Over the years, I've had a complicated relationship with my hair. I've colored, cut, and spent more money than I'd care to admit on treatments I thought would make me look like a girl in a shampoo commercial. (I won't even talk about that awkward Salt 'N Pepa-like asymmetrical haircut I rocked in junior high.) But now that I'm a mature adult, I've accepted that good hair is not about being short or long, straight or curly, but rather about being healthy. In case you're wondering whether or not your hair fits the bill, there are signs you have healthy hair.
Shine, elasticity, and the amount of hair you shed each day are some of the best indicators of a healthy head of hair. Things like excessive heat styling, coloring, and sun exposure can do a number on your locks, leaving them dry and brittle to the touch. And if you're not careful, your once beautiful tresses can end up looking like a bale of hay.
Check out these signs that your hair is healthy. And if it's not, get yourself to a salon ASAP for some deep conditioning and a trim. Trust me, your hair will thank you.