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Updated: November 16, 2009 19:11 IST

Hair care tales

JAWED HABIB
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Paying attention to detail while nurturing your hair.
Paying attention to detail while nurturing your hair.

We only think of hair wash, conditioners and the like when it comes to hair care, but there’s so much more. Paying attention to hair texture makes a lot of difference, for, each type — oily, dry and normal — requires a different treatment.

The first step in hair care is regular cutting, which not many of us do, and continue to worry about hair fall, thinning and dry ends. Regular cutting is as important as washing; it makes the hair even and healthy, and prevents split ends.

The next step is washing. Regular washing is the best for any type of hair. But, it’s not about using an expensive shampoo; choose a shampoo according to the hair type, irrespective of the brand. A lot of hair problems can be solved by choosing the right shampoo. Ideally, hair must be washed every day; it makes the scalp healthy. Those with dry hair can wash it every other day.

The final step is conditioning. There are conditioners for different types of hair, so be careful about the one you use. After shampooing, the conditioner must be applied only on the hair, without touching the scalp. It should be done regularly for all types of hair, as it gives a coat to the hair, makes it smooth, and protects it from the sun and pollution. Hair serum or leave on is one of the best conditioners.

A few tips

Use the right hair products and plenty of conditioner. Conditioner will help hair maintain its elasticity and movement. A deep conditioning hair treatment every week is ideal; it helps hair remain soft and gorgeous.

Style hair using volumising mousse, to make it appear more glamorous and healthier. Healthy looking hair is the easiest to work with — it is easier to style and maintain, and has better movement and body.

Dry hair completely before going out in the cold. The cold will affect hair, so blow dry on the cold setting. Use a thermal protection spray if in a hurry and if using heat to blow dry hair.

Do not put on hair accessories right after blow drying, because the hair is still warm, and will instantly cool and take the shape of the accessory. Take good care of your hair and stay stylish. Always remember, hair can make a big difference to your appearance.

(For queries, mail jawedhabib26@yahoo.com)

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