We've waited with bated breath for this moment. Today, Kim Kardashian is featured on Into the Gloss, which means that, at long last, we have a play-by-play of her beauty routine. Plus a few endearing personal anecdotes like her struggle with psoriasis and the fact that her dad got her game-changing makeup classes for Christmas when she was a teenager.
And while it's filled with luxe products (ooh la La Mer) and high-tech laser treatments with eye-watering price tags, we have but one reason to believe that Kim K is just like us: She doesn't wash her hair everyday. In fact, she only washes, rinses, and repeats every five days, according to her interview, and has it down to a science.
"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," she told ITG. "Day four could be a slicked-back ponytail, and on the fifth day is when you wash it."
Now, because her hair plan is decidedly genius, we're breaking it down day-by-day so that we can make our own blowouts—er, rushed at-home blowdry sessions—last a whole week too.
Day 1: The Bouncy Blowout
If you're going to give yourself a blowout at home, remember that too much product is your number-one enemy and will give it a shorter shelf life. Comb just a nickel-size amount of your favorite product through your damp strands and use a round brush to dry 3-to-4-inch sections of hair. At night, sleep with your hair in a loose topknot to preserve it longer.
Day 2: The Beachy Texture
Spray your roots with dry shampoo (try Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo), then use a medium-sized barrel curling iron or wand to create slightly mussed-up waves. Seal your strands with a beachy salt spray like Bumble and bumble Surf Spray.
Day 3: The Sleek Look
Apply a heat-protection product like CHI 44 Iron Guard, then use a ceramic flat iron (try Kardashian Beauty 3-in1 Ceramic Hairstyling Iron) to smoothe your strands pin-straight. Remember, the Kardashians like their hair as shiny as their lip gloss, so add shine and fight frizz with a top coat like Kerastase Gloss Appeal.
Day 4: The Slick Back
Take cues from RiRi, who also loves this dirty hair-friendly look. Achieve it in three easy steps by: 1) Adding volume to your roots by teasing the top section of your hair 2) Combing your hair directly back (to hold in place, you can add a few pins behind the ears) 3) Setting with LOTS of hairspray.
Day 5: The Wash
Wash, rinse, and repeat as you will, or sneak in other day by taking on the wet-hair look. Just rake your hair back and wet with hair gel or a deep-conditioning treatment (thanks for the tip, ITG!).
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