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Keep hair clean the right way

Taking care of your crowning glory is important. Often, the cause of most hair problems can be traced to the lack of cleanliness of hair. Here are some tips to maintain your hair well. Read on.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 02, 2011 01:40 IST

Taking care of your crowning glory is important. Here're tips to maintain hair.

1 Wash it twice a week: Washing hair regularly matters, but don’t overdo it. Shampoo-ing and conditioning it twice a week is good enough.

2 What’s your hair type? We normally have three types of scalp and hair — normal, oily and dry. We should know our scalp and hair type, so that we can select the right products.

3 Shampoo wise: Our hair PH (potential hydrogen- balance of acid and alkaline) varies from 4.5 to 5.5. If we have oily hair, it is more acidic. Similarly, if it’s dry hair, it is more alkaline. So, one should use a shampoo according to the PH balance. Also, if your hair has been chemically treated, use the specified shampoos so that the hair PH is maintained.

4 Condition well: When hair comes in contact with water, the outermost layer or skin of hair swells, and gets entangled. To keep it it smooth, it is important to use a hair-conditioner.

5 Pick the right product: Pick a conditioner according to your hair type. There are conditioners for normal hair, coloured hair, dry and damaged hair and frizzy hair.

HTC (with inputs by hair expert Najeeb Ur Rehman, Schwarzkopf)