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    1770 Route 9 Suite 202
    Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Phone: (518) 631-2933
    Fax: (518) 371-7102

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  • Schodack Office


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    1547 Columbia Turnpike
    Castleton, NY 12033

    Phone: (518) 479-4156
    Fax: (518) 479-3794

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  • Chatham Office


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    113 Hudson Avenue
    Chatham, NY 12037

    Phone: (518) 392-6742
    Fax: (518) 392-6019

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  • Schenectady Office


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    461 Clinton Street Extension Suite 1
    Schenectady, NY 12305

    Phone: (518) 374-7222
    Fax: (518) 374-2051

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  • Hair Styling Without Damage

    Posted by jody@upstatederm.com on Aug.08.19 in Skin Care

     

    How you style your hair can cause hair to look brittle, frizzy and lackluster, or even fall out. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help style your hair without causing damage.

      • Dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel after a shower or bath. Another alternative is letting your hair air-dry.
      • Most people should handle wet hair as little as possible as wet hair breaks more easily when combed or brushed. However, people with tightly curled or textured hair should brush their hair when wet to decrease the chances of hair breakage.
      • Keep brushing to minimum. Brushing your hair 100 strokes each day can cause split ends.
      • Reduce the use of “long-lasting hold” styling products. Using a comb to style your hair after you apply the product can cause the hair to break and can lead to hair loss over time.
      • Allow your hair to partially air dry before you style or comb. Decreasing the number of times per week that you blow dry also helps limit damage.
      • Flat irons should be used on dry hair on a low or medium heat setting, no more often than every other day. If you use a curling iron, only leave it in place for a second or two. No matter your hair type, excessive heat can damage your hair.
    • Do not continuously wear braids, cornrows, ponytails and hair extensions. These styles pull on the hair and can cause tension that leads to breakage. If the tension continues, permanent hair loss can develop.

    If you have questions or concerns about caring for your hair, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

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