If you have had hair loss, you’re not alone. Forty percent of women have noticeable hair loss by 40. Bad diet, stress, hormonal changes, pregnancy and over-styling are common culprits, and these factors could affect any of us. To fight thinning hair from within, Harper’s recommends adding a dietary supplement to your daily routine: “A-listers swear by Viviscal, a twice-daily pill that yields thicker tresses in three to six months.” Another smart solution is a good shampoo that keeps your scalp clean and healthy. “Remember, your scalp is an extension of your skin, so when it’s healthy you’ll see less shedding and breakage, ultimately leading to a fuller-looking mane.”
Perfect Waves, Every Day
For model off-duty waves that are worth the splurge, Harper’s loves Digital Waves ($350-500). The new in-salon service transforms flat, straight locks in wavy locks that last three to six months. “It’s a modern-day perm that gives you texture without damaging the hair,” says hairstylist Nunzio Saviano, who offers the treatment at his New York salon. He first applies a conditioning chemical solution to the hair, and then divides hair into sections, and then adds heat and rolls the hair. For natural-looking results, he rotates three different-size rollers for tighter and looser waves throughout the hair. Wait two days before shampooing, then style with a curl-enhancing styling mousse or cream.
We know you probably have an entire bathroom drawer filled with heat tools, each one necessary for creating a specific style, and each one essential for how to get gorgeous hair. Enter Tyme ($190), a new, wacky-looking yet genius gadget that will replace every iron in your kit by allowing you to straighten, curl, or wave your strands just by how you hold it, with no complicated attachments required. At first, the tool can be confusing to use. That’s why the company offers online tutorials as well as complimentary virtual one-on-one “StyleTyme” appointments, where hairstylists guide you until you get the result you want.
The New Shine Secret
For the rare day when you have a couple of extra minutes in the shower, this pre-shampoo product is a game-changer for must-have shine. “I’m a huge believer in pre-wash treatments,” says elite hairstylist Mark Townsend. Apply on dry hair for five minutes once or twice a week prior to washing to hydrate and strengthen dull, dry strands without weighing them down. Bonus: “Pre-wash treatments boost the power of any shampoo and conditioner you use afterward,” says Alterna hairstylist Nathan Rosenkranz. Alterna, Living Proof and Kérastase offer good pre-wash solutions to amp up your shine.