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I Rarely Wash My Hair, But When I Do, These Are My Go-To Shampoos

In my day growing up, society made us feel like we had to wash our hair like all the time.

Now, not only is it a different story (because of the oh-so-critical revelation that we don’t all have the same hair type), but I simply just don’t care to anyway. Usually a good run with the flat-iron (plus some touchups throughout the week) can take me through at least seven days. And then once the strands get greasier, I’ll curl them with an iron, which makes for some lovely waves. I’ve gone up to 10 days without washing my hair, and haven’t flinched.

That said, on the rare occasion I do wash my hair, these are the five shampoos that give me the ability to go this long without a cleanse.

Lush Flyway Hair Bar: $13.95

Packed with lemon oil, Roman chamomile oil and hand-harvested coarse sea salt, this environmentally savvy product was my saving grace the last time I had a Keratin and my hair was still adjusting. It cuts grease, soothes the scalp and adds volume.

AMH Shampoo: $49.99 (as part of a 7-piece set)

AMH (which stands for Add More Hair) is the K-beauty hair care dreams are made of. A year ago, I was sent A Good Day of Seoul, an insanely affordable kit that transformed my locks with just one use. A standout in the batch was the shampoo, which I’ve gone on to use solo. Developed with doctors, and containing salicylic acid and zinc pyrithione, among other key ingredients, the product exfoliates the scalp, gets rid of dandruff, alleviates seborrheic dermatitis and helps the hair grow.


Shu Uemura Art of Hair Gentle Cleansing Oil Shampoo: $58

This is my ultimate go-to when I have product build-up, when I’ve taken a dip in the pool or ocean, or when my hair is simply just really dirty. It’s the perfect clarifying shampoo, which is then followed by one of the other shampoos on this list.


Sally Hershberger 24K Get Gorgeous Stylepro Shampoo: $32

For years, I’d leave Sally Hershberger’s L.A. salon with the most luscious-looking locks—ones, unfortunately, I couldn’t replicate from home. That is, until I finally learned how to shampoo properly (twice-wash). Once I got it down, I began using this famed shampoo—packed with actual 24K gold elixirs and amino acids—on my own, and I’ve never looked back.

Joon Saffron Rose Shampoo: $28

Ah, elegance. There’s really no scent quite like that of Joon’s Saffron Rose Shampoo. But we all know that plenty of hair products smell good, but it doesn’t mean they’re quality. Joon has the best of both worlds, with its “Antioxidant Powerhouse” product, made with saffron, rose, pistachio, Vitamin E and ginger, to name a few ingredients. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and pristine.

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