After having more than a few of my friends ask me about keeping their hair healthy I decided a post was needed.
I do a lot with my hair and I know that not everyone else does. I have naturally wavy hair that will usually do what I want it to, so I personally use a shampoo and conditioner specifically for the type of hair style I am going for that day. If I'm going curly I use a wave enhancing one, straight I use a volume enhancing one. Having recently been switching around jobs my budget has been extra tight and this has made me fall in love with the Sunsilk line of hair products. So much so that when I am back on the money train I will not be switching back to a more expensive line. Their products do what they say they will and my hair looks great!
After that shower its the same thought process. I use styling products specifically for the look I wan to achieve. And also something that protects against the heat of my blow dyer/curling iron/straighter abuse that I inflict on my hair.
That being said I do not wash my hair everyday. More so in the winter, there is actually a difference in the way one should care for their hair in the winter than in the summer. With all the wind and cold outside and the dry heat of inside, your hair drys out more, which will lead to frizzy, static and split ends. Washing it everyday has the same effect. It can dry out your hair too much, as you are never letting the natural oils condition it.
Now if you do nothing else to keep you hair in shape, you should deep condition it once a week and the one that has never let me down is the Aussie 3 minute miracle. It makes my hair soft as a baby's. I suggest not doing it on a day where you are planning on making your hair do something, because I always find it is too soft for a style. Just let it be soft and healthy on say a Sunday.
Any other beauty questions?