Health & Beauty
FYI: You're Showering All Wrong
Tired of unruly hair and dry skin? It's time to give your showering routine a facelift
The fix: Keep the temperature of your water lukewarm or tepid to open up the skin's pores and the hair's cuticles while keeping your skin and scalp hydrated and essential oils intact. Caroline Mitgang, stylist at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York backs up the age-old advice to finish your hair with a cool rinse: "Cool water is ideal because it seals and smooths the outer cuticle of your hair -- hot water causes the cuticle to swell more," she explains. But it's not the end of the world if a warm shower is all you can bear. "As long as the water is not blazing hot, your hair will be just fine and the water won't cause any damage."
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