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You don’t color your hair and you get a trim every six weeks like you’re supposed to, but your hair is still dull and dry. Sometimes ditching the straightener just isn’t enough, so we’ve got some tips to get your locks looking nice and healthy again.

Here are #HRTY's Seven Tips For Healthier Hair:

Less Product

A lot of the products that we use to keep our hair soft and conditioned are actually doing the exact opposite. Cut down on your product usage for happier hair and check the ingredient list for products you do use. Buy natural leave-in conditioners and avoid anything that contains alcohol – it dries out your hair.

Rinse With Cold Water

Frizzy hair is annoying and is especially present in the summer. Try doing your last rinse with cool or cold water to seal the hair cuticle and prevent frizzing. This also adds shine and makes your hair look super healthy. 

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Instead of using a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. The acidity will remove buildup without stripping your hair of its natural oils. It also seals the hair cuticle to prevent split ends and works as a natural detangler. Mix one cup of water with two tablespoons of ACV and apply to hair after shampooing. 

Go Sulfate-Free

The sulfates in shampoo are what dry out your hair and make it produce extra oil to compensate. Sulfates make your shampoo lather and are also found in most household cleaning products (yikes). While sulfates aren’t good for any hair type, they’re especially bad for curly and color-treated hair. Washing your hair without the suds feels weird at first, but your hair will definitely thank you.

Wash Less

You don’t have to join the "no poo" movement by ditching shampoo altogether, but washing your hair daily is extremely drying. Invest in a good dry shampoo and start skipping a day between washes. 

Ditch The Heat

Your hairdresser probably already preaches to you about how bad heat is for your hair, but it’s the truth. If you must use a heat styler, try to limit yourself to three times a week instead of every day, even if that means washing your hair at night to avoid blow-drying it in the morning. 

Check Your Diet

Are you getting enough protein? Omega 3? Iron? Vitamins? All of these are important when it comes to healthy hair because they strengthen hair and prevent breakage. If you don’t eat enough iron-rich foods like red meat and leafy greens, take a supplement. You can also take a multi-vitamin, but getting your vitamins from a healthy diet is much more beneficial to your hair and your health.

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