Hair can be a difficult thing to care for especially if you have always had trouble with your own hair. There are certain routines that should be implemented depending on the type of hair you have.
Shampoo does tend to dry the scalp. You need to find the correct chemically balanced product that suits your scalp or use oils before you wash the hair. Oil will hydrate and strengthen the hair follicles and it also promotes healthy growth. You should also avoid washing it on a daily basis as it could dangerously dry out the scalp.
Don't roughly dry the strands with the towel. You might pull some of the hair out and create split ends that eventually make the tips look frizzy. You should also consider leaving the towel on your head for less amount of time as it eventually does feel like the follicles are being pulled by the head. Many professional hair stylists say that it is best to use a micro-fibre towel or a light and thin T-Shirt.
Don't brush wet hair. It will create longer split ends and it is generally not healthy for the hair. Use a wide toothed comb to detangle the hair in the shower and then let it dry naturally. After it has completely dried, you should be able to use a normal brush without creating damage.
When combing the tangles out, start from the tips and make your way to the top of the head. You will be surprised to know that this is less painful and it works three times faster without the frustration involved.
Always use heat protection when you need to use heat products such as blow dryers, straighteners, electronic curlers and curling tongs. When styling your hair, use the blow dryer to get the hair on the top of the head straight and full of volume. If you use extreme heat on the roots, you are at risk of thinning your hair.
Avoid tying your hair too tightly. Not only does it create teeth grinding headaches but it also destroys the follicles. The look might be sleek, elegant and modern, but always remember that some styles will only work to a certain point.
Leave your hair loose or as a loose plait when you go to bed. The tightness could leave you with a headache, and will slowly pull the follicles out.