To make sure you hair always looks its best here are some no nonsense care tips which apply equally to men and women:
Avoid using the wrong hair shampoo. To do this you need to know your hair type. For example is it oily, dry, curly, or straight? If you are not sure then ask your hairdresser on your next visit. If you cannot afford salon prices then buy the beat quality shampoo you can. It is a false economy to buy cheap when it comes to buying hair care products.
To avoid long term damage minimise the use of strong chemicals to straighten or curl your hair. Whether your hair is thin, wavy or straight accept it forwhat it is. Instead of trying to restructure your hair type look at different hairstyles and cuts to compliment your hair type.
Make sure you chose the right conditioner to compliment the type of shampoo you are using. It is essential that you apply the conditioner from root to tip.This can be achieved easily by combing the conditioner through the hair to ensure an even distribution.
Dry your hair gently and avoid rubbing. Use gentle patting initially before applying a warm hair dryer. Make sure you avoid over drying your hair at all costs to ensure you do not undo all that good work you have just put in with shampooing and conditioning.
If you are going to put your hair in a braid or ponytail then to avoid damage make sure you do not use any plain rubber band. Always use a specially treated rubber hair band designed especially for hair.To avoid breakage and loss never sleep with your hair in a ponytail or in tight braid. If you have young children make sure you have untied their hair and given it a thorough brushing before sending them to bed.
Never leave it to the last minute to try out a new hairstyle such as a braid or updo. Practice makes perfect. So to avoid disappointment when that special occasion arrives make sure you have practiced several times.
Source by Carol Fox