Comb and brush
People with long hair tend to only brush it and not comb it at all. While brushing has its own advantages (like detangled hair, duh), combing is just as important. When you comb your hair, you spread your natural scalp oil on it, which helps it grow stronger, healthier, and more balanced.
Leaving your house with wet hair may not have been part of your plans, but you might want to reconsider when you learn the damages of blowdrying. When you blowdry your hair rather than letting it air dry, it leaves both your hair and scalp parched. Doing it on a regular basis damages your hair cuticles, leaving them brittle and dry, and you don’t want that, do you?
Wear a winter hat
It’s never a good idea to get too much of something. Too much heat can damage your hair, but so can extreme cold. It doesn’t take a genius to know that water turn to ice in low temperatures, but we bet you never thought how it could affect your hair. Well, when the natural moisture in the air sinks into your hair (as is does naturally), the water can freeze just as well and create teeny-tiny ice flakes that attach to your hair. Once the ice breaks, it damages your cuticles. A simple hat in the winter can easily help with that.
Change up your hairstyle
This may sound silly but it’s actually a pretty common tip hair experts recommend. Wearing your hair exactly the same way every day creates hair weak spots (like your temples or the point where you tie it, depending on your usual hairdo). Experiment with different hairstyles (now is the time to watch all those YouTube tutorials you’ve been saving) and don’t forget to wear your hair down every once in a while.
Don’t shampoo your hair
Your instinct is to say “Wait, what? What else am I supposed to use shampoo for?” Well, technically you are supposed to use shampoo on your scalp rather than your entire hair. Your scalp produces oils that your shampoo cleans away. This means that when you use shampoo, you need to focus on your scalp and only let it flow down your hair when you rinse it off.