7 Genius Hair Care Tricks That Really Work

7 Genius Hair Care Tricks That Really Work

Great advice from real women to take your hair to the next level.


By Leah Maxwell

Your hair can be your best accessory ... or your worst. And since you can’t just toss it in a drawer like a pair of old earrings, it’s always worth putting some time and effort into making your locks look their best. We asked women on CafeMom and social media to share their go-to tips for great hair, and we can’t wait to try the suggestions. Check out their genius advice, and don’t forget to leave your own in the comments!

1. “Dirty hair braids best. If your hair’s too clean, add some dry shampoo or mousse for the same effect.” – Julia M., Alameda, California

2. “I [only] wash my daughter’s curly hair about two times per month and leave in a bit of regular conditioner after every bath. (Don’t use it on the scalp, though.)” -- Austin S., Minneapolis, Minnesota

3. “Use dry shampoo at night. The hair gets less greasy, because you have a ‘base’ to absorb all that oil, instead of mopping it up in the morning.” -- Lexa L., Washington, D.C.

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4. “I just stick to shampoos and conditioners that work with my hair. I also only condition the bottom half of my hair, not my scalp, to keep it from getting greasy. I run my fingers through it in the shower to get out tangles, and never use a brush.” -- Anonymous

5. “I only wash my hair every couple of days, because I’ve found as I’ve gotten older (and especially with the short hairstyle I have had for months now), I really don’t need to wash it too often.” -- Lisa X., Arizona

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6. “Eat a healthy diet and always take your vitamins.” -- Anonymous

7. “Instead of blindly following the latest trends, I work with my stylist to find a look that works for my hair. It makes a huge difference when I don’t have to fight with my hair every day.” -- Anonymous

What’s your secret to making your hair look its best?


Leah Maxwell is a book editor, freelance writer, cereal addict, wife, and mom to two young boys. She has been blogging at A Girl and a Boy since 2003.

Image ©iStock.com/Rauluminate


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