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RealSimple.com: 7 Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Healthy Hair

Time Drain: You Wash Your Hair Too Often

Chances are this has become automatic: You get in the shower, you wash your hair—whether it’s dirty or not. But that’s a mistake, say the pros, unless your hair is very oily. Over-washing will remove too much sebum (oil) from the scalp and dry out strands, even if you’re using shampoo touted as gentle.

Speedy Solution

Most women need to shampoo only three times a week—and less often if their hair is on the dry side. “Many of my clients
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can stretch it up to six days,” says Josh. Less frequent washing means you’ll avoid not only excessive cleansing but also excessive blow-drying, another move that can leave hair parched. If you feel compelled to do something between washes, “rinse your scalp with water and condition the ends only,” says Gibson.

(Plamen Petkov)



The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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