How to Have Healthier Hair
Long, thick lush hair that’s worthy of a shampoo ad is the dream, but how do you get those lush locks if you weren’t born with them naturally? Read on for tips on how to have the healthiest hair.
To have the strongest, healthiest hair possible, it helps to know how you might be damaging your hair. “The top three culprits are excessive hairstyling and coloring, followed by too much sun exposure,” says celebrity hairstylist Angelo David of Angelo David Salon in New York City.
“Think of taking a beautiful blouse and wearing it, washing it and ironing in every day,” says Natasha Sunshine-Antonioni, celebrity hairstylist and owner of the ByuTi Salons in Los Angeles. “That’s what we do to our hair when we style it.” For healthier hair, try to wash and style it no more than every other day, and always use a heat protectant spray when you’re using a blow-dryer, flat iron or curling iron.
While coloring is damaging to your hair, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with your natural color. Opt for a color that’s within two to three shade ranges of your natural hue to avoid overprocessing, and use a deep-conditioning hair mask once a week to repair damaged strands.
Sun can be as damaging for your hair as it is for your skin. “The UV rays from the sun can leave the hair brittle and strip away moisture,” says David. Use styling products that have UV protectants in them, limit your time in the sun and wear a hat or scarf when you’re at the beach.