A man landed himself in hot water after telling his girlfriend he thought she smelled ‘gross’ – because she would only shower once a week and her hair would always be greasy
A man has landed himself in hot water after telling his girlfriend that she smells ‘gross’ – because she only washes her hair once a week.
Sharing his story anonymously, the man said that he didn’t want to tell his partner that her hygiene routine was so poor, but in the end he felt like he had no choice.
She asked how her hair was, and he answered honestly – to him, it was gross, last it smelled, was greasy, and needed washing much more often.
The woman was furious at her partner’s description of her hair, before going on to say that he was just jealous because he was bald.
Taking to Reddit, the man said: “My girlfriend has really long curly hair. It’s very pretty but she only washes it once a week. She still showers every day but only washes her hair on Sundays.
“I think this is very gross. It doesn’t start to look greasy until the last two days and by this time she puts it up when we’re out in public so you can’t tell, but she wears it down when we’re home and I don’t like the look of it.
“I’ve always had a problem with germs and the look of her oily scalp makes me uncomfortable.
“The other day I told her I didn’t like that she doesn’t wash her hair more and that it looks gross. She got offended and told me I didn’t deserve an opinion on her hair because I don’t have any.”
Soon after sharing his story online, the man was inundated with comments from other Reddit users who said he was in the wrong for complaining.
One wrote: “Curly hair requires a different kind of care than straight hair and washing it too often can damage it. She has obviously worked out a routine that works for her and her curls.
“You get no say in the matter. Your insecurities about germs are a you problem, not hers. And an oily scalp has nothing to do with germs. Don’t lose your hair over something like this.”
While another said: “It is actually very reasonable to wash your hair infrequently. I have long curly hair, it’s grown much healthier and fallen out a lot less washing it maybe twice a week.
“Those oils are good for your hair and scalp. Especially if she has curly hair, overwashing can make your hair dull and frizzy.”