07 daily habits that guarantee healthy hair

Get Regular Haircuts

All of the experts agree: Avoiding the salon is counterproductive to growing out your hair. "The ends are drying and splitting, so you're not getting the length

Go Natural as Often as You Can

Your hair needs a rest from everything it endures during the week. Lindsey Bordone, a dermatologist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York

Don't Ignore Your Scalp

If you're constantly scratching your head due to dryness and itchiness, and drugstore shampoos aren't helping, consult a doctor. "Don't ignore it," says Bordone. "A chronic itch traumatizes your scalp

Maintain a Healthy Diet

How does a balanced diet relate to healthy hair? "Protein is the building block of hair, because hair is keratinized protein," Pullan says. Like all your body parts, hair relies on protein from your die

Avoid Hot Tools

If you insist on blow-drying your hair every day, be smart: Don't concentrate the highest heat level on your hair for a long time

Deep Condition Every Week

This is one healthy hair habit both dermatologists and hairstylists agree on: Incorporate a deep conditioner into your weekly hair care routine for extra hydration.

Wear Hats

The sun oxidizes your hair and dries it out," Pullan says. So while a hat protects your face from the sun, it also protects your scalp from burning and hair from dehydrating.