|The 6 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Hair|
The 6 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Hair
1. Waiting too long for a trim or cut
If you have split, or curly hair, if it looks sloppy, and has no shape anymore, if your hair confusions easily, or gets lots of single knots — you are probably way, tardy for your hair, cutting appointment, especially if you require to have long hair. Your locks will be longer if you trim them on a regular basis; not because your hair will grow faster, but because the ends won’t be splitting, and cutting.
Solution: Visit the hairdresser regularly.
2. DIY — dyeing it yourself
DIY might be a handy practice for many times, but coloring the hair is not one of them unless you are an acknowledged hairdresser, perhaps, or at least know precisely, what you’re doing. Most likely, you will end up going to a salon anyhow, but it will be way harder, and more expensive to fix whatever you have done. Just let the professionals deal with it from the beginning.
Solution: A beautician appointment.
3. Brushing or styling wet hair
When your hair is wet, it is very sensitive, and more prone to breakage. You can experiment a little to check it, next time you wash your hair. Select one (only one, we don’t want you to get bald), and try to break it. You will find that it breaks much lighter, compared to when the hair is dry. The brush does the same thing, but preferably of one hair, it breaks hundreds. The heat from hot tools, (a curler or straightener) makes the water evaporate extensively and, as we all learn at school, water expands with escape, breaking your hair. Plus using hot tools will simply brown your hair, to stop the damage.
Solution: let it dry before brushing, and styling, and doing some heat protection products is also approved.
4. Using dirty brushes
When you brush your hair, lots of dead skin particles end up in your brush, even if you cannot see it. Dead skin is the perfect environment, for growing bacteria, all sorts of them. Apart from being simply disgusting, it can get transferred back to your scalp, if you don’t wash your hair brushes regularly.
Solution: wash your brushes, or put a tissue onto the brush before combing your hair. Dispose of the tissue, after brushing, transmitting the cover itself clean.
5. Washing your hair too often, and with very hot water
The glands in our scalp produce natural oils that, are required for healthy curls, and hot water can remove them, making your hair dry, and brittle. Over-washing will ultimately do the same thing. The hairdressers suggest washing your hair twice a week, or three times if you have very oily hair.
Solution: don’t wash your hair every day, and only use warm water.
6. Not using conditioner or using it instead of shampoos
Shampoos and conditioners are totally different produce that is used, for different purposes, and cannot replace one another. Shampoos clean, conditioners moisturize. Here’s a simple illustration: Your car needs both petrol and oil, not one or another. These are two different products, and your car won’t appreciate it if you pour petrol, where oil is assumed to be. It is the same with your hair: if you use conditioner instead of shampoo, or not use it at all, your scalp won’t say, “Thank you.” Although, the damage won’t be as expensive associated with the car… probably.
Solution: use both, first shampoo, then conditioner.