Learn from the pros to keep your do
looking like a dashing diva at any age.
Oct, 29, 2008
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Get the Ax (20s)
Victoria’s Secret Model Selita Ebanks hacked off her lovely locks this past year, but it’s not as drastic as it sounds. A friendly chop does the body good, ridding the hair shaft of damaged strands due to pollutants and chemicals. If your too scared to get the ax, a trim once every 12 weeks will suffice; in fact, it will prevent further breakage up the hair shaft.
Our hair craves moisture. For sleek, high-shine hair like Actress Rosario Dawson’s, use a daily hair serum or gloss like BioSilk Silk Therapy, $21.99, at drugstore.com, to repair split ends, moisturize and smooth the hair cuticle. Just a dab will do. Avoid heavy hair oils that leave build up and drown the hair shaft.
“I Think I Love My Wife” actress Gina Torres masters ultra sleek hair. Get the look with a ceramic flat iron, but play it safe. Use a heat-protecting serum or spray such as Nexxus Heat Protexx Protection Styling Spray, $13.99, at drugstore.com, to ensure your tresses look and feel healthy.
When adding luscious streaks like Stacey Dash’s, it is important to keep your hair moisturized, as dye tends to dry out the strands, which then leads to major breakage. Use a weekly deep conditioner treatment such as Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask to recover damaged hair and to add shine.
Get more advice on what to do if you’re experiencing hair loss.
Some of us love straight tresses, but our hair may hate us for it. Heat can cause major damage, so avoid using it as much as possible. To get a look like Pam Grier’s, try wrapping your hair nightly or using rollers to keep some bend in your ends. If you can’t tear away from your flat iron just yet, make sure you use a heat protectant.