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Healthy Hair Care Tips

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Healthy Hair Care Tips

Tips for Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair Care Tips
Maintaining healthy hair is a matter of treating it like pure silk (and it never hurts to sleep on a satin pillowcase for total smoothness). Follow these tips for shampooing, blow drying and general care for ultra healthy hair, or try on shiny, lustrous hairstyles in our virtual styling studio.

For healthy hair, shampoo it every other day (or even every third day) with a gentle cleanser that's designed for color treated hair if needed. Hair is fibrous, like cotton. If you wash a cotton T-shirt every day, it will fade and become ratty. The same goes for your precious locks.

Prior to shampooing , while still dry, run a paddle brush through your hair 20 times from root to tip, stroking it in all different directions and paying special attention to the scalp (this stimulates hair growth and blood flow and relieves flaking or itching).

Always comb your hair (don't brush it) when wet, use a gentle detangling motion and wear soft rubber bands that won't snag. Even in a pinch, never use the rubber band that's tied around your daily newspaper subscription since it causes serious breakage. Horrors!

When you emerge from the shower, don’t wrap your hair in a towel/turban for more than 5 minutes. The towel/turban will draw out moisture, opening your freshly conditioned, closed hair cuticle and creating a “rough” or frizzy look Your hair will not be able to dry totally smooth and it can appear dull and frizzy. After towel drying your hair, use a paper towel to blot or wring out your hair again. This additional step pulls out moisture without roughing up the cuticle and ensures that the hair will dry faster—with less heat and increased strength and shine.Prior to blow drying your hair, apply three small drops (use less for short hair) of detangling serum to keep the cuticle closed. Rub the serum in the palm of your hands and apply in downward strokes from mid-shaft to ends (do not apply it to your scalp). Apply two more small drops when the hair is almost dry or before using a flat iron. Finish with one more drop, applied in a downward motion from mid-shaft to ends, to add shine when you’re finished blow drying. --Stephanie Simons

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Thanks for the article. I picked up on a couple of tips I had not know before. I'd also just like to put it out there again: always let your hair rest from heat styling every once in a while. This comment has been removed.
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great article! I also like to run a bit of argan oil into my hair to smooth out the frizzies on those days when my hair just don't react too nicely to the weather. This comment has been removed.
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