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Scalp Massage Basics

After a long, stressful day, sometimes there's nothing better than a scalp massage. Whether you're simply running your hands through your hair or your hairdresser is sending shivers up your spine, the simple act can relieve a lot of pressure.

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    Does getting your hair cut regularly really promote hair growth?

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  • Does my scalp affect the way my hair looks?

    Does my scalp affect the way my hair looks?

    You may have dry hair, oily hair, thick hair or thinning hair, but can your scalp affect the way your hair looks? See more »

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    Dry Shampoo Basics

    If you don't have time to suds up your hair in the shower, there's an alternative. But does dry shampoo really make your hair squeaky clean? See more »

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    How often should you wash your hair?

    Most people wash their hair every day without fail. However, some go without shampoo for weeks, months and even years. Who's right? See more »

  • How to Moisturize the Scalp

    How to Moisturize the Scalp

    Dry skin isn't limited to just the face, legs and arms; it can also be a problem for your scalp. How can you add moisture so that your scalp and hair stay healthy? See more »

  • How to Treat Dandruff

    How to Treat Dandruff

    Dandruff is a common problem for many people, but what causes it can range from dry skin to oily skin to chronic conditions. With so many possible triggers, what can be done to treat dandruff? See more »

  • Is a hair dryer bad for your scalp?

    Is a hair dryer bad for your scalp?

    Heat may give you a perfect coiffure today, but will it damage your scalp and hair in the long run? How does a hair dryer affect your scalp? See more »

  • Is tea tree oil good for treating scalp problems?

    Is tea tree oil good for treating scalp problems?

    Dandruff, head lice and hair loss are often treated with chemical ingredients, but can tea tree oil offer a natural alternative for treating scalp problems? See more »

  • Is the scalp different from other skin?

    Is the scalp different from other skin?

    Your scalp protects your skull and is covered in hair, and it's susceptible to certain skin conditions, such as dandruff and head lice. But is your scalp different from the rest of you skin? See more »

  • Quick Tips: Dandruff Remedies

    Quick Tips: Dandruff Remedies

    Nobody likes flakes -- neither the kind with cheesy pick-up lines, nor the sort that fall from a dry, itchy scalp. If you're plagued by the latter, here's a handful of home remedies to help. See more »

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