Gorgeous Hair

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By Woman’s Day

1 | Camouflage roots by zigzagging your part rather than making it straight.

2 | Brush hair from roots to ends nightly. This distributes natural oils throughout the shaft and gives hair a healthy sheen.

3 | Be direct when telling your hairstylist what you want, and bring photos from magazines of styles you like.

4 | Doing your color yourself? Don’t make too drastic a change. Stay within one or two shades of your natural color.

5 | Comb wet hair like the pros: Hold a handful at a time and work from center to ends, then scalp to center.

6 | Never let a stylist interfere with the natural hairline on your neck. The hair there is cowlicklike and will stick out when it grows.

7 | Always rinse out conditioner (which should go on hair ends) with cold water to seal the cuticle and promote shine.

8 | Protect hair from sun damage with a scarf or hat.

9 | Keep a blowout lasting days longer by sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase.

10 | Change your part to boost body and volume.

11 | To fix hat-head, bend over and shake your head a few times. Then run fingers through hair to add volume.For even more body, mist a natural-bristle brush with hairspray, bend over and brush lightly from underneath.

12 | Avoid frizz: Use only a widetooth comb, especially when hair is dry.

13 | If you color your hair, look for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, which don’t contain harsh detergents.

14 | Stop flyaway hair! Spray Static Guard on your comb or brush. Or smooth an antistatic dryer sheet along your head.

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