You might not know it, but your hair’s worst enemy can be you. Some of your harmless everyday activities weaken your mane, leading to unwanted hair fall and breakage. If you really care about your crowning glory, these hair mistakes need to be corrected – ASAP.
Below is a list of the things that surprisingly damage your hair:
Never drag your brush or fine-toothed comb through your wet, tangled hair. This doesn’t fix the mess. It makes it prone to breakage and fallout!
What you can do: Replace your good ole’ brush with a wide-toothed comb. It can unravel all the knots without the pressure. Use a conditioner to reduce friction, making it easier for you to comb your hair.
Super tight hair ties
There’s nothing wrong with doing a simple ponytail or topknot to keep your tresses manageable. But, please, do not tie it too hard! Tight hair ties pull the strands and put pressure onto your scalp. This mistake results to annoying hair frizz and flyaways that are hard to control!
What you can do: Do not bind your hair tightly. A slightly loose ponytail is enough. If you find it hard to manage your long hair without elastics, it might be time to switch to a shorter hairstyle.
Styling too much
Your styling best friends such as blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands actually remove moisture out of your hair strands. That makes your hair brittle, giving you split ends.
What you can do: Hairstyling is an important part of some people’s morning routine. If you’re one of them, use a protective serum before ironing, curling, or blow drying your hair. If possible, don’t blow your hair during your rest day. Your crowning glory needs a break from those tools too.
A lot of people towel dry their hair with pressure, followed by a sudden blow dry. That’s not a good combination at all!
Truth is, the absorbent terrycloth towels we know are too abrasive for your hair. The fibers of the towel increase friction between hair strands and damages the cuticles. The result? You get a tangled and frizzy hair.
What you can do: Use your cotton shirt to suck the excess water from your hair. Gently squeeze and pat the water out. Do not rub the cloth against your hair to dry it. It’s a long process, but it’s much less damaging.
Tolerating dirty hair
It’s okay if you don’t shampoo your hair every day, but wash it enough to maintain hygiene! Dirty hair has bacteria buildup, dandruff, or worse, head lice. You won’t want those—it’s itchy and icky.
What you can do: Take a bath before your hair gets oily, itchy, and heavy. Wash it using mild shampoo. It won’t strip the scalp’s natural oils which protect and hydrate your hair and scalp.
It’s time to make things right
You might find yourself guilty for doing some of these things to your hair everyday. Now that you know better, start changing these habits of yours. Do it to get healthier hair without spending too much on chemical salon treatments. Those things won’t reverse the hair damage that has been done.
Share these hair care tips to your friends. They’ll probably need to know this too!