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How to Avoid Washing Your Hair for 5 Whole Days

How to Make Your Blowout Last 5 Days

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My record for not washing my hair is six days and five nights. I do bathe every day, but I want a blowout to last forever. Here's my method for staying fresh from root to tip, Monday to Friday. (Want more blowout expertise? Try these 7 tips to make a blowout last longer from a Drybar founder.)

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Day One

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Shampoo twice and condition. If I don't use Head & Shoulders Classic Clean ($5, walmart.com), I'm going down in flakes by day three. I apply a smoothing hair oil and mist my hair with a heat-protective spray—I like Philip B. Oud Royale Thermal Protection Spray ($28, philipb.com) because my hair never gets fried and it smells awesome—then blow.

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Day Two

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I brush as little as possible to avoid distributing scalp oils throughout. I mist on a little more protective spray, then touch up my ends with a curling iron.

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Day Three

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It's Pilates day, and yeah, I sweat. Bring on the dry shampoo! I refresh my blowout by going over it with a round brush and blow-dryer. (You can either find the best dry shampoo for post-workout or even consider scalp Botox to stop sweat—yeah, it's a thing.)

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Day Four

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More dry shampoo at the roots, heat-protective spray everywhere, then a curling iron to lift the sagging style. (Luckily, these dry shampoos are blowout friendly.)

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Day Five

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Dry shampoo from root to tip; the grip it gives preps my hair for an updo (topknot, anyone?). And after five days, it's time to lather, rinse, and repeat. (Trying to make it through another workout? Throw your hair into one of these double-duty workout hairstyles that look great while you sweat, and leave your hair looking even better after.)

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"Girl with No Job" and "Boy with No Job" Do Yoga with Cats

A lot of people loathe regular yoga—all the quietness, balancing, breathing, and contorting into shapes equal absolute hell if you're not into it. Now imagine letting the thing you're most afraid of (spiders, snakes, your ex-boyfriend, etc.) wander around the room while you're downward-dogging. Sounds like a total nightmare, right?

Day Five

Dry shampoo from root to tip; the grip it gives preps my hair for an updo (topknot, anyone?). And after five days, it's time to lather, rinse, and repeat. (Trying to make it through another workout? Throw your hair into one of these double-duty workout hairstyles that look great while you sweat, and leave your hair looking even better after.)

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