Shaun White's Hair Secrets Revealed!

02/19/2010 at 06:27 PM ET

Roger L. Wollenberg/Landov

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 23, has wowed snowboarding fans—and millions who didn’t know they were snowboarding fans—with his daredevil double corks and other wild moves. But just as entrancing is White’s lush mane of natural red hair. How does he get it just that fabulous? “My secret is an awesome new product – called water,” White deadpans. “It’s pretty curly on its own. I just use the hotel shampoo and conditioner and wash it every other day, because otherwise it gets huge. Two days of snowboarding in a helmet helps — it looks better dirtier.” Right now, a friend trims his hair for free every two months. But the stylist does more thinning than shortening. “I feel I’ve lost something if I cut it short; but I need to take the weight off.” Though he has tried to brush off the nickname “Flying Tomato,” he has no plans to change his signature color. “If I did, I’d go black to make it Danzig-looking,” he says with a laugh, referring to the punk band. “Black hair looks OK with freckles.” –Lorenzo Benet

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junocomm on

I congratulate Shaun White on his gold medal. If there were a gold medal for awesome red hair he would definitely win that too. The person that cuts his hair does a great job of taming his curls.I have curly hair also, and can say from experience that great cut helps a whole lot.

Jackie on

Seriously, his HAIR? “Shaun White’s Hair Secrets Revealed!” OMG, nice reporting. Who gives a flying fornication about how he keeps his hair in great shape? Perspective, please.

Jon on

Interesting to hear!

Rhonda on

I love red hair, just not on guys. I know this is his natural color, but I don’t care for it. Maybe if he cut it or something. He and his hair always look unkempt.

Taylor on

i love shaun white and his hair, he’s fabulous (:

Ana Gabriela on

Shaun and his red hair, they go right with each other. I think his hair is gorgeous, I which I had a hair like that =)

Audrey on

Oh my God Jackie, give us all a break! It’s just a fun tongue in cheek article, NOT to be taken seriously! The only gold medal you’ll ever get in YOUR life is one for being such a downer!

Richard L. Hudgins on

Shaun, Enjoy your hair while you can grow it. I am 66 years old. Most of my hair is gone. *sigh*

Rich on

I’m just an old fart, but I recognize brilliance.

Shaun is easily the best I’ve seen. Thank you for the fantastic entertainment man.

Mimi on

he’s amazing!! he’s very popular here in japan too :)

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