Your hair goes through rigorous routines day in and day out. If you think you’re tired at the end of the day, it’s not only you.
Your body gets tired with you, and that includes the top of your head too.
But aside from that, there are some practices that we’re used to doing that are known to damage your hair more than you know.
Listed below are just some of the habits you might want to break now:
There are some debates about this as it becomes a hygiene issue, but it really doesn’t have to be.
Washing your hair every day robs your hair of its natural oils that keep it healthy. Most stylists recommend shampooing every 2 days.
The people who will benefit the most from lessening washing your hair are those who have dry, damaged hair from coloring, straightening, curling, etc.
Washing your hair constantly will dull it even more.
If you work out a lot though, on a daily basis, this can get trickier. Of course you don’t want your hair to wreak of the gym. You can opt for just using conditioner at the ends of your hair.
And if you have an oily scalp, use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner on your head.
Using the wrong products
We’re probably all guilty of this at some point.
There are specific hair types like dry, oily, damaged, frizzy, colored, etc. And along with those differences are specific types of products that you should use.
You may be using expensive things, but at the end of the day, you’re not doing much for your hair really.
Expensive isn’t always the best if you’re buying the wrong thing.
It could also be that you’re using the same shampoo/conditioner you’ve been using since you were a kid. That is a no-no!
Not only are you using probably the wrong one for your hair type now, but your scalp is probably used to that by now.
And when it’s used to it, it doesn’t clean as well as you think it does.
Get to know your hair, talk to your stylist, and listen to what he/she recommends you to use. Don’t scrimp on good hair products.
Brushing when it’s wet
We know it can get pretty tangled up in there, especially for those with long hair, which is more reason to brush your hair more carefully.
Brushing when your hair’s wet is a bad idea because that’s when your hair is weak. If you’re constantly tugging at it while in this state, you’re doing unnecessary damage to it.
Instead, opt for brushing before you hop in the shower.
Remove the tough knots ahead of time so it’s not as knotted when you’re out. You can also bring a wide toothed comb inside the shower with you and comb through it after putting conditioner.
It doesn’t matter if you’re growing your hair out or what, you need to go to your salon regularly!
If you’re trying to grow your hair, notice the ends of it.
If you’re seeing split ends or dry ends, you need to go get your haircut asap.
The damaged part climbs up higher as you let it grow out. Have it cut as soon as you notice it.
Always ask your stylist for options as to how to cut your hair. It doesn’t have to become short, just shorter and healthier.
There’s nothing set in stone when it comes to getting treatments for your hair, but you do know that it gets damaged every time you do it.
The advisable number of hair procedures to get done is about 2 a year. You need to let your hair and scalp breathe.
Spend on maintenance treatments instead like buying heat protector and also investing on conditioning treatments.
Remember, just like the rest of your body, your hair needs attention too. Give it the right amount of pampering it needs to function at its optimum.