Kim Kardashian Only Washes Her Hair Once Every 5 Days

And this is how she hides it.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.