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Hair Care Guide to Products and Treatments: Understanding the Top 9 IngredientsHair Care Guide to Products and Treatments: Understanding the Top 9 Ingredients

Overwhelmed by the myriad choices available when it comes to shampoos, conditioners, styling products and hair treatments? Don’t despair – this list of nine common ingredients will get you started to finding the most effective products for your hair type. Read on for details on great ingredients and products to add to your hair care arsenal.

Spring 2013 Hair Treatments for Winter DamageSpring 2013 Hair Treatments for Winter Damage

The winter chill may finally be fading, but your hair is likely still suffering the after-effects of cold, dry air. Not to worry; part of “spring cleaning” is also getting your hair in top shape, and we’ve got tips to help you make the transition. Read on for top hair treatments to repair the five most common problems caused by winter weather – and you’ll have radiant, healthy locks just in time for spring.

Hair Styling Tips for the Season’s Latest Trends: Essential Hair Tips to Prevent DamageHair Styling Tips for the Season’s Latest Trends: Essential Hair Tips to Prevent Damage

Maintaining a gorgeously hip 'do requires an everyday styling routine that can take a toll on the health and appearance of your tresses. From thermal damage caused by hot tools to hair loss from over-brushing, it’s important to prevent styling-induced harm. Here are 10 simple tips to get started.

A Step-by-Step How-To Guide for the Season’s Hottest Hairstyles A Step-by-Step How-To Guide for the Season’s Hottest Hairstyles

Ready to refresh your hair care and styling routine, but not sure where to start? With the help of hair pros and visionary style bloggers, we’ve demystified the art of trendy hairstyles into simple steps that anyone can follow. From perfecting a sleek top-knot bun to the basics of braiding, here are the how-tos for the hottest hairstyles of the New Year – no complexity required.

Cold Weather Diet for Healthy Skin and HairCold Weather Diet for Healthy Skin and Hair

With winter comes frigid air and harsh winds, triggering common cold weather beauty concerns including dry skin, split ends and frizz. Hydrating products can restore moisture, but adopting a nourishing diet to fortify skin and hair will keep you looking healthy and radiant from the inside out, all winter long.

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Q: What ingredients should I look for if I’m noticing thinning hair?

A: Unfortunately, female hair loss is quite common. Using a daily formula to combat hair loss won’t stop the process, but can definitely help. Minoxidil is a key ingredient in effective treatment products like Rogaine and similar treatment products. Try Rogaine Regular Strength for Women Triple Pack. Additionally, biotin and vitamins in hair products can help strengthen hair. For more on how to treat female hair loss, read this article: A Deeper Understanding of Women's Hair Loss: Causes and Treatments for Thinning Hair.

Q: Can I deal with dandruff at home, or do I have to see a doctor to get an effective treatment?

A: Dandruff is a common but treatable condition, and you can find a variety of shampoos, conditioners and treatment products to soothe itchy, flakey scalps. Key ingredients include over-the-counter ingredients like zinc and coal tar, as well as botanical ingredients like tea tree oil. Read more on effective dandruff products here: Products for Dandruff: Soothing Itchy Scalp.

Q: Are there hair products that protect the hair and scalp from sunburn? I’m worried about being at the beach and pool a lot this summer.

A: As summer gets closer, you’ll find a wide array of UV protective hair products, such as Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide. These are a great idea if you have color-treated hair, or are worried about general everyday damage. You can also find special sun-protective formulas for the scalp, like Quintessence Q-Sunshade Leave In Hair Conditioner and Scalp Protectant SPF 30. For maximum protection, wear a hat!

Q: During cold weather my hair always suffers from static. I can’t put on a sweater or wear a hat without looking like a tesla coil. How can I tone down the static this winter?

A: Static-prone hair can definitely be a problem during winter. Caused by the electrical charge generated by the friction of dry hair against fabric, you can reduce static by adding moisture to your locks with a leave-in conditioner or styling cream like Frederic Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Tame and Style Creme. In a pinch, tame frizz by lathering a bit of hand lotion over your locks.

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