Styling makes your hair look great, but treating it with tender, loving care is vital to keeping it healthy for the long run.

Check out the tips below on how maintain a healthy head of hair:

1. Wash. Wash. Wash. – Washing your hair often doesn’t make it any drier or unhealthier. On the contrary, it actually helps thicken the hair because it removes dirt and grease. To achieve the best results, wash with professional quality shampoo, and always use lukewarm water.

2. Be gentle — If you’re already thin on top, the last thing you want to do is be rough on your hair. Never comb when your hair is wet, and drying it roughly with a towel only makes things worse. Instead, gently pat it dry, and style with your fingers for texture.

3. Tip-top condition – Whether your sporting long or short hair, conditioning is vital in keeping your hair smooth and soft condition. After you shampoo your hair, apply conditioner and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse. If you’ve got thin hair, condition on alternate days.