Hair Trends Keeping Your Hair Healthy at Any Age By Brianna Venekamp Hormone changes, fluctuations in diet and life stressors—not to mention the natural aging process—can adversely affect your hair. What’s your best defense? Reduce the frequency of your hair’s exposure to direct heat Many common hair-care practices can become problematic over time. Reducing the frequency of flat-iron use and blow drying your hair at a lower heat setting can make a big difference.
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Never flat iron wet hair Wet hair is more vulnerable to breakage. Allow your hair to air dry or blow dry your hair on a low setting before using your flat iron. Eat enough protein and get your vitamin levels checked Iron and protein are important for healthy hair. Women can develop iron-deficiency anemia because they aren’t getting enough iron or because of normal monthly menstrual blood loss. Vitamin D, omega, fish oils or a generic multivitamin with iron can help.
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Update your products It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with products. You’re comfortable with them. You know what they do. However, new silicone technology has revolutionized hair conditioning, smoothing the cuticle, temporarily mending split ends, decreasing combing friction, improving the ability of hair to retain color, and decreasing hair breakage. Healthy habits are the best defense to help your hair maintain its texture and radiance at any age!
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