Bad news for modern women: Many of today’s common hair care practices are not great for hair follicles. “The types of alopecia we’re seeing are different than what we were seeing 20 years ago because of the different types of processing that people are doing now,” says Roopal V. Kundu, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, “Whereas in the ’70s and the early ’80s the hairstyles were more natural, these days there’s a lot more crunched out styles in terms of perms and putting heat in the hair and keeping it straight, and a lot of tension.”
We spoke with Dr. Kundu about styling practices that lead to damage and simple ways to improve hair health. Ready for healthier hair? Check out Dr. Kundu’s tips:
1. Eat enough protein.
“The basic early advice is make sure you’re looking at your diet, make sure you’re…
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