I get this question a lot: How much should you wash your hair. The answer: it depends entirely on your hair type.
If you have dry and/or curly hair
, you lucky lady, you don't have to wash your hair every day and quite frankly, you shouldn't (it's very likely you know this already). A basic rule of thumb for you is to shampoo twice a week with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
If you have normal hair (and I know of no one who thinks they have normal hair), you can wash your hair up to 5 times a week or as needed. You might find you need to wash hair more times in summer when you're more active (unless you're a skiing fanatic, in which case I say just wear a hat). As for those of us with oily hair (me, me!), contrary to wisdom you may have read in Seventeen magazine in your youth, you can wash hair daily. Skipping a few days is not going to magically turn your limp locks into full body wonder. Unless you soak up the oils with baby powder or a dry shampoo, your hair will resemble the inside of a deep fat fryer.
Learn more in How Often Should I Shampoo My Hair?
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Dermatologists are always touting retinols, antioxidants AND microdermabrasion, but how much skincare is too much? What if one is on a prescription-strength retinoid (like my beloved Retin-A, which I stopped using when I became pregnant)? should she also be subjecting her skin daily to a Vitamin C cream and twice a month to a scrub? I was wondering how much is too much, so I turned to Maryann Mikhail, a dermatologist at Manhattan's Spring Street Dermatology with that exact question.
Find out what she had to say in How Much Skincare is Too Much?
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Whenever I need a quick complexion boost, I mash up a strawberry and massage it all over my skin in a circular motion. Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, which works as an exfoliant getting rid of dead skin cell. Strawberries are also full of Vitamin C, which is great for the skin. I love the way strawberries leave my skin feeling and looking.
For more complicated face scrubs and masks, see My List of the Homemade Face Mask Recipes. You'll find quite a few that include strawberries. >
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You may have read that headline and thought, "duh," but it's amazing how many people shampoo their scalp with their nails instead of the pads of their fingers. Doing so can scratch up your scalp, causing sores and a raw head. I recommend teaching your children early how to properly cleanse their scalps.