The 31 Products That Will Make Your Hair So Much Healthier


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I think it might be safe to say that a lot of us have a love-hate relationship with our hair. And we have different feelings about what we wish our hair could do. For me, I've always loved that my hair is pretty low-maintenance. I have stick-straight Asian hair, so I don't have to use a flat iron, and I air-dry it most days. I also wish it were thicker. Hair loss runs in my family, so I have a complex about all the strands I shed throughout the day. And it can't hold a curl or style to save its life, so I've always wished for perfect beachy waves that didn't disappear within three hours. You might feel the complete opposite about your own hair.

However, I think that there's one thing we can all agree on when it comes to our hair: We want it to be healthy and strong. But there are some things that are stopping you from making sure your hair is at peak health. According to The Cleveland Clinic, there are some reasons your hair might be damaged, including inadequate nutrition, health problems, genetics, age, and major life events (like undergoing surgery or having a baby). 


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So yes, sometimes the state of your hair is out of your control, but there are some lifestyle changes you can make to strengthen it. The American Academy of Dermatology gives a number of ways to mitigate hair loss. Some include avoiding hot oil treatments and at-home hair treatments (like coloring or perming); limiting your use of hot tools; using the lowest heat setting on your hair dryer or letting your hair dry naturally; not wearing tight, pulled-back hairstyles; not smoking; and eating healthy. It's important to note that if you're experiencing alarming hair loss, you should talk to your doctor or dermatologist to see if it's a sign of something more serious.

And there are some ways you can give your hair an extra boost. You can take supplements (after consulting with your doctor), treat damaged hair, and make sure you're getting all the right hair-healthy nutrients. We rounded up a few products to try that might help strengthen your hair below.




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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.