Celebrity Hairstylist Leo Izquierdo of IGK Hair Reveals His Top Tips For Hair Growth

Leo Izquierdo is the co-founder of IGK Hair, Salons and Celebrity hairstlist to a trove of Celebrities including Hailey Bieber, Britney Spears and more. Speaking exclusively to About Insider, the Miami based hairstylist reveals his top tips for maintaining and helping grow your hair.  

Leo Izquierdo & Foodgod Jonathan Cheban

Use A Shower Cap 
Nothing makes hair cling to oils at the roots more than the heat and steam of a shower. This results in a loss of volume that might have you wishing you hadn’t skipped a wash that day. But there is a way to avoid this, says Leo Izquierdo, co-founder of IGK Hair, “Wearing a shower cap is the best option on days when you are not washing your hair to protect it from humidity.” 

Nikita Dragun & Leo Izquierdo
David Guetta & Leo Izquierdo

Use Coconut Oil 
Natural oils like castor oil have been beauty staples for years, essential oils are more popular than ever, and body oils are one of the best ways to moisturize. But coconut oil deserves a spot in your self-care routine, too, because it makes for a great conditioning treatment. 

“Coconut oil is unique because it’s similar to hair’s natural lipid structure and able to penetrate the hair more than other oils,” says Leo Izquierdo, co-founder of IGK Hair Care, a brand that uses coconut oil in many of its products. 

Marianna Hewitt & Leo Izquierdo

Does coconut oil work for hair growth and thickness? 
Not exactly, but it CAN strengthen hair. One study found that coconut oil can penetrate strands, helping “reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair” with regular use. And while some reports have suggested that coconut oil can help promote hair growth or other concerns, “it isn’t a medical treatment,” Izquierdo says. “For anything like dandruff, hair loss or scalp irritation, it’s best to see a doctor.” 

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Ritika is renowned Fitness, Nutrition & Lifestyle Specialist and contributing writer for ABOUT INSIDER. She enjoys covering current events and writing about celebrities, health, and fashion.

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