Ever think you'd read as much as you have about Justin Bieber's breakup with Selena Gomez? Me neither, but folks, the unavoidable news just keeps rolling in. Last week Justin and Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin got cozy on Twitter ... and at The Lion King. Reportedly, the 18-year-old pop star was flirting with the 19-year-old model and everyone was like, OMG, who is this girl.
Well, for one, she's Hungarian, and for two, and perhaps most importantly, she subscribes to my tried and true method of not washing your hair all the time because that ish is bad for your locks, bitches! I've only screamed that from the rooftops, oh, I don't know, a thousand times, but if you're not going to listen to me, maybe you'll listen to Bieber's Barbara.
In fact, I went ahead and tested her unique half-wash-your-hair method and I'm here to report back.
The Gloss says Barbara describes her showering process as such:
She only washes "the top of my hair, near to the skin, and I just rinse the rest, so that shampoo doesn’t make it dry. I use conditioners as well, and I let my hair air dry."
I took Barbara's challenge last night and you know what? It's a nice way to freshen up your scalp between real, full-head washes. I'm usually a fan of dry shampoo and conditioning freshening sprays because, let's be real, most of the benefit of not washing one's hair is not having to get one's hair wet.
That said, this method wasn't all bad. I might have felt differently if I took this experiment last week, when my hair was 13 inches longer (just had m'annual haircut on Friday -- hold your round of applause) because, man, it would've been a bitch to have gotten all wet just to wash the tops.
But now, with shoulder-length locks, I gotta say I'm on board with Barbara's teachings. Even if you blow dry your hair afterwards, you're still limiting your hair's contact with shampoo, which, to me, is a good thing. That stuff be so drying, y'all.
In conclusion! It works. I cheated and blew dry my hair afterwards (it was cold in my apartment!), but I liked that I used minimal shampoo and that my hair had that ideal, non-washed texture, yet smelled like Pantene. Love that smell.
I think I'm gonna keep this up.
Would you give her technique a try?
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