Do You Know How to Care for Your Hair?

BEAUTY & FASHION

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6 Min Quiz

It's important to get a haircut that:

Fads come and go, but your hair should reflect your unique tastes and also your lifestyle. If you prefer an easy going, low maintenance lifestyle, a haircut that needs a lot of work every day won't work for you.

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Tying back your hair too tightly can ________ it.

When you tie your hair back too tightly repeatedly you risk weakening your hair. This can cause it to break and split.

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Does everyone have the same hair type?

There's dry hair, oily hair, color-treated hair, sensitive scalps and all types of hair textures. All of them have different hair care needs.

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What kind of products should people with dry hair use?

People with dry hair need all of the moisture they can get for healthy, shiny hair. Dry hair can sometimes even be frizzy without proper care.

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What oils are great for your scalp?

Regularly nourishing your scalp with oil is great, especially for dry hair. It can also help to strengthen and soften gray hair.

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Does heat damage hair?

Regular styling with hot tools can damage hair over time. This is why it is important to use heat-protectant products and give your hair a break whenever you can.

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How often should you use clarifying shampoo?

These shampoos are designed to remove the build up that can develop in hair from using products over time. While overusing it can strip your hair, it is important to use it occasionally.

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What shampoo should people with oily hair use?

People with oily hair may need some help regulating all of that oil. Clarifying and oil-regulating shampoos can help get the job done.

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Should you brush wet hair?

Hair is weakened when its wet. This means that it can be prone to breakage when brushed.

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How should long hair be brushed?

If you have long hair, tilt your head forward so the hair hangs. Then brush from the base of your head forward.

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How much should the average person brush their hair?

Brushing your hair regularly helps distribute sebum and keep it untangled. While there is not usually any need to brush it constantly, once or twice a day will do fine.

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If you swim regularly what kind of shampoo do you need?

Chlorine can lighten and damage hair over time, making it brittle and prone to snapping off. If you swim regularly, you need to use a chlorine removal shampoo regularly too.

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How often should you clean brushes and combs?

In order to keep bacteria to a minimum and keep your scalp healthy, it is important to wash any brushes and combs you use. Do this weekly.

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Can your diet affect your hair health?

What you eat affects your whole body's health, including your hair. Staying hydrated and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables will do wonders for your hair.

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How often do most stylists recommend you get a trim?

Stylists recommend that you get your hair cut every four to six weeks. This helps control split ends and damage.

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What object you most likely already have in your bathroom can be used to smooth down flyaways?

You can use a clean toothbrush to take care of those pesky flyaways. Spray the brush with holding spray and then brush anywhere you need a flyaway taken down.

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What do you have in your kitchen that can be used to soothe dry strands?

You can help dry tresses by applying organic almond butter. Let it sit for 30 minutes for the best results.

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What can you use to keep your hair looking fresh between washes?

It is important to wash your hair the right amount, neither too often or too little. The same goes for dry shampoo. While it's great to extend the life of your hair between washes a day or two, it can irritate your scalp if it is your long term go to.

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Finish blow-drying your hair with a blast of _______ air.

After your hair is dry and styled, lock everything in with a blast of cold air. This will help add shine.

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What can help control frizz?

There are numerous anti-frizz serums on the market. They can help you achieve silky and smooth hair.

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Do you need to condition your scalp?

In most cases, scalps produce their own natural oils. This means that the scalp and the hair within four inches of it do not need to be conditioned. Only the ends do.

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When blow-drying, keep the dryer:

In order to avoid damage, don't blast one part of your hair with heat for a long time. Not only is this damaging, but can create an uneven look.

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How clean should your hair be when you dye it?

The scalp's natural oils can help prevent irritation from harsh dyes and the chemicals in them. This is why it's a good idea to dye unwashed hair.

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Add what to your conditioner to keep your highlights bright?

Squeeze a dollop of honey into your conditioner in order to keep your highlights looking fresh. Use it as usual.

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Which of these hide roots?

While you can accessorize to give your roots a break, a jagged part can camouflage them. A traditional straight part will show off any roots.

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What can you do to add texture to your hair without damaging it?

If you braid your hair while it's wet and leave it overnight, you will wake up with heat-free curls. While there's nothing wrong with using heat tools or ceramic ones, curling your hair every day can lead to damage in the long term.

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It is best to wash your hair with:

Water that is too hot can dry out your skin and damage your hair. Cold water seals in color and shine, making it better for your hair.

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Which drink can be used to brighten blonde hair.

Brewing chamomile tea, cooling it, straining it and applying it to hair can help instantly brighten blonde locks. Apply it with a spray bottle.

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What kind of pillow helps prevent damage to hair?

If your hair tangles when you sleep, you may benefit from a silk pillow. Its smooth slippery surface is kinder on hair.

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What should you never do to wet hair?

Too tight updos are bad for dry hair but even worse for wet hair. Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage and breakage and can't handle the strain.

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What will help your bobby pins stay in?

If you find that your bobby pins slide out all the time, try spraying them lightly with hairspray before putting them in your hair. This will help them stay in place.

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Scalp massages help your hair:

Scalp massages not only feel good, but are good for your hair growth. It will enhance the strength of your roots.

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It is important to ________ your hairstyles.

Repeating the same tight hair styles over and over again will put tension on your hair and scalp. This can break or damage your hair. Be sure to vary your styles regularly.

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How can you fix unruly bangs in the morning without damaging them?

If your bangs are out of place in the morning, wet them with a spray bottle lightly to get out any kinks. This will have them looking right as rain.

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Brushing your hair before you wash it reduces:

You lose a lot of hair when you wash and all of that hair goes down the drain. To reduce clogs, brush that hair away before hopping in the shower.

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We've all got hair, but taking care of it can be hard. With so many textures, colors, types and options, it can take an expert to get it right. Test your hair IQ with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

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