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    15 Flawless Tips For Maintaining Healthy Hair

    Hair game: Strong.

    We asked followers of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best tips for maintaining healthy hair. Here are their suggestions.

    1. Pre-shampoo with apple cider vinegar.

    2. Only shampoo from your roots to the mid-shafts of your hair.

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    "When you rinse it out it'll cleanse the rest of the hair shaft." — Alexandria Anderson

    3. Avoid silicones, sulfates, and alcohols in your shampoo and conditioner.

    4. Try not to brush your hair when it's wet.


    It's one of the biggest causes of hair breakage.

    Suggested by Melody Baker

    5. Honey is your friend.

    6. Rinse and condition in cold water.


    Cold water helps seal in moisture and shine. Rinse and condition in cold water to help lock in conditioning agents.

    Suggested by nataliec4fa49b5fe

    7. Coconut oil also helps retain moisture.

    8. Sleep on a silk pillowcase.


    Silk pillowcases are softer on the hair when you're tossing and turning at night, so they prevent breakage and moisture loss.

    Suggested by Lisa Evans

    9. Back away from the heating tools.


    Heat styling tools can dry out and fry your hair, which can lead to split ends, breakage, and overall damage. If you're going to style your hair with a hot tool, make sure you use a heat protectant spray first.

    Suggested by allisonf29

    10. If you swim a lot, condition your hair BEFORE getting in.

    11. Olive oil, grape seed oil, and avocado make great hair masks.

    12. DON'T wash everyday.


    "Washing it every day dries it out and strips too much of your natural oils. Give your hair a rest and skip washing." — tasham493206612

    13. Don't wrap your hair in a towel after washing; use a T-shirt.

    14. Taking Hair, Skin, and Nail vitamins won't hurt.

    15. Of course, eating right also helps!