Did You Know These Hair Tips?

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Hair can be difficult to care for, especially when considering the many tips and methods used for different types of hair. Recently, I learned five hair care tips from L’Oréal that generally assist in the health of my hair.

  1. Wet hair breaks easily when brushed; therefore, be gentle when combing wet hair, perhaps using fingers or a wide tooth comb to work out tangles.
  2. Similar to skin, hair can be damaged by too much sun. Wearing a hat when out in the sun for extended periods of time can prevent sun damage.
  3. Do not use a towel to dry your hair—this came as a surprise to me! Towels tend to be made of rough material; instead of using one, squeeze out the water from your hair with your hands, and then use a softer material (such as a cotton t-shirt) to gently dry your hair.
  4. As a rule of thumb, shampoo the scalp and condition your ends. This is because your hair naturally creates a lubricant to condition itself; however, the excess lubricant may clog your scalp pores, while also not reaching the ends of your hair where it is most needed.
  5. Lastly, wash your hair with lukewarm water. This interesting tip is one I had never considered; water that is too hot can remove much of the lubricant that your body produces, leading to dried-out, split and dull hair. 

Many of these tips surprised me in their effectiveness; which of these help your hair?