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How to care for my hair growth?
(12 Feb 2009)

If you are having trouble growing your hair or are suffering from hair loss, then you need to determine what is causing these problems. This is the only way in which you can remedy them. However, if you only want general hair care tips, then there are several simple things that you can do to ensure that your hair grows healthy and beautiful:

  • Washing your hair: Determine the correct washing frequency for your hair. Some people find that daily washing dries out their hair. Many people do not even require daily washing; two or three times a week is enough for them. However, if you are outdoors a lot, if you sweat a lot and your hair is exposed to dust and pollution daily, then you should wash your hair everyday even if it is dry. Make sure that you use a suitable shampoo and conditioner - all dry hair shampoos (and conditioners) are not the same, and not all dry hair is the same. A product that works beautifully for one person might not work at all for the other.
  • Combing your hair: Never comb your hair when it is wet, and never detangle your hair with the comb. Wait till your hair is completely dry, and then comb it. If your hair is knotted, loosen the knots gently with your fingers, and then continue combing. Combing is particularly important if you have curly hair, as the sebum from the scalp does not spread across such hair very easily. Combing helps this process along and ensures that hair does not become dry.
  • Protecting against damage: If you tend to be outdoors a lot, exposed to sunlight, dust, pollution, and wind, you should cover your hair as much as possible. All these factors damage your hair in some way or the other. A hat may be adequate protection from sunlight, but it leaves a lot of your hair exposed to other elements. You should try to use a more adequate covering, depending of course on your location and activities.
  • Using simple home remedies: Oil your hair regularly - this can be done an hour before each wash, or else the previous night. If you think your hair does not need oil, it may still benefit from oiling at least once a week. One simple conditioner that does not even require any preparation is an egg. Some people use the whole egg, while others use either the yolk or the white. You can experiment and see what works for you.

answered by G B on 12 Feb 2009, 11:04:00


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