Shaun White's Hair Secrets Revealed!

02/19/2010 at 06:27 PM ET

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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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DB on

Love that he keeps it real

B on

Shaun White is amazing.

anonymous on

Um. Who cares?

rivalT on

anonymous on February 19th, 2010,

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Tammy on

I love Shaun White. He is amazing! But his hair makes me so jealous. It is gorgeous.

Beth on

LOL! I think that’s great. Ya don’t hear very much about guy’s hair, it’s always about the girls. I love his hair~

Sandy on

OMG! His hair is just amazing! It is pretty bad that a girl would like hair like a guy has! I am so jealous. He is such a good looking guy and I congratulate him on his win. Way to go!

SLF on

Not a fan of the hair but a huge fan of the man!
Awsome snowboarder and a great representative of the USA!

chefdulce on

I love Shaun and his hair. But BS he keeps it so beautiful with hotel shampoo. He is doing some high end product to help the curl relax and form that beautiful and defined curls.

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 :)

Mina on

Awesome how he keeps it real.

And to the downers: Fun articles like this keeps life interesting so we don’t become too serious. If you really didn’t care, you would just skip over it & not post. Simple. By posting rude comments on here, you just want attention of your own.

deb on


No BS at all. My hubby has lush curly hair that most girls would envy. Like Shaun said, it actually looks better when it is a little dirty.

I am not a scientist, but it probably has something to do with NOT stripping all of the natural oils out of the hair, burning it with hot air and hot metal, and then covering it up with a bunch of chemicals.

Just saying

cagirl on

Someone just had to ASK him how he keeps his hair that way? Shaun’s answer was perfect!

lisa on

Never mind the hair this kid is AMAZING on a board!

tina on

What a great guy. So laid-back. Loved his Jimi Hendrix impression at the medal ceremony. There’s nothing fake about him.

Jen on

To Anonymous on Feb 19th w/ the comment, “Um. who cares?”:

If you didn’t care, why the heck did you click on AND read this story? Duh!

Kim on

The less you do to your hair the better. Congrats to Shaun on his Gold medal and all his success. Hope he stays humble and happy.

mckenzie on


The Truth on

It looks mangy.

Lois on

Great guy. Great hair. He looks like Carrot Top.

Joyce on

No words can express how much I enjoy watching Shaun perform his snowboard techniques; his enthusiasm; his smile; and his personality. He is such a fine young man, and I know his family is very proud of him. Who wouldn’t be. I am 71 years old and when I watch Shaun, he makes me smile.

Lori on

I am a girl with curly red hair and I am THRILLED to hear about someone who is proud of their curls! I think if I were a guy, I’d look like Shaun, which is a huge relief since before the only curly, redheaded guy anyone knew was Carrot Top!




WiddoMouse on

I’ve always had a weakness for red headed men. It’s so easy to make them blush.

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Meg on

I was just saying the other day I wish I had hair like Shaun White’s. He’s awesome and his hair is gorgeous!! I don’t know what I’ll do when the Olypics are over. :(

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Lori A on

This Redhead LOVES me some Shaun White!!!

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jscottpurdy on

I don’t think it’s BS that he only uses hotel shampoo….I have naturally curly hair and I don’t use any expensive product either. I use herbal essence products (usually can buy shampoo and conditioner both for $10 or less) and my curls look just like his…except that I’m brunette!

Shane on

As a girl WITH the SAME hair as Shaun I can tell you that on a girl it is soooooo not the same thing. Don’t be jealous- men HATE this hair!!!

MadTownWi on

Shaun White is an awesome snowboarder. And I love his hair! Go redheads. Plus I’m sure he is telling the truth about just using hotel shampoo and conditioner. In my younger days I had ‘softer’ curls like that without any special products. It is possible just rare!

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Mom on

Hotel shampoo is possible. My son has the same hair and it really does look better dirty.

Splum on

He does have nice hair….

rivalT on


Amberlyn on

Wow rivalT you sure are taking down the drags ! YOU ROCK !!

Joy on

Not a big fan of the hair, but can’t see him with any other look. He’s the best of the best and seems like a truly nice guy.

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Teresa on

<3 ahhhh sooo hot!

Amy on

Seriously…who cares!?!

rachele on

He is very cute.

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Roni on

I was a fan of his until I heard that he is a multi-millionaire who has a private training facility built in a remote location where he has to take a helicopter to get to and from. Not to take away from his talent but if I did not have to work full time, and if I had access to a private training facility and had all the time in the world to devote to my sport….. just sayin.

kb on

Someone should fist bump him upside of that hair for his antics during the medal ceremony. What a disgrace!

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Estellita on

My goodness, you took me right back then to my mum doing my ellabt buns…her’s were always pants, I now know why, no hair pins!Would love to see you do a double french plait and princess leia stylee buns..Love S.A.M xx

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