1 | Camouflage roots by zigzagging your part rather than making it straight.
2 | Brush hair from roots to ends nightly. This distributes natural oils throughout the shaft and gives hair a healthy sheen.
3 | Be direct when telling your hairstylist what you want, and bring photos from magazines of styles you like.
4 | Doing your color yourself? Don’t make too drastic a change. Stay within one or two shades of your natural color.
5 | Comb wet hair like the pros: Hold a handful at a time and work from center to ends, then scalp to center.
6 | Never let a stylist interfere with the natural hairline on your neck. The hair there is cowlick-like and will stick out when it grows.
7 | Always rinse out conditioner (which should go on hair ends) with cold water to seal the cuticle and promote shine.
8 | Protect hair from sun damage with a scarf or hat.
9 | Keep a blowout lasting days longer by sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase.
10 | Change your part to boost body and volume.
11 | To fix hat-head, bend over and shake your head a few times. Then run fingers through hair to add volume. For even more body, mist a natural-bristle brush with hairspray, bend over and brush lightly from underneath.
12 | Avoid frizz: Use only a wide-tooth comb, especially when hair is dry.
13 | If you color your hair, look for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, which don’t contain harsh detergents.
14 | Stop flyaway hair! Spray Static Guard on your comb or brush. Or smooth an anti-static dryer sheet along your head.