Hair Advice to Your Younger Self: Our Editors Sound Off

Turning back the hands of time.

As we reflect on the many things we did to our hair when we were young and didn’t know any better, we can’t help but think how foolish some of our choices may have been. Since we love to look at the bright side of things over here, we can’t help but to laugh! We now have some sound hair advice that we wish we could go back in time and give to our younger selves.

Read on as we all explain what we wish we knew when we were young and naive!

hair advice to your younger self.
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1. Embrace your natural hair texture.

“When I was younger, I would straighten my hair until it was perfectly sleek and stick straight. I wish I had been more open to enhancing my natural waves rather than getting rid of them completely. I would tell my younger self to ease up on the hair straightening and start embracing her natural waves much sooner! Now I feel the most ‘me’ whenever my hair is full of volume (thanks to TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray) and texture and I wish I could have experienced that sooner.” —Miriam Herst, Beauty Editor

2. Heat protectant will save your strands.

“I would tell my younger self to use heat protectant! I used to blow dry and straighten my hair every day without it and I had so many flyaways and split ends it took forever to get back to a healthy state again. Now that I use heat protectant like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, my hair is stronger, softer and shinier when I style it.” — Marisa Haber, Junior Beauty Writer

3. Experiment with different styles.

“My hair advice to my younger self would be to have fun with more hairstyles. I always felt like I could only wear my hair two ways: straight or curly. Now I love trying out new updos and braids! To do this, I love using Suave Up The Volume Shampoo and Conditioner because it adds noticeable volume to my hair and makes my strands feel so soft!” — Caitlin Reddington, Digital Editor

What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back in time?


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