1. Washing your hair every day.  No ma’am! Washing your hair everyday will cause more damage than good. Hair needs to absorb the natural oils your scalp produces. Having oily hair is a good thing! If the oiliness is too much for comfort you can always try using a dry shampoo to help calm the oily appearance.
  2. Heat. Avoid using heat with your styling regimen on a daily basis. Always use a heat protector for your hair and avoid blow drying your hair fresh out of the shower. Let your hair air dry a bit before using a blow dryer to style, our tip is do your makeup while your hair air dries a bit to help time fly. Avoid using the Hottest setting on any styling tool. Too much heat will pull all the moisture needed to keep your hair soft and healthy.
  3. Changing your look with the season. Although we all know that summer locks look best light and fall usually asks for deep browns, avoid over coloring your hair. Constantly putting your hair through rigorous hair treatments to alter you natural shade can lead to breakage and dryness. Try sticking to shades closer to you natural tone, you’ll be surprised how many people will actually comment on this magic new shade your sporting (the natural you always wins).
  4. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. We all remember those iconic Marsha Brady moments where the beautiful teen icon would sit and brush her beautiful long hair. Yes stimulating your hair follicles can help with hair health and growth but using the wrong brush or technique can actually do more damage than good. Avoid brushing your hair immediately after a shower, use a wide tooth comb, and comb through your hair carefully.
  5. Your signature look. Last but not least, mix it up. Whether it’s a high pony or a simple braid, make sure you alternate hairstyles. Wearing your ponytail in the same place all the time can cause excessive wear in that single area. Avoid extra tight elastic bands. Elastic bands usually cause more harm than good typically pulling out hair and even causing breakage. Opt for alternatives like hair clips or hair ties that help keep your hair up without damaging it.
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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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