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In a heat-loving, product-obsessed world, it can be easier than you think to damage your crowning glory. Thankfully, our experts have a few practical tips to ensure you have your healthiest hair yet.
Who doesn’t want soft, moisturized tresses (a telltale sign of good health)? When it comes to our locks,
we can quickly identify what we want, but it’s just as important to determine when they’re in need of some serious TLC.
Courtney Adeleye, founder of the hair care brand The Mane Choice, explains there are clear indicators that your tresses aren’t living up to their full potential. She says it’s time to make some serious changes “if it’s hard to keep the hair shiny, it doesn’t revert back to its natural state after being straightened or it’s excessively wider at the roots versus the ends.”
Michelle Henry, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, agrees but brings up another often overlooked red flag: excessive dandruff. “I always ask my patients who complain about dandruff how severe it is, because it too can be a sign the scalp needs to be taken care of,” she says.
To get things back on course, “keep up a consistent regimen, which includes washing your hair and scalp bimonthly and paying attention to your moisture and protein balance,” Henry says. Adeleye adds, “Use products that perform [well] and keep the hair healthy by being formulated with ingredients that will improve [its] integrity.”
Last but not least, eat a balanced diet. Many people forget this simple but integral part of making their
#healthyhairgoals a reality.
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