If you wear your hair in ponytails a lot!
If you wear your hair in a ponytail or a bun in the same spot every day, youre causing breakage, says Anderson.
Healthy-hair fix: Let your hair down! But if you must put it up, look for elastics with a plastic-y feel so they glide through hair, says Corby. Try Blax Snag-Free Hair Elastics Ponytail Holders stylists love them.
If you frequently wield a flat iron
Women who use flat irons hit the same areas with the same intensity day after day, explains Corby. You can easily burn your hair.
Healthy-hair fix: Do as much as you can with the blow-dryer, says Corby. It causes less damage than an iron. Also, coat your strands with a silicone-free heat-protective serum. Try Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Radiant Smoothing Lotion, with hydrating rhodiola extract.
If you dont address your dandruff
You never want to leave dandruff to its own devices, says Anderson. The more you scratch, the worse it gets youll end up damaging your scalp. And a healthy scalp means healthy hair, she says.
Healthy-hair fix: Stop the itch with a dandruff-controlling shampoo and the latest innovation: dandruff-fighting conditioner. Head & Shoulders Conditioner Dry Scalp Care boosts the effectiveness of active anti-dandruff ingredients left on the scalp by 50 percent.