I fully admit that I’m not afraid of heat when styling my hair. (Remember when I totally fried my hair last year? And as a result I’ve been babying it with hair masks for about 9 months now?) As part of my hair rehab, I’ve been avoiding using heat over 400 degrees, though when I found out that John Frieda and Conair recently released a Titanium Plated Flat Iron to mass market retailers, I thought…

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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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I’m not a big hair spray girl. I blame it on the early 1990’s. My heyday, and it was the time of grunge, Nirvana and plaid shirts. Nary a teased and sprayed bang in site! So, I’m not a big spray girl. I’ll use it maybe… twice a week? And when I do I want it to have touchable hold, not be sticky or flaky, my hair can’t turn crunchy…. basically I don’t want it…

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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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Last week I had my hair cut and colored. As always, after paying that much money for hair color, I left the salon swearing that I’d do everything in my power to help my color last as long as possible and to keep my hair as healthy as possible. Which means that I immediately swapped out the shampoo and conditioner in my shower for this new duo from Laid Brand, Shady Girl. First, this duo…

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