Great Celebrity Hair Care Tips

Ever wonder how celebrities always seem to have perfect hair, even when there’s no stylist in sight? While it’s true that they have every luxury money can buy, even the most famous celebrities have to take care of their own hair. Shiny, bouncy, full hair takes a lot of work to achieve, but you don’t have to be a celebrity to have hair like one. Here are some of the best celebrity-approved hair care tips you can try at home.

Make Moisture Your BFF

Celebrities with naturally curly hair, like Zoë Kravitz, never leave the house with lackluster dry hair. Instead of coating her long locks in pricey products, however, Zoë loves keeping her hair arsenal as natural as possible by using coconut oil to moisturize her hair and rosemary oil to energize her scalp. Likewise, Jen Atkin, founder of OUAI and celebrity hairstylist, tells clients like Khloe Kardashian to treat hair with a hair mask before working out. That way, the ingredients can penetrate your strands and seal in before your hair has a chance to dry out.

Never Over-Shampoo

It’s true! Plenty of celebrities — Jessica Chastain included — avoid shampooing their hair as much as possible. Why? Shampooing too often strips your hair of it’s natural oils, resulting in dry hair and breakage, while also making you more prone to heat damage. Celebrities like Charlize Theron also pay extra attention to the types of shampoo they use. Charlize avoids sulfates at all costs and always opts for sulfate-free shampoo to keep her hair looking soft and flexible.

Store Leave-In Conditioner In Your Fridge

It seems like a strange idea, but Tippi Shorter, Aveda global artistic director for texture, whose clients include both Ciara and Alicia Keys, swears by chilled leave-in conditioner. In the same way a cool rinse seals in your cuticles, chilling leave-in conditioner takes that technique a step further to add much-needed shine and softness to dry or damaged hair.

Put Down the Heat

Believe it or not, celebrities are just as cautious about using heating tools as we are. In fact, Kate Middleton is so concerned about damaging her gorgeous thick hair that she rarely uses a curling iron. To keep her locks bouncy and shiny, Duchess Kate actually uses old-fashioned rollers. Not only do rollers give you perfect curls without the heat, they also create a more subtle curl that can be easily brushed out into waves. Other celebrities who use this simple method to achieve hair perfection include Emma Stone and Oprah.

Buy the Right Hairspray

Not all hairspray is created equal. If your hairspray leaves your hair feeling crunchy and crispy, it’s time to toss it in the bin. When used correctly, hairspray can help give you the best hair of your life — just ask Sarah Potempa, a celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Emily Blunt.

When her A-list clients are dealing with unmanageable frizz, Sarah uses flexible hairspray to tame frizz and flyaways, while keeping polished ponytails looking their best.

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