Here’s how to do it right: lashings and lashings of dry shampoo and an insouciant twist make the laziest, best-looking way to get out of washing your hair

I have to put my hands up and admit that I am in fact a fully fledged member of the scummy hair club

There are some people who religiously wash their hair every morning and I have to say I applaud their dedication to hit the bottle so often.

Personally, I’m a little more, shall we say, economical with my shampoo. I say I wash my hair every second day but in reality I couldn’t be arsed going through the rigmarole of a blow dry so I have to put my hands up and admit that I am in fact a fully fledged member of the scummy hair club. Now, before you get all judgey, I’d like to point out that I do have a daily body shower so I’m not a total scummer.

And I’m not one of those weirdos who lets their hair wash itself, but on occasion, I’ve been known to not wash my hair for four days at a time. Maybe even five if I’m honest. That does include days where I’ve gone to bootcamp…

But, in my defense, I work from home so it seems such a waste to wash my hair when the only human contact I have on a typical day is the lads down in the Centra underneath my apartment block – my boyfriend doesn’t count. And when I do eventually wash my hair, it feels frickin’ amazing – soft, shiny and full of volume – so the days of feeling a bit scummy and slightly mortified of my obviously greasy topknot are totally justified.

scummy hair

Michaela and Kristen make the up-thrown bun look gross; greasy roots and a bobble-head effect don’t score points. Soz ladies.

It couldn’t make the cocaine smuggling any less illegal but there’s only so much a foam doughnut can do

But how does one get away with scummy hair without looking well, totally scummy? If the Peru Two have taught us anything, it’s that the topknot is scummy hair’s saviour. It’s the staple style that can transform even the tattiest of tresses into something a lot more socially acceptable. It couldn’t make the cocaine smuggling any less illegal but there’s only so much a foam doughnut can do – it can’t perform bleedin’ miracles after all.

So, if you’re ever feeling a bit guilty about pressing snooze and not washing your barnet for the third, fourth or gasp, fifth day in a row, glance upwards, look out for fellow scummies on the streets and breathe a sigh of relief that you’re not alone.

And anyway, all the best hairdressers in the world say it’s best to not wash your hair everyday as it strips all the natural oils out, so there. See you in the dry shampoo aisle!