« Straightening Hair | Main | Get Rid of Flyaways for Good »

Caring For Your Hair


While washing your hair, avoid using very hot water.  Hot water causes the pores on the scalp to open up.  Avoid combing your hair while it's still wet because it is very fragile in that state.  If you must comb while it's wet, then use a wide-toothed comb.  


To untangle and comb long hair, start combing down gently at the portion closest to the tips.  Gradually move the start point closer to the scalp as you continue.  Hair conditioners should be applied in the same manner- from the ends of the hair to the scalp.

When you decide to grow your hair longer, trimming only the ends every 4 weeks will promote healthier hair.  It will also give you a more finished look until you achieve your desired length.

References (42)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (2)

My mother used to use a small amount of Olive oil on my hair to detangle. Still works today but be cafeful not to use too much!!

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

The new "wet brush" works amazing to detangle hair, even my daughters love it

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>