Hair is fragile and requires proper care to keep it healthy. When brushing or combing your hair you should work your way from the bottom to the root. This prevents a tangle from becoming even tighter as it goes through even more hair. If you start at the top you are going to tighten the knots and cause more tension and eventual hair breakage.
Another tip concerns conditioner. If you have a dry scalp problem, do
not try and compensate by applying conditioner to your scalp. Too much
hydration is going to feed the flakes and cause them to not go away.
Conditioner was intended to condition the ends of your hair away from
the natural oil your scalp produces.
are another big issue for hair. The first way to minimize split ends is
to not over process your hair whether through coloring, perms, hot hair
driers, flat irons, or curling irons. Another way to keep split ends at
bay is not to use a hair brush while your hair is wet. A brush grabs
and pulls your hair and some strands end up snapping like a rubber band
leaving a vulnerable strand of hair behind. Lastly, regular trims will
keep a small split end from splitting up toward the top of your hair
strand, which continues the damage even further.