America's Best and Worst Hair Cities
The summers can be hot and humid and therefore tough on hair, but New York's perfect-for-hair water makes up for the three months of hair-challenged weather. Plus it holds six of the top 10 zip codes with the most beauty salons in the country.
San Francisco is no stranger to rain, but it's the number one city in the country with least weather variety. So since the weather doesn't change frequently, you'll have great hair once you get used to the climate. The soft water, lack of wind and high number of salons also mean that the odds are strongly in your favor for having good hair days.
You may be freezing your butt off in the second-coldest city in the country (first is Fairbanks, Alaska)—but your hair is in heaven. The city's lack of pollution and wind, plus the soft water, keep hair healthy and looking fabulous.
San Diego's lack of seasons means it's always 70 and sunny—hair doesn't have to adjust to changing weather. Pair that with minimal wind and rain (it's in the top 10 for least rainy cities), and lots of salons per capita—pretty much should look just about perfect here.
Beach-y hair like the Victoria's Secret models, anyone? This city has clean air, soft water, lots of salons and practically the same weather—a nicely un-sweaty 77 degrees—all year round. Come here and say "aloha" to gorgeous hair.
Why is this city the best in America for your hair? Because it has it all: clean air, near-constant weather, a young population and not much rain or wind. Santa Barbara has been called the "American Riviera."
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White beaches might lure you to the peninsula, but as one of the wettest cities an umbrella will constantly cover your head. Not to mention it might be difficult to find hip style advice around town, seeing as it's a top destination for retirees.
Phoenix has the most extreme climate in all of America and hard water to boot!
While it may be a blast to have a debaucherous weekend in the "City of Sin," it's certainly no fun for your hair to live in this desert climate. Forget repenting for your gambling habit, you'll be too busy praying for your sun-damaged hair. Take a cue form Nick Cage and LEAVE Las Vegas.
It's not called the "Pitts" for nothin'. As the most polluted city in on this list, your hair will be calling Green Peace on a daily basis. Pollution has been known to cause premature balding, graying and dullness.
The rainy days and off-the-charts humidity will surely give your hair the blues in this capitol city. If you live here you are also most likely getting your hair cut by the neighbor's kid, seeing as though there are only 25 listed hairstylists in the city.
Everything is bigger (and more humid) in Texas...coming in at number 7 for most humid cities, "The Sparkling City by the Sea" also has hard water and only a handful of hair salons.
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