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  HAIR CARE - by Editor

Prologue

Before stepping into the shower, comb your hair lightly with a wide-toothed comb to untangle knots. This aligns the strands and prevents your getting out of the shower with a lot of knots. Begin at the ends and slowly work your way up. Never try to rip through tangles from top to bottom. You'll end up with a clump of hair on your comb that could have been avoided if only you'd had some patience!


Water

The temperature of the water you use while washing your hair should ideally not be warmer than room temperature. In fact, the best thing would be to use the lowest temperature you can bear. Too cold for youNULL Well, hair is not sensitive, so you could at least bend over and give the lower part of your hair a final rinse with cold water.


Why cold waterNULL

Because cold water helps the hair scales lie down flat, making them stronger. On the other hand warm water opens the hair scales not only causing more frizz but also making the hair shaft weaker and more vulnerable. In addition, the scalp secretes certain oils that are good for the hair. These oils get dissolved in warm water, causing further dryness. Cold water does not dissolve the natural oils. So make the healthy-hair choice and go in for cold water! Brrrrr


Shampooing your hair

Start washing your hair at the scalp, because that's where grease accumulates. Gently massage the shampoo into your hair with your fingertips. It is a good idea to dilute the shampoo in a little water in a mug and then massage it on your scalp. This way the shampoo is even gentler on the hair.
- While applying shampoo to your locks, leave them hanging down instead of piling them on top of your head as though you're posing for a shampoo commercial. Piling up your hair only leads to more tangles. Let it hang naturally so the lather works its way from the root to the ends.
- Try not to churn your hair too much. Work the shampoo gently so the strands don't get untangled and result in unbearable knots. If you have long hair, apply shampoo to your scalp, divide it into sections, and massage each section gently with the shampoo from roots to ends.


Go gentle while rinsing

- The best way to wash out shampoo is to keep combing it with your wide toothed comb while rinsing it out under the shower. This helps in the de-tangling process and also helps the shampoo to rinse out better. While you rinse your hair, do not rub it harshly. Hair is at its most fragile state when it's being rinsed. The correct way is to just simply let water run down your hair.
- Remember, it's best to rinse hair under running water. Dunking it in a tub is not so effective as residue may still remain. You have to make sure you've rinsed out all the shampoo. Once you are fairly certain it's all gone, stay under the flow of water for another half minute or so, to be doubly sure. Wrap your hair in a soft,absorbent towel - and voila! You're done!

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Name: Monty
City:   Shanghai
Comments:   Dear Manju/Miss Pooja , As I am now only 25 years boy and as i have lost my hair in the middle and as i am little bit tensed what to do pls inform .. Regards , Monty
Name: Navneet
City:   Canada
Comments:   Dear monty , Apply haircare oil (little War)and give a gental massage and leave it for more then 1 hr and after this do shampoo it will help
Name: Neena
City:   USA--Dallas, Texas
Comments:   I did see significant results after rinsing in cooler water than I usually do. Now, I will continue rinsing my hair in cool water...Thank you!
Name: parvati
City:   Bangalore
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Name: tanya
City:   mumbai
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Name: dheena
City:   USA- Albuquerque, New Mexico
Comments:   Hello. Since the birth of my son, 7 weeks ago, my hair has turned frizzy and unmanagable on the top layer. Conditioning only seems to make it frizzier. What should I doNULL!NULL
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City:   Lakeville
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Name: Manjurohit
City:   Cochin(ernakulam)
Comments:   My husband and myself is from cochin.We never used to have dandruff.But,since we left cochin we started having them in lots, also consulted this with shin specialist but in wain. We take daily head baths and ones a week with cleanic plus shampoo. Please solve the problem of mine.
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City:   japan
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City:   Shaw
Comments:   Please send me some more hair tips. I am black and my hair is natural, I am trying to stay away from chemicals, but how do I prevent tiny knots and split ends that appear at the end of my hair. Also since my hair is too thick, I hot comb my hair after I wash it. Is that goodNULL
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City:   egypt
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Name: Bebe
City:   Singapore
Comments:   I had grey hair since I was in my early teens. Everyone said that there is no cure/prevention. Now I'm 32. This problem is getting more severe. I have to colour my hair twice a week. That makes my hair dry. Pls email to me some remedy tips. Thanks.
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City:   Milwaukee
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City:   Saudi Arabia
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City:   Mumbai
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