There a number of things that are important when it comes to keeping your hair looking beautiful. Keep reading to decide what style or cut will make you look and feel your best!

Regular use of a hair dryer may damage your hair over time. Keep your blow dryer moving constantly so it will not remain in the same spot for too long, and always set the dryer on the cool air setting. Use your fingers to untangle knots, and then dry your hair gently before you brush it.

Do not use a blow dryer too often. Hot air from blow dryers could damage your hair; that is why it is better to let it naturally dry whenever possible. If you make use of a blow dryer, be sure to use the cool setting and do not place it on the same spot for a long time. Also, for the quickest drying, dry your hair with a towel prior to finishing it off with a dryer.

Rather than using conditioner and rinsing it out quickly, take some time to use it in a way that conditions your hair even further. You don’t need a fancy product, just use a good sized portion of your everyday conditioner Wrap a towel around your hair in order to keep the heat trapped. Once a half hour has passed, shampoo your hair, then rinse thoroughly until the conditioner is gone.

Try to keep out of the harsh elements during the winter months. When it’s cold outside, your hair can get dried out, which means it doesn’t have all the nutrients and natural oils it needs to stay healthy. Cover your head if you will be outside a while.

To protect curls, use a satin pillowcase at night. Cotton pillowcases absorb the oil and moisture from your hair. You can wake up with your hairdo still intact by sleeping on a satin pillowcase. A satin nightcap or scarf will also work to protect your curls.

When you brush your hair, start toward the bottom, and work your way upwards. Detangle your hair carefully as you work through your hair to minimize breakage. Once the knots are worked out, use long strokes, starting at the roots of your hair and proceeding all the way down to the tips.

Brushing or combing untangled hair is a safe and easy way to massage the scalp and stimulate new growth. This also breaks up clogged pores on your head, which may be stunting your hair’s growth. Brush your hair with 100 stokes every day to stimulate your scalp.

Protecting your hair from harmful sun damage is just as important as protecting your skin. Use a hair product that contains sunscreen (or wear a hat) when you are going to spend time outside. This will keep the wind and sun from harming your hair. This has the added benefit of protecting your scalp, which can burn. If your hair is color-treated it is vitally important to wear a hat when outdoors. The sun quickly fades color from your hair.

Eating healthy meals and abstaining from smoking can help you maintain healthy, shiny hair. Consider your hair’s unique texture and other characteristics when choosing a style that maximizes your looks while minimizing maintenance.…