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How to Go All Coachella Weekend WITHOUT Washing Your Hair

If you’re anything like us, washing your hair is a big ‘ol to do, especially when it comes to three day festival weekends like Coachella. Between day parties, the festival, late night parties, and the next day hangover–finding enough time to take a proper shower and wash your hair is basically impossible. Which is why we are challenging you to go shampoo-free all Coachella weekend! We know, we know–triple digit desert heat sounds like a stinky mess. Throw in mile long walks from the Main Stage to the Sahara Tent, and dancing all day and night, and you’ve got yourself a mane emergency–AKA very dirty festival hair. But have no fear, we’re confident that if you follow our steps below, you can successfully go an entire festival weekend without washing your hair!

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Brace your mane for the weekend long festivities by giving yourself–and your strands–some major TLC. Give your hair a super thorough wash with a clarifying shampoo, like Paul Mitchell or dpHUE, and don’t forget to really massage your scalp for a super deep clean. Follow with a great conditioner.


Rock your natural texture on day one! This is the day that your hair is going to be the most fresh and clean, so take advantage of it and don’t weigh it down with a ton of heavy product. If you need a little help, try a R+Co Texturizing Spray for added volume, but don’t overdo it. Save the products for day two and three. But, do have fun with hair accessories. We love the idea of a gold hair pin , an ethereal hair comb, a fresh flower crown, and spiked, jewel headband!


Start the morning off by applying a healthy dose of dry shampoo to your roots to soak up any oil or sweaty residue. You might even need to call in the big guns and use your blow dryer too. Then, use a curling iron and wave your hair and then spritz a little texturizing spray for va-va-voom volume. Chances are, not even a bottle of dry shampoo is going to soak up all your day one Coachella grime, so we suggest tying half of your hair up into a chic topknot, or half braid, to hide your greasy crown.


Here at Mane Addicts, we’re practical, and we know what day three festival hair can look like–scary AF. So instead of trying twist and tug your strands into a style, save your outfit that looks best with a hat for day three. A hat really is the perfect solution–it hides your hair, protects your face and compliments your outfit. By night, either keep the hat on, or switch things up with tight, French braids, and don’t be afraid to throw on some glitter gel to conceal that dirty festival hair!

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So there you have it, our guide to going an entire festival without washing your hair! Would you do it? Let’s talk dirty festival hair below!



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