Woman says people call her 'gross' for only washing hair once a month for 15 years
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How often do you wash your hair?
For the majority of people you ask, it's every couple of days. For some lucky folks, they're able to wash their barnet as little as once a week before it starts to look and feel greasy. Ok...maybe, at an ABSOLUTE stretch, a few people can even just about get away with once a fortnight (with the help of lashings and lashings of dry shampoo). For this lady, a full 31 days is the limit before she feels that her hair is in need of a wash.
TikTok user, cherries_87, has received confused comments from her followers after announcing that she only washes her hair once a month on a previous video, to which she has responded "I feel like I need to clarify a few things for you guys on here".
"Just because I haven't washed my hair in 31 days does not mean I haven't showered or washed in 31 days. You can have a bath and you can have a shower with your hair tied up."
cherries_87, also known as 'Tink', then goes on to explain the reasoning behind leaving such a long period in between washing her hair. "The reason I don't wash it for a while is because it's actually really, really good and really, really healthy for your hair to leave it as long as possible and to let your natural oils do their job."
She also explains that it's how she keeps her hair colour so bright, as she is currently sporting a black, pink and purple split-dye style. Bright coloured hair can require a lot more maintenance and upkeep than natural hair colours, as the colours can fade quicker when exposed to different elements such as water and heat. This results in the hair needing to be dyed more frequently to achieve the desired colour, meaning the hair is more likely to become damaged from bleaching and processing the colours on a more regular basis.
"It's why my hair grows so long, why my hair is so thick, why my hair is so healthy. I have been doing it for literally 15 years or so." She ends the video by clarifying "It's not dirty, it's not disgusting, and I do wash!"
One user shared her thoughts in the comments by saying "I think it’s actually impressive you have trained your hair to do that. Doesn’t look greasy at all looks healthy".