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3 Unexpected Tips for Better Hair

By Genevieve Cunningham

Luscious locks bring out the envy in all of us. We all want to rock that perfect hair that seems to fall perfectly into place no matter the conditions or situation around us. Of course, we’re not all so blessed with that kind of luck. Instead of focusing on what we don’t have, the better bet is to learn how to care for what we do have. If you have any hair at all, learning how to take care of it properly can make it look better and reduce some of that jealousy. But how do we do this? Take a look at these three slightly unexpected hair tips for keeping your tresses healthy and beautiful day in and day out.

Stop Washing So Much

While washing is definitely a necessity, it’s not necessary to wash every single day. In fact, doing so can actually dry out your hair and make it more brittle. Instead, adopt an every other day or (gasp!) every three days washing routine. If you’re used to washing every day, this might feel gross at first, but your hair will adapt quickly. And what will the results be? You’ll have stronger hair, more shine, a lighter bounce, and a healthier look overall.

Trim Your Ends

This isn’t actually an unconventional idea, but far too many people skip it. The ends of the hair tend to split and become brittle. By trimming these pieces off on a regular basis, you may boost the strength of the strand as a whole and discourage the splitting from continuing upward. You don’t have to trim it every week, but sticking to once every six to eight weeks can do wonders for the appearance of your hair.

Skip the Ponytail

What girl doesn’t love a good ponytail? It gets the hair out of your face and out of the way. But the rubber band that holds it back pulls and breaks the hair. While an occasional ponytail is necessary, try to incorporate plenty of other styles to minimize damage. It can also be helpful to find gentler ways to pull your hair back, such as a soft holder, clips, or a soft braid.

We generally get whatever hair we’re going to get. If only we could request it at birth, we’d all be happy, but unfortunately that’s not not possible. Instead of wishing and hoping for something you don’t have, just give these tips a try to protect the hair you have and feel good with your new and improved 'do.

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