They've stood the test of time, handed down from one generation of women to the next. Those age-old beauty commandments-"Thou shalt shampoo daily," "Thou shalt slough away dead skin"-have been faithfully followed for years without question. But did you ever wonder how these universal decrees could possibly apply to all of us? Here, we give you the lowdown from the pros on who really needs to follow these rules and who can-and even should--break them.
Rule 1: Wash Your Hair Every Day
You may be trained to cleanse your mane like clockwork, but you could actually be causing your tresses unneeded distress. "Generally, only women with fine or oily hair need to wash it every day to prevent strands from getting too greasy or weighed down," says Nexxus Creative Director Kevin Mancuso. Those with dry or coarse hair can usually wait a few days before lathering locks, he says, as this helps your scalp's natural moisture rebalance itself and keeps color lookingRead More »from 9 Beauty Rules That Donâ€™t Apply to Everyone