Beautiful hair does not come naturally. Unless you're seven or amazingly lucky, hair needs care and attention. Fortunately, most of the best ways for keeping hair looking youthful and healthy cost you nothing.
Avoid heat tools whenever you can. If your style allows, shampoo hair at night and let it dry naturally. If you need heat to style, be sure to use a heat protector. Remember, heat always leaves a little damage behind.
Trim you hair regularly. Ends of hair get dry and brittle over time. Trimming just 1/4 inch each month will reduce the chances of split ends.
Moisturize...and use a deep conditioner once every week. Oils are also essential for a healthy hair and scalp.
Eat right! Limp and weak hair is a sign of a poor diet. Fish (especially salmon), avocados, nuts and leafy dark greens are essential for healthy hair.
Treat wet hair as gently as possible. Use a wide-tooth comb when your hair is wet. Wood combs are best. Wet hair is more prone to breakage. When shampooing, don't rub the roots of your hair...it will weaken the hair. Instead, gently massage your scalp to promote good circulation. When toweling wet hair, gently squeeze, never rub. If you don't have a good wide-tooth wood comb, BCC has the Olivia Garden Eco-Friendly Bamboo Comb collection...only $7.50 each.
Use "hair-safe" accessories. Avoid sharp pins or ties with metal connectors. They tend to get tangled in the hair and cause more breakage.