My Red Hair Vibrancy Secret

My Red Hair Vibrancy Secret

Hi everyone and TGIF! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked how I keep my fake red hair so vibrant. I get the question at least twice or more per week and I answer with a reply that usually leaves the questioner shocked. My Red Hair Vibrancy Secret is as follows: I don’t wash it.

Well I wouldn’t say that I completely don’t wash it – I only clean my hair once a month for a total of twelve washes per year. My monthly cleanse isn’t even a “washing” per se. The only reason why my hair is getting wet is to wash the dye out from my monthly at home coloring. I say that it isn’t a washing because I consider “washing your hair” to mean that you use shampoo to do it, which I also don’t do. I just use a colored hair friendly conditioner, let it sit for a good three to five minutes, and then rinse.

“But doesn’t it get greasy?” Is the question that usually follows my spiel about not washing my hair and I’m always happy to answer with a big fat NO. Frankly, I don’t know how my hair hasn’t gotten disgustingly oily from my lack of hygiene for it but I’ve never experienced oil or grease even when I was washing my hair regularly. It kind of amazes me because I use product almost every day -a Fiji styling oil. It is kind of shocking that even with a handful of oil going into my hair daily, my locks still remain a normal and healthy texture.

I’ve heard many times that your hair isn’t meant to be washed and it will naturally clean itself which I suppose rings true for me. On top of not having an issue with oil or grease, I also have no trouble with odor, as well. I swear, I’m some type of hair anomaly because I’ve never had anyone tell me that my hair smells and I’m a smoker, for god’s sake! I’ve rested my head on my boyfriend’s shoulder thousands of times since we’ve been dating and he’s never once said anything about it smelling. I know he would, too, considering he likes to complain about my morning breath every day. -__-

So is my hair some type of miracle? Maybe. But more likely than not, my body has just become used to my no washing preferences and adapted to it. I’ve been steadily not washing my hair for close to a year now and have never encountered any type of issue with it. Thanks to my lack of hair hygiene, my beloved locks remain vibrant, bright, and red hot until I need to give my roots a touch up. Hey, whatever works!


^^^ The face of a gal who refuses to wash her hair! πŸ˜‰

My Red Hair Vibrancy Secret is out! A little disgusting? Somewhat. Effective? Hell yeah! What is your secret to maintaining freshly dyed hair? Who else doesn’t wash their hair frequently? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah


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  1. heyyyy I dyed my hair last year all red like really fresh red so I used Loreal hicolor for dark hairs my hairs are really long so i used 3 tubes of that and in 3 go I got my proper red color so my hairs started getting greasy every third day so what i did i got conditioner for color hairs and got a semi permanent color as well and mix them both so then every time I wash my hairs I use that color conditioner That way my hair got more nice and color got more fresh and vibrant πŸ˜€ I hope that make sense which i tryin write πŸ™‚


  2. Your hair never gets oily because your hair is not supposed to be washed. Human hair is supposedly self cleaning however we muck around with it so much with so many shampoos, products etc… that it strips our natural oils out and it produces the disgusting stuff we get when we wash our hair. Your hair is probably much healthier than the average persons, there are people who haven’t washed their hair in years and claim it’s the secret to healthy glossy locks.
    TLH xx


  3. Wow that’s so crazy that you haven’t washed your hair for such a long time and it has no smell. maybe your hair is some type of miracle lol. I love your piercings btw πŸ™‚


    • Honestly, I think it might be lol I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I smoke and my hair never latches on to that smell. I was at a bonfire for the Super Bowl and that didn’t make my hair smell either! They should do medical studies on me lol and thank you so much! They’re my pride and joy! ❀

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  4. I wish I could say the same. I think maybe texture has a role in this? I only wash my hair every other day but I have to wash my bangs daily because my forehead is incredibly oil and my bangs naturally pick all that up. I have fine hair but a thick head of hair in general. I was told that for people with very oily scalps, not washing it could result in clogged hair follicles which becomes more damaging than using the ‘poo.

    If I go three days without shampoo my head starts smelling musty, my roots are super oily, and my fine hair clumps together and has no body whatsoever. I truly envy the fact your hair doesn’t smell or get greasy! πŸ™‚


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