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10 Tips For Better Hair (And Less Washing)

Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner or L’Oreal’s EverCreme Cleansing Balm* to clean your hair without stripping it dry.

  • Once a week, use a clarifying shampoo. If you tend to use a lot of hair products, you’ll know how you can get product buildup in your hair, and it can drastically weigh your hair down. Clarifying shampoos, like Herbal Essences Tea-Rightfully Clean Shampoo or the Hair Food Strawberry Ginger Root Clarifying Shampoo*, break down all of that buildup and allow your hair to be bouncy and voluminous again.
  • Invest in a Tangle Teezer. If you have long hair or tend to get tangles easily, brushing them out with a regular hairbrush is a guaranteed way to ensure breakage and split ends. Instead, spend a few extra dollars to get yourself a Tangle Teezer, which is a detangling brush that painlessly works out knots and tangles without breaking the strands.
  • Dry your hair with an old t-shirt. I know this one may sound a little weird, but trust me. When you vigorously dry your hair with a towel after washing, it will cause your tresses to become frizzy and tangled. Switch out your towel for an old t-shirt, and gently squeeze sections of your hair with it to remove excess moisture without damage.
  • Embrace oils. There are so many amazing oils out there that combat a variety of hair problems – frizziness, humidity, lack of volume, dullness, etc. I love using a couple different oils to help tame flyaways and keep my hair looking shiny and healthy.
  • Get your hair cut regularly. This is one of those old tips that you’ve probably heard over and over again, but it’s actually something that you really should stick to. I’m horrible at making regular appointments, but when I do go in for a trim, my hair always feels so much healthier and it grows a bit quicker too.
  • Go easy on the heat. Your hair can get extremely damaged from excessive blow drying and flat ironing. Try your best to not use heat styling every day, and when you do, make sure to use a heat protectant spray to help care for your strands.
  • Keep your hair clean between washes. Since you’re not washing your hair every single day, how will you manage to keep it clean? My tips are to brush it once a day (this will evenly distribute the natural oils all throughout your hair so you don’t get a greasy-looking scalp), use dry shampoo on the in between days, and try not to touch your hair too much because this can make it greasy faster.
  • Get to know your hair type. Having a good relationship with your hair means understanding it’s specific type. Study your hair and get to know how it behaves when it’s wet, dry, humid, etc. Once you know what kind of hair you have, you’ll be able to find the proper tools and products to get it looking it’s best.
  • Find a mask. I absolutely love hair masks, and always recommend them for anyone suffering from dry, limp, or dull hair. I use one once or twice a week, and am a huge fan of the Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask. Products like this are a special treatment for the hair, and they help give your tresses its life back.
  • What are your best haircare tips?

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