needs. If you have curly hair, get a shampoo made for curly hair. If you have dry
hair, look for a moisturizing shampoo. Then, despite the well-known "lather, rinse,
repeat" mantra, one thorough washing will do the trick. Unless you are using
dandruff shampoo, you probably won't have to shampoo your hair every day, either.
It's good for the hair and the scalp to have a day to replenish their natural oils.
And remember to be gentle: Focus on massaging the scalp when you shampoo
rather than scrubbing the hair.
conditioner Always use after shampooing
to help your hair rehydrate; moisturized hair is healthy hair. You only really need
to condition your hair from the nape of the neck down -- or the hair that would
be pulled into a ponytail. You needn't condition the roots: The natural oils in
your scalp should be enough to replenish the roots. For extra rehydration and
shine, try a hot-oil treatment once a week.
Hair is at its most vulnerable when wet, so you want
to take extra care. Always comb wet hair, as brushing wet hair can damage it.
Use the brush after your hair has dried. Brush starting at the scalp downward
to distribute the natural oils from your scalp down the hair follicle.
Hair tangles can be as painful as they are annoying. You can
also destroy your hair when you try to force them out. The best way to de-tangle
your hair is to use a spray-in conditioner; then, starting at the bottom, use a wide-tooth
Heat doesn't have to be hard on your hair. Some hair products
are specifically designed to help your hair recover from heat styling, and as long as
you use heat sparingly and efficiently, you'll find that your hair will fare quite well.
When you use a hair dryer, fully towel dry first; this will not only save you time
when drying, but it will also cut down the time you apply heat to your hair.
Always keep the dryer moving to avoid creating any hotspots in your hair.
your desired style.