'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard Has a Dirty Secret for How She Gets Her Gorgeous Shiny Hair

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Emily MaynardIn the world of beauty problems, I think having dry hair is on the top of my most-hated list. I despise the look of dry hair, but it's hard to avoid when I'm so bent on styling it every day with the aid of curling and flat irons. Former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard says that she has the perfect secret to healthy strands: Not washing her hair. Maynard tells Daily Glow that skipping a wash helps cut down on the amount of heat she puts on her hair and gives it a healthier look.

OK, so I won't lie -- it's not like I haven't heard this advice before. When you don't wash your hair all the time, your strand maintain healthy oils that help hydrate and increase shine. And of course, like Maynard said, you're skipping the extra damaging steps of hitting it with a blow dryer and other harmful heated styling tools.

But sometimes washing your tresses is literally unavoidable.

Me personally, I'm a little bit of a workout-aholic. Running mostly, there are seldom days that go by where I don't get outside for a jog. Jogging, running, heck sometimes even sprinting to the train -- these things make me sweat. The last time I checked, that sweaty look is NOT what the models are rockin' on the runways for spring. That sweaty look is why I usually hit the showers.

But like my fellow Emily over here -- I'll notice a difference in the condition of my hair when I'm showering all the time. So I have a confession: I've skipped the wash. I've let the sweat sit in there, put it up in a sock bun, and pretended the workout never happened.

Is it ideal? Of course not. Does it make me sound sorta gross? Probably. But the truth is that it's necessary. Just because you want to skip washing your hair to keep it healthier doesn't mean you have to wear it down in all of it's grossness. Get creative with the way you wear and style your hair in between washes, opt for a bun, braid, or ponytail, and you'll see that fewer soaks will do you good. I promise.

How often do you wash your hair? Do you see a difference when you wash it often?


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Margie Morgan Sayward

I color my hair and my hairdresser told me to wash it every 3rd day. I also have really dry, coarse hair so I don't need to wash it as much. I notice that my color lasts a lot longer the less I wash it. I will take a shower, don't get me wrong but you can just condition your hair or wet it. You don't have to use shampoo which strips your hair of those essential oils that it needs.

nonmember avatar Joseph

Sounds like you have a dilemma, but there are solutions. Because you are obsessive compulsive about running (your weight) and washing your hair daily, perhaps you should consider eating less, which gives you less psychological urge to run to get back to yesterday's weight. Another option is shaving your head and giving your locks to cancer children, which means you can just soap that bald head.

Roberta Howard

I really don't care what Emily Maynard does or not with her hair.. I really don't care what she does with her life either... Just leave Sean and Catherine to be happy since she is NOT...

jessi... jessicasmom1

every other day here ... and no  blow dryers or .. curling irons

posh777 posh777

Another secret is..... Ok ok I'll say it already! Allowing your hair air-dry, its much more safer.

Barb Guzman

I have very long wavy hair. I love to flat iron it every time but it has damaged my hair. So I cut the ends, wash it every 3 days and only flat iron it twice a month now. On those days that I really dont like the way it looks i just wear it up. It is way more healthy now. I also started using the pro-mend and it has helped a lot

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