Looking after your hair
WASHING YOUR HAIR
Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality shampoo. Washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or even only twice a week.
Use conditioner that matches your hair type, length, and treatment damage. A good rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo your hair, although very processed or dyed hair probably needs a little more love than natural hair. Deep condition once a week. Use a store-bought hair care product. Deep conditioning is very good for your hair. It keeps hair soft, healthy and moisturized.
DRYING YOUR HAIR
Let hair dry naturally. After you get out of the shower, wrap your hair in a micro-fibre wrap or a cotton t-shirt. Minimise the use of towels which are made of fabric that is very rough and damaging to your hair, causing frizziness and split ends. Try to avoid brushing hair while wet, as it makes the hair brittle and weak.
Only use a wide tooth comb to brush out tangles while hair is wet. If you shower before you sleep overnight, put your hair up in a bun and let it air-dry overnight. Your hair should be dry in the morning.
BRUSHING YOUR HAIR
Don’t brush your hair too much. Brushing your hair stimulates the follicles which promotes growth, but brushing too much too often, will cause damage to your hair strands that results in frizz and split ends. After you shower, try using a wide toothed comb. Or, use your fingers, rather than a brush.
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