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Kim Kardashian's weekly hair wash: experts reveal pros and cons

March 3, 2015
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Kim Kardashian caused a stir in the industry when she revealed last week that she only washes her hair once every five days. The 34-year-old, who is married to rapper Kanye West, is renowned for her sleek, glossy black locks which she recently chopped into a long bob, with fans coveting her chic look.

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Kim Kardashian recently revealed she washes her hair once a week

"For my hair, I don't wash it every day," she told Into the Gloss. "We start out with a blowout on day one, then we go into a messier vibe the next day, and then we flat iron it and do a really sleek look on day three since that requires a little oil in the hair."

"Day four could be a slicked-back ponytail," she continued. "On the fifth day is when you wash it. That's a little excessive, maybe."

However, celebrity hairstylist Norris Ogario reveals that those wanting Kim's look should be aware that her routine may not work for everybody. "Kim's hair looks great and obviously, this once-weekly routine works for her, but I find keeping your scalp clean is an essential part of looking after your hair," he said.

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Kim recently had her long glossy black locks chopped into a bob

"Some trichologists do recommend washing hair every day but this is not for everyone," he revealed. "I would suggest two to three times a week minimum as pollution and a build-up of styling products and sweat all contribute to the clogging up of the scalp."

However, he has one major tip for glossy locks no matter what your hair type. "Conditioning is an essential part of taking care of your hair," he said. "In my experience people who only wash once a week tend to have drier and brittle locks. You need to moisturize your hair to tackle dryness at the ends or they will look fluffy and damaged".

"It's pretty simple really, treat your hair like your skin," he advised. "Keep it clean, keep it moisturised and get into a good routine."

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