Everyone wants beautiful, healthy, shiny hair but we often make mistakes when it comes to taking care of our hair and most of us aren’t even aware of it. On the blog today, i’ll be presenting you with six hair care mistakes and most importantly, how to avoid them.
1. Over washing.
Probably one of the most common hair care mistakes women make. When you wash your hair too frequently, it strips your hair of it’s natural oils making it produce more oil to compensate for what it lost. It is recommended to wash your hair every 2-3 days. If your hair is very greasy, look for a shampoo that removes excess oil without over drying your hair
2. Brushing wet hair.
Brushing wet hair is a no-no because wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair. Instead, opt for a wide-tooth comb. This will cause less damage than a regular hair brush.
3. Wearing tight hair styles.
Any hairstyle which requires a tight restraint on the hair will cause friction and tugging at the hairline and in the long run will stunt hair growth and cause hair loss. Hairstyles that contribute to this are tight ponytails, cornrows, braids, buns, etc.
4. Skipping heat protectant.
Heat protectant is an important product to use before using a heat styling tool. There are various formulas to choose from, ones to help with protecting against heat styling, humidity and UV rays. When you skip this step your hair is more prone to drying, damage and breakage.
5. Skipping regular trims.
If you don’t regulary trim your hair, over time, the ends of your hair will become dry, brittle and more susceptible to split ends. Hair begins to split around the 3-4 month mark, which is when you’ll actually need a trim.
6. Excessive use of hair products.
We all love our hair products, whether it’s hairspray, mousse, gels, serums, But using them excessively on a daily basis causes a build up on your hair. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove product build up and give your hair a break by staying away from hair styling products from 1-2 times a week.
And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading this and that it helped you in someway. Are you guilty of any of these hair care mistakes? Share your thoughts in the comments below.