Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life 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. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid 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.Take action: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.10 tips from a celebrity hairdresser More in Lifestyle Women catching up fast with male alcohol use More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.