How To Keep Long Hair Healthy

Ben GoldsteinBen GoldsteinQuestion:
My long hair gets superdry in the summer. What's the best way to care for it?


"People with long hair need to treat it with special care or it can get strawlike," says Ken Paves, an L.A. hairstylist whose clients include Jennifer Lopez.

To do:
Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (on ends only) every other day. Rinse with water alone on off days. Avoid heat-styling (blow-drying, flat-ironing) as often as possible, but if you must, prep hair with a protective spray, such as Charles Worthington Results Stay Cool Spray, first.

Another tip:
When you're at the beach, spread some of the sunscreen you use on your body through your hair so that it doesn't dry out and get crispy. For long hairstyle ideas, expert advice and product recommendations check out our hairstyle handbook.

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