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  • They deep condition every week. This is the beauty tip that both dermatologists and hairstylists agree on—you should incorporate a deep conditioner into your weekly hair care routine for extra hydration. They wear hats. The sun oxidizes your hair and dries it out. So while a hat protects your face from the sun, it also protects your scalp from burning and hair from dehydrating. They [...]

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    They get regular haircuts. Avoiding the salon is counterproductive to growing out your hair. The ends are drying and splitting, so you’re not getting the length. Regular trims ensure minimal split ends or breakage, and a trim every six to eight weeks is the general timeline for a cut. They go natural as often as they can. Your hair needs a rest from everything it endures during the [...]

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    Do the products under your sink have you scratching your head? Wondering how to get that salon look at home? With a Grooming Guru House Call, I’ll show you how to look your best with what you’ve got, clear out products with toxic ingredients and save a pretty penny, too! Your Grooming Guru, Barbara Brant-Williams, is a certified organic hair color specialist and the #1 expert in [...]

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    Add hair loss to the problems that poor nutrition can cause. If your body doesn’t get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals, it cannot sustain hair growth. Not getting enough iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia, which can contribute to hair loss as well. Bad habits like crash or fad diets can contribute to the problem, and hair loss is a common side effect of eating disorders like [...]

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    Smart hair care includes what not to do. If you have a change of heart after you dye your hair a dark shade, stripping out the color will open the cuticle so much that it won’t lie as flat as before. The result is hair damage with dry, brittle, frizzy tresses. Black is the hardest to remove; it typically must be done with bleach. This leaves unwanted tones in the hair. Then, you must [...]

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    Another hair care horror: Wearing ponytails or braids too tightly. Wearing hair accessories tightly can cause hair damage as strands pop and break. Chronic pulling on the hair follicle can cause hair loss called traction alopecia, which can be permanent. This is most commonly seen in African-American women who wear their hair in tight braids or cornrows. Men who attach hairpieces in the [...]

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    A common hair-care bad habit is not trimming the ends of your hair when needed. This can leave your locks with hair damage like split ends and breakage. How often you get your ends trimmed depends on what you do to your hair on a daily basis. Someone who straightens or curls their hair often will need to trim more often than someone who simply blow-dries. Look closely at hair ends — if[...]

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    Fused-in hair extensions are glued to approximately five strands of hair, and combing through them can cause hair to break. If you want to remove the extensions, get professional help. This needs to be done very carefully so that hair loss or damage is kept to a minimum. If you want hair extensions, opt for the clip-in variety — they are much better for your hair. Source: [...]

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    Sun goddesses take note: You need to protect your hair as well as your skin from sun damage. The sun can fade color-treated hair, so invest in a good, large hat that will protect against hair damage. Chlorine in swimming pools can dry out your hair and is particularly bad for blondes. Chlorine is blue, blonde is yellow; chlorine coats the hair, leaving it green. Retro beauty tip: [...]

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    Many women use a flat iron to create a smooth, sleek look. But  turn down the heat on your hair.  A common hair care bad habit is over-using a flat iron or putting it on a setting that's too high. A flat iron that’s too hot will cause hair to become dry and brittle, resulting in frizzy hair or hair breakage. The thickness of your hair and the condition it’s in determines the correct [...]

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