Tip of the week
Four rules for healthy long hair
Don’t brush when wet. “It’s a myth that H2O is healthy for hair.” Water swells the hair shafts, making them prone to breaking. Brush before showering instead, and to detangle hair afterward, towel-dry it, work in a stay-in conditioner, and use a wide-tooth comb, working from the ends up.
Pour on the conditioners. Every time you shampoo, use a rinse-off conditioner, then the leave-in conditioner. Switch to a deep conditioner or mask once a week.
Avoid heat. Air-dry whenever possible, and never use hair dryers or irons on hair that hasn’t been towel-dried. Doing so can boil the water on the hair, rupturing strands. When using heat, choose low heat.
Be gentle. Don’t yank on hair when styling it, and skip tight braids and ponytails. Use accessories made of or wrapped in fabric, and at night, sleep on a pillowcase made of silk, which reduces damage from friction.
Source: Good Housekeeping