Make Some Styling Tweaks
A simple shift to your hair routine could be all you need. Priority number one: Limit braids, too-tight workout ponytails, and extensions. And however unhip ye olde scrunchie may be, use it to keep your hair off your face while you exercise, says Doris Day, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. A scrunchie, or the more discreet Invisibobble Power ($9; sephora.com), puts much less stress on your follicles than even coated hair bands. (Learn from this ballerina who lost her hair because of how tight her buns were, yikes!) Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, of the eponymous New York City salon, offers other great tips: Cut bangs—if you have them, make them start closer to the crown—for fullness up front; blow-dry against the direction your hair normally falls to add height; and go for a messy part to obscure a widening one.
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