If you still smoke
That nasty habit is not only bad for skin it pollutes your hair, says Anderson. Smoke leaves residue on the scalp and hair, making it look dull.
Healthy-hair fix: Um, quit. Also, use a clarifying shampoo monthly, and consider a facial for your scalp. Just like the rest of our skin, the skin on our scalp needs to be addressed, says Maggi. Try Nioxin Scalp Renew, an in-salon dermabrasion treatment that removes buildup and unclogs follicles.
If you dont use UV protection
You shield your hair from UV rays at the beach, but what about at the office? Like the sun, the fluorescent lighting in your office fades color and damages hairs integrity, says Corby.
Healthy-hair fix: Use styling products with UVB and UVA protection. Its important to have protectants in your styling products too, says Maggi. Styling products stay in hair, while your shampoo rinses out. Try Logics Color DNA styling products, with UV filters.
If you rely on the shampoo at your gym
Sure, its convenient to use the stuff provided in the locker room, but it could be stripping your tresses of essential moisture. Most gyms choose economical detergent-like shampoos, says Corby. The pH of these shampoos is often better suited to scrub oil off the streets than the oil in your hair after a 30-minute workout.
Healthy-hair fix: BYOB! Toting travel-size bottles of quality sulfate- and salt-free products will make a big difference in how your hair looks and feels. Try PureOlogy shampoos and conditioners, which come in a gym bag-friendly size.