source: Health.com Q&A Hair care tips from Bobbie Brown
Do you have any quick hair-drying tips?
--Katie Greenthal, Los Angeles, CA
Bobbi: Step out of the bathroom—the humidity in there extends your drying time. Blot (don’t rub!) wet hair with an absorbent microfiber towel and air-dry for a bit. In a pinch, facial moisturizer can double as a hair product, preventing frizz, according to my hairstylist, Eric Dominguez of Eric Salon in Montclair, New Jersey.
Do I need to change my makeup if I change my hair color?
—Rosa An, New York City
Bobbi: For the most part, adding a few highlights or going slightly lighter or darker won’t affect the colors you wear on your face because your skin tone stays the same. However, any drastic hair change may require some makeup tweaks.
Going much lighter? Switch to cooler shades like light pinks on your cheeks, purples on your eyes, and pinky-reds on your lips. If you go dark, try warmer shades like rose and berry colors. If you go red, use caramel colors on your lips and eyes.
How can I keep my hair color from turning brassy in the summer?
--Katie McConnaughey, Queens, New York
Bobbi: The best strategy is to shield your hair from the sun. My colorist says UV rays love to break apart hair-dye molecules, which can lead to fading. I’m a fan of baseball hats in the summer, but you can also wear a bandanna. At the beach, I protect my hair by coating it with regular spray-on sunscreen, which leaves it super-shiny. Also, I use a color-correcting shampoo or conditioner that eliminates brassiness by depositing just a bit of color pigment.
Eating a variety of healthy foods will give you the mane you've always dreamed of. Fill up on these nutrients to begin growing your healthiest hair ever.
Several studies have found that vitamin D may help activate hair growth. However, D is a tricky vitamin. Few foods contain it naturally, and although sitting in the sun for a few minutes a day can help your body produce more of it, many experts advise against it due to the increased exposure to harmful UV rays. Your best bet? Take a 1,000 IU supplement daily, and try these recipes that contain vitamin D.
Iron and zinc
Iron and zinc help hair follicles to grow, says Wilma Bergfeld, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. She suggests eating lean red meat, which is rich in both nutrients, twice a week. Pair non-meat sources, such as soybeans or lentils, with a vitamin C-rich food like an orange to boost iron absorption.
Protein is one of the building blocks of life, promoting cell growth and repair—and it boosts your hair strength, too! Women should get at least 46 grams a day (3 ounces of chicken has about 23). Follow this guide to determine exactly how much protein you should be consuming daily.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Eat fatty fish (like salmon) twice a week for hydrated hair, or take up to 1 gram a day of a DHA and EPA supplement. In addition to silky hair, omega-3s may help relieve depression and are a proven heart-helper.
Eggs are rich in this B vitamin essential for growth. (They're also an excellent source of protein, choline, and vitamin D.) Not an egg fan? You could also take 30 mcg supplement daily.
source - Health.com
Try these tricks for a smooth, chic look—and perennial shine:
source: Harper Bazaar
Break out your flat iron—straight, shiny, and center-parted hair is one of the biggest trends for 2017. But this style only works if your hair looks healthy—not fried. Be sure to mist a heat protectant through your hair before touching it with a straightener.
#2 The High Ponytail
Slick your hair up. All the way up. Done in rumpled texture or stick-straight, the high ponytail adds both an elegance and ease to every ensemble. Bonus: the tighter you secure it, the more lifted your face looks (but maybe pop an Advil or two first).
Jessica is stylist & owner of Extravaganza Hair Salon & Barber Shop.