Harpers Bazaar September 2011

"Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair"

Put Down the Flatiron
Stylist's warning: Avoid the urge to blow-dry or flatiron your hair more than a few times each week, since heat damage is a key culprit for fried, lifeless locks. "The use of hot tools on a daily basis is what causes people to have ugly long hair and not healthy, shiny, gorgeous long hair," explains hair pro Oribe, whose celeb client roster includes Jennifer Lopez.

Trim, Don't Chop
It's true: The more often you snip, the longer your hair grows without broken, tattered pieces - if your stylist cuts the right amount. "If you want long hair, it's important to find a hairdresser who understands what you want; there is no need to take off two inches when you can remove the split ends in a quarter inch," Oribe advises.

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