Practical Advice In Hair Care: 

What You Need To Know Now If you knew the one secret to great-looking hair, could that transform your looks? Many people list their hair is one of their most attractive features. When your hair is in great condition and styled well, this is easy to accomplish. Continue reading for some expert tips on how to transform your hair into one of your biggest assets. Keep your terrycloth towels far away from your curly hair. Curls should only be dried with cotton or microfiber towels. Using a terrycloth towel to dry will cause frizz and will pull your curls out of shape. 

Consider using a old cotton t-shirt or even a paper towel. Be sure as well to blot your hair dry to keep your curls looking spectacular. Choose shampoo, conditioner and other products, based on your hair type and needs. Colored hair benefits from UV protection and extra moisturizers, for instance. Oily hair requires a lightweight, no-buildup conditioner. If you are unsure of your hair type, ask a cosmetologist for advice on choosing the best products for caring for your locks. Do you suffer from dandruff? Seek out a shampoo and conditioner with an ingredient called tea tree oil! Tea tree oil is all-natural, and will work to soothe a dry scalp. This helps to prevent dandruff from being formed, and will leave your hair looking, feeling and even, smelling great. Ensure that you get enough sleep and rest every night. A healthy amount of sleep a night is around 6-8 hours a night, depending on your body's physiology. If you get enough rest you will have a healthier body that in turn will make your hair shinier and more healthy than ever. Make sure you use a comb that has wide teeth or use a pick to comb tangles out of your hair. Do this when your hair is just damp, so it will more easily move through your hair. You can also use a leave-in conditioner that can make it easier to comb. 

Use oil on your scalp after shampooing. You should always do this when your hair and scalp is clean. Apply the oil directly after shampooing and make sure you evenly distribute the oil through your scalp to avoid any build-up you might have and that the oil might cause. Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase instead of a cotton. Cotton retains oil and can cause your hair to get tangled and to break during your sleep. You will find that your hair looks much better in the morning if you use a satin or a silk pillowcase and that is is easier to keep clean. If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it. If you can, avoid using the blow dryer to dry your hair. The best way to dry your hair is to allow it to air dry naturally. If you must use your blow dryer, be sure to only use it on its coolest setting possible. Do not keep it in the same area of hair for more than a few seconds. Keep it moving as much as possible. In the summer, refrain from staying out in the sun too long. 

The sun can have very damaging effects on the surface of your scalp and can also cause your hair to dry and color. Try staying indoors, as much as possible, if you desire to maintain a quality hair care regimen. You should try to purchase haircare products that contain sunscreen so that the hair can be protected from it's harmful rays. Many people think that sunscreen is only important for skin protection and they fail to realize that the sun is responsible for a lot of the damage that is done to hair. There you have it, some value-added tips for turning your hair into a gorgeous asset. Fine-looking hair does not have to come at a big price, and a few changes can make a huge difference. Apply the above tips, and see how they can help you enjoy healthier, better-looking hair for many years to come.   

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