Quick tips for keeping your hair healthy. 

By Melissa Locker
January 09, 2017

This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.

Brushing your hair really is an art form, but most people treat it like a boring necessity akin to flossing your teeth or eating high-fiber cereal. At its most basic function, it’s an important step in keeping tangles away and making sure your hairdo looks fly. But it also stimulates your scalp and increases blood flow to the area, which can help maintain a healthy hair and scalp.

Running your fingers through your hair once or twice a day may keep you looking presentable, but if you want a truly healthy, shiny, well-kept mane, there’s a little more to brushing than simply tugging a comb through your hair before you leave house.

Ahead, a few tips for making sure your hair is in its best shape whether you’re at home or jetsetting around the world.

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