Ask the Beauty Expert
Is it better for my hair to change the shampoo and conditioner I use every few months?
Only if you are unhappy with how your hair looks or feels. Hair is reactive to products in general, so changing your shampoo and conditioner can create a different effect. For example, if you want more smoothness, try a hydrating shampoo, which deposits moisturizers that close the hair cuticle. But if you are using hair care that you love, there is no reason to make a change.
How can I get my fingernails to grow? They split in every direction possible and break with the slightest pressure.
Start by keeping your hands out of water as much as you can — that means wearing gloves when you do the dishes. Water dries out nails, making them more likely to break. You can also try taking vitamin B that helps promote healthy nail growth.
Director, Phoebe International