Ask David: Dealing with Damaged Hair

Today I thought we’d deal with 2 very related questions that readers had for David, dealing with damaged hair! Obviously this isn’t a black or white issue, there are all sorts of degrees of damage. Whether you’re a heated styling tool addict (like me), color your hair (me again) or any number of other things, chances are that you also have damaged your hair. Here are a few tips for dealing with it! I am…

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Ask David: How to Add Volume to Your Flat Braid Without Backcombing

Yes, see that braid? It has volume, is a very small piece of hair, and this is second day hair and I didn’t even use a dry shampoo to do it! I did it following David’s directions below. First, here’s this week’s question! How to braid your hair so it doesn’t look thin and limp? (Without backcombing or teasing?) -Shannon David’s Answer: First, you’ll need to improve the appearance of your hair’s thickness. Blow dry…

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Dear David: What’s the Deal With Sulfates?

So, for years I’ve heard that sulfates are something to avoid in hair care and skin care products. I know it can cause irritation and dryness for skin, but what do they do to the hair? Thanks! -Christine (Yes, me! On the phone with David) Sulfates are primarily used for creating a more lathering effect in your hair products. They do help to clean the hair, but as they remove product build up, they take…

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Ask David: Will Coloring My Hair Affect it… Forever?

I am so scared to dye my hair and I was wondering if dying my hair a lighter or darker color (I am currently light brown) will change my texture and color FOREVER…. obviously it will change it immediately, but will it have long term effects? -Marla First, nothing is forever, after you dye it new hair will grow. You need to have healthy hair before you can have great color. I’m a big fan…

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