Healthy hair care starts with a regimen that includes the right products, proper handling of the hair during all stages, as well as good styling tools & consistency. If you are choosing to take care of your hair at home remember when finding a product line to use you need to determine your hair type. Some people hair types change when the seasons change so you may use one line in the winter and something totally different for the summer. The products you choose should have a clarifying cleanser and a moisture cleanser free from sulfate and parabens. Sulfates can strip too much of the natural oils from your hair actually drying it out. Parabens have been identified as harmful because they can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen and can be associated with certain forms of breast tumors. So these chemicals are best left out of your hair care products. To be sure you are handling your hair properly before you shampoo comb thru your hair completely to be sure there are no tangles prior to rinsing. Shampoo at least 3 times to be certain the scalp and the hair is clean. Apply a liberal amount of conditioner all the way through your hair and comb thoroughly in sections to make sure all strands are covered. Allow conditioner to process completely and rinse with cool water to lock the conditioner into the cuticles of the hair. Detangle the hair in large sections then blow dry taking your time without too much tension. When considering your drying and styling tools don't go the cheapest route this can cause you to overheat your hair because the cheapest tools don't have heat control nor does it regulate the amount of heat put out during use. Consistency means continuously using the right products and handling your hair gently with care and invest in tools that have heat control and regulated heat during use. Any hair care specialist should be adhering to these things as well or maybe you should consider a different cosmetologist.