4 Tips for Healthier, Shinier, Prettier Hair This Fall

by Petra Guglielmetti

Mark LeibowitzMark Leibowitz Summer can be rough on your strands, so now's the perfect time of year to do a little healthy-hair boot camp. Here are four tips that celebrity hairstylist Josue Perez swears by (his many A-list clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, and Sarah Jessica Parker).

1. Stop shampooing every day. "The chemicals within shampoo can dry out your scalp; it's best to shampoo three to four times a week," Perez says. "On the off days, wash hair with water and condition only the ends."

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2. Designate a deep-conditioning day. "Since we all love our hair tools and styling, it's really important to deep-condition once a week," Perez says. "This will keep your ends from splitting and fraying, keeping that dried-out look away!"

3. Remember the prep step. Before heat styling, "always use a spray that protects hair against damage, and use use tools that are designed specifically to minimize heat damage with protective coating and an ionic generator."

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4. Choose pretty-hair foods.
"Healthy, strong hair surprisingly has a lot to do with our diet," Perez says. "To get the healthiest hair, it's best to eat foods high in protein and omega fatty acids, such as salmon, nuts, eggs, and cheese."

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