Hair Tips

Is blow-drying really that brutal on my hair?

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GUNAS New York

Blow-drying hair depletes strands of moisture and makes them more prone to breakage.

Blow-drying your hair every time you get out of the shower can be really damaging on your hair. If you can, avoid washing your hair everyday. This can cut your yearly blow-drying in half. Instead, only wash your bangs (in the sink) or the front section of your hair to give your style a fresh look. Try to skip blow-drying all together if you can, by airdrying hair at night and sleeping with it in a bun or braids for light waves. Use heat protectant or leave in conditioning sprays to protect hair and keep moisture locked in if you must blow dry it. Once a week, use a deep conditioner and let it sit in your hair as directed or for at least 15 minutes before rinsing. If you are African American, treat your hair with pure avocado or coconut oil, or a store bought hot-oil treatment to keep it supple.

Based in Hollywood, Sunset Blonde Beauty aka Rachel Bernstein is a Model, Beauty Editor, Beauty Consultant, & Makeup Artist specializing in celebrity, media, appearances, red carpet, events, fashion & lifestyle photoshoots and head shot makeup & hair. Having been a Professional Model for over 15 years, traveling the world, and working with some of the best in the industry, she really knows what it takes to work behind the scenes. She has studied makeup, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art, with graphic design and photography concentrations. She applies her knowledge of modeling, make-up, photography, art and design with years of experience, making her an expert in her field. She currently owns her own beauty product line called Sunset Blonde Beauty (, and luxury clip-in hair extension brand Cashmere Hair (

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