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Tips for Healthy Hair

1. Wash oily hair more frequently.
If your scalp is oily, you may need to wash it as often as once a day. If you have chemically treated hair, your hair may be drier, so you may want to wash it less frequently. As you get older, your scalp makes less oil, so you may not need to shampoo as often, but if you develop flakes, you must shampoo more frequently.

2. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp.
When washing your hair, concentrate on cleaning primarily the scalp, rather than washing the entire length of hair. Washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse.

3. Use conditioner after every shampoo.
Use conditioner, unless you use a “2-in-1” shampoo which cleans and conditions hair. Using a conditioner can significantly improve the look of damaged or weathered hair by increasing shine, decreasing static electricity, improving strength, and offering some protection from harmful UV rays.

4. Concentrate conditioner on the tips of the hair.
Because conditioners can make fine hair look limp, they should only be used on the tips of the hair and not on the scalp or length of the hair.

5. Choose a shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for your hair type.
For example, if you color your hair, use a shampoo designed for color-treated hair. If your hair is damaged or chemically treated, consider a “2-in-1” shampoo. Regardless of cost, many shampoo and conditioner brands provide the same benefits.

6. Protect hair when swimming.
Protect your hair from the damaging effects of chlorine by wetting and conditioning your hair before swimming. Wear a tight-fitting swim cap and use a specially formulated swimmer’s shampoo and deep conditioner after swimming to replace lost moisture.

Ref: Accessed June 2024

The article written above is for informational and educational purposes only. For serious medical and health concerns, please consult a licensed health provider.