Twelve Ways To Look After Your Hair

by Dr Vernon Coleman and Donna Antoinette Coleman

1. Wash your hair at least twice a week.

2. Use the simplest shampoo you can find - with the fewest number of additives.

3. Rinse your hair thoroughly after washing.

4. If a shampoo irritates your scalp then change it immediately.

5. Don't hold a hair-dryer too close to your scalp - and move the dryer around. Try to dry your hair naturally if you can.

6. Hair is fragile when wet and should not be brushed until it is dry.

7. Avoid over-treating your hair. As well as drying out your hair and causing it to go brittle, using chemicals of any kind on your hair too much can damage the hair follicles.

8. When using dyes at home, always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

9. Have your hair cut regularly to avoid split ends.

10. Wear a bathing cap to protect your hair from the chlorine in swimming pools.

11. The sun dries the hair so protect your hair from the sun with a hat or scarf.

12. Avoid over-using hair straighteners, crimpers and curling tongs. The over-use of any heated hair appliance can damage hair.

Copyright Vernon Coleman and Donna Antoinette Coleman 2005

Taken from Health Secrets Doctors Share With Their Families by Vernon Coleman & Donna Antoinette Coleman, published by the European Medical Journal at 12.99 and available from the bookshop on this website and from all good bookshops everywhere.

Copyright Vernon Coleman 2005