5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Hair Health — No Matter Your Type
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your hair shine.
Even if you’re buying ultra-luxe, high-thread-count sheets, your pillowcase is not as soft as you think it is. “Fabrics like cotton are actually coarse and rough, which lifts the cuticle of your hair and makes it easier for strands to tangle,” says Dr. Yadav. When you use a silk pillowcase, wrap your hair with a silk scarf, or use a
satin-lined cap, your hair glides across the soft material as you toss and turn in your sleep, which means no tangling or breakage. The fabric also prevents moisture loss: “Silk pillowcases absorb less moisture than cotton, so your hair—and your skin—will stay hydrated longer, leaving hair shinier and skin looking healthier with less noticeable fine lines,” says Dr. Yadav.
Give heat-styling a restWhether you’re deeply attached to your curling wand, obsessed with the sleek results of your flatiron, or simply can’t go a day without a blowout, you can bet that your hair is begging for you to chill a little bit. “Heat breaks down your hair cuticle and causes breakage,” explains Manzone. “It’s good to take breaks [by] air drying your hair whenever you can, even if it’s a few times a week or a few times a month.” headtopics.com
Don't skimp on deep conditionerPiotr Marcinski / EyeEmNo matter the texture, your hair can crave intensive care from a deep conditioner or mask. “All hair types can benefit from doing one every month or so to maintain health, whether it be for moisture or repair,” says Manzone. As Dr. Yadav explains, “Deep conditioning treatments promote healthier, more manageable hair that's less prone to breakage and damage.” She recommends formulas that are rich in plant-based oils like avocado, argan, and coconut. Apply to clean, damp hair, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends of your strands, then leave it in for at least 20 minutes (or even overnight—just protect that new silk pillowcase with a clean towel or old t-shirt!) before thoroughly rinsing.
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