it feel smooth and to stop random strangers from asking if they can fry an egg on it, you might have noticed that no matter how many times you wash your hair it is ALWAYS so dry. This is because your hair is not built to withstand shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. Thanks to these products, the natural oils in your hair are stripped away, and there is nothing left to protect it. This can often make your hair dry and brittle. So if you want to get rid of your dry hair, just stop washing it!
Your color will last longer
If you have colored hair, you know how annoying it can be if your color starts to fade the more you wash it. Of course, we all know it’s going to happen, but it’s still pretty darn irritating. Nevertheless, if you’re looking to keep your color as vibrant as ever, you might want to think about throwing your shampoo in the trash. This is because there will be nothing to wash out the color, leaving it bright and colorful until it starts to grow out. What more could you want?
Your hair may stop growing
While this may seem a little dramatic, not washing your hair could actually cause it to stop growing. This is because the natural oils, dirt and bacteria on your scalp could cause your skin and the hair follicles to become congested. When this happens, there is no way for the hair to grow. If you’re against washing your hair, you should at least cleanse it every so often to ensure this doesn’t happen.
So, can you get away with never washing your hair again? Well, even if you don’t want to wash your hair, it’s best to give it a good scrub every now and then, just to make sure you don’t have anything weird growing under there…