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Updated 10 May 2013

Take care of your hair

Whether you have long hair, short hair or very little hair, it needs care. We have hair to provide some protection for the scalp and head against the sun and a few hard knocks.

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Whether you have long hair, short hair or very little hair, it needs care. We have hair to provide some protection for the scalp and head against the sun and a few hard knocks. It also helps to insulate us against heat and cold.

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Always keep your hair clean; try to strike a balance – too much washing can also damage hair as it washes away the oily substance that protects the hair and makes it shiny; low pH shampoos should be used by women with dry, permed, damaged or straightened hair; anti-dandruff shampoos work, but they can be fairly harsh, so they should be used in conjunction with hair conditioner; don’t brush your hair too much, as you could be making split ends worse; remember that a balanced diet containing proteins and vitamins is more important than expensive conditioners.


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