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Teenagers love to show off their hair. How many times do you see a young man or woman standing in front of a mirror brushing or combing their hair? A ridiculous amount of times, but it is because hair is one of the things that makes a person stand out during the teenage years. You want to make sure you take good care of that hair, and here are some tips to help you do so.

First, you need to understand that how you treat your skin in general is how your hair is doing. What I mean is that if you have dry skin, you can be sure you have dry hair. While there are products you can buy that say they promote healthier hair, the truth is that they often do more bad than good.

A better way to ensure you have well-nourished hair is to drink lots of water. Water helps clear your skin and hair of toxins, and hydrate your skin to keep it moist. When you have plenty of water in your system it removes toxins from your pores, allowing oils to more easily cover your skin and hair. This will ensure your hair is better cared for, and all you need to do is drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to make this happen.

If you have excessively oily hair, consider leaving the shampoo on your hair and scalp for about five minutes before you wash it off. As you put the shampoo on, make sure you scrub the scalp thoroughly, because oily hair means an oily scalp. If you do not clean your scalp well, your hair will soon be oily again.

If you wear hair extensions or style your hair in braids, take them out as much as possible. The weight of extensions pull at your hair and actually cause your natural hair to fall out. In addition, dirt and oils build up around the extensions making your hair dirtier. When you don’t remove braids at night your hair will build up oils and dirt as well, and this can cause your hair to look poor.

It is the simple things that will make the most difference. You don’t need to go out and buy expensive products. Simply take care of your hair, and you will look amazing.