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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredLess is more when caring for your hair and scalp. Excessive hair brushing and styling, dying, perming or straightening your hair can all cause hair damage and should be kept to a minimum, if possible. If your hair is very curly or kinky, combing it when it is wet can reduce your risk for breakage, rather than when it is dry. If your hair is naturally straight, combing and brushing it when dry is less likely to cause breakage. Protecting your hair and scalp from excess sun exposure by wearing a hat or scarf is also important. If you like to swim, be sure to rinse and ideally to condition your hair before and after every dip in chlorinated or salt water. Also, ask your dermatologist about the best products for washing and conditioning your hair.