2004-12-09 / Women's

Mane Maintenance Made Simple With Helpful Tips

(NAPSI)-Whether tresses are short and sassy or long and lustrous, maintaining hair’s health is a key component in keeping your mane looking magnificent. And while 89 percent of women say having a beautiful hairstyle is essential to them, 99 percent say the health of their hair is equally important. After all, healthy hair is the foundation to any beautiful look.

Here are some do’s and don’ts for healthy, beautiful tresses:

•DO condition hair after every shampoo to keep hair moisturized and strong. The key is to choose the right conditioner for your desired look. To apply conditioner, spread it between your palms and gently scrunch it into your hair from root to tip. Then let it be absorbed for one to two minutes and rinse it out with cool water.

•DON’T wait more than six to eight weeks to get hair trimmed or cut. Ongoing hair maintenance is essential in keeping hair healthy and beautiful. Regular salon visits also help minimize split ends and keep hair in top condition.

•DO use styling products that contain humectants that hold moisture to help keep hair frizz-free, smooth and shiny.

•DON’T brush hair when its wet because it’s more fragile and will break easier than when it’s dry. In addition, always use brushes and combs with smooth, wide-set teeth to gently detangle hair while helping prevent snags and breakage.

•DO spray damp hair with a leave-in conditioner that contains dimethicone before blow-drying to help protect hair from damage and increase shine. Allowing hair to air dry for a few minutes before heat styling will also help cut down on heat damage.

•DON’T forget to use a deep conditioner at least once a week to give your tresses a little extra moisture. This will help repair and protect damaged hair, while leaving locks silky, shiny and soft. After following these simple tips, you will be on the road to having a good hair day, every day.

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