(HealthDay News) -- Want your hair to look healthier?
The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks:
Wash oily hair more frequently.
Wash chemically treated hair less often.
As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not need to shampoo as often.
Watch for flakes -- which may indicate dandruff or another scalp condition.
Concentrate shampoo on the scalp instead of washing the entire length of hair.
Use conditioner after every shampoo, or use a 2-in-1 product that cleans and conditions.
Apply conditioner on the tips of hair.
Choose a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair type.
When swimming, wet and condition hair beforehand, or wear a tight-fitting cap.
Use a specially formulated swimmer's shampoo and deep conditioner after swimming to replace lost moisture.
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