When we think of the carefully curated list of celebrities with hair we envy, Jennifer Aniston lands near the top. Throughout the years, her sun-kissed mane has reached icon status, right alongside Aniston herself. Though her current hairstyle is decidedly more modern than the cultural phenomenon that was The Rachel (#RIP), the signature sleek, effortless vibe has stayed the same—and is exactly what makes thousands of women thrust photos of her to their hairdressers and scream, “GIVE ME THIS!”
It comes as a surprise, then, when Aniston tells us this little tidbit: “My natural hair is wavy, curly, and frizzy—it takes a whole village,” she says. “I used to be very unskilled with a hair-dryer and hairbrush. I’ve gotten good, very good.” Obviously, we had to know more. From her own hair icons to the new overnight product she’s obsessed with, keep scrolling for Jennifer Aniston’s six beauty secrets.
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Secret #1: She Doesn’t Wash Her Hair
When we ask Aniston for the secret to her enviable mane, she brings up some expert advice. “The first thing [my hairstylist] Chris McMillan says is don’t wash your hair,” she tells us. “But I can’t leave my hair alone—it looks like crap! That was before Living Proof, though.” The actress is also the co-owner of the MIT scientist–created haircare line, which she says is a total “total game changer” because of the silicone-free formulas. As for how long she’s gone without washing her hair at a time? “I’ve gone a week sometimes!” she admits. We’ll be holding that knowledge close to heart the next time we can’t gather the energy to shampoo.
Secret #3: She Doesn’t Blow-Dry
Aniston’s daily hair routine is more low-key than you would think—and no blow-dryers are involved. “When I’m not working, I let my hair air-dry, then finger dry around my hairline and let it go,” she says. “It helps your hair stay healthier.”
Secret #4: She Has Icons Too
Since Aniston is a modern-day hair icon, we had to ask the actress whose strands she envied back in the day—and she was quick to rattle off a list: “Valerie Bertinelli, Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Tiegs, and Brigitte Bardot all had gorgeous hair. Oh, and Julia Roberts!”
Secret #6: She Used to Be a Sun Bunny
We had to ask—what advice would Aniston give her 16-year-old self? “Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!” she says. “I am obsessed with sunscreen. I was an avid tanner back in the day. I loved the sun. I loved the beach. I was definitely a sun bunny—it’s hard even today to resist it.” Protection first!