Our hair needs care just like flowers need to be watered everyday! Nevertheless they might be under some threats which we don’t even notice. Keep reading! Here are the 6 most common hair care mistakes.
1. iron your hair too often
The hair dryer, the flat iron, the curling iron: all of these can cause heat damage to your hair, so why do we use them every day, sometimes more than once a day? All of this heat, especially if you don’t use a product to protect your hair from heat damage, has earned itself a spot at the top of my list of the most common hair care mistakes. If you must use heat to dry, curl, or straighten your hair, use a product that protects your hair from heat damage.
2. Washing too often
Unless you have very oily hair, you don’t need to wash your hair every day. Over-washing can dry your hair, making it brittle, so only wash when you have to. I wash every other day, but if you have long hair, you might even be able to go another day between washings. Need a little boost between washings? Try a dry shampoo.
3. Skipping conditioner
When you do wash your hair, it’s important to use conditioner, every time. Skipping conditioner can make your hair dull, dry, and prone to tangles.
4. Brushing too much
When my grandmother was young, she was taught to brush her hair 100 strokes before bed each night. Now we know this is way too much to brush! Over-brushing can make your hair static, and it can lead to split ends and breakage. Brush only when you have to, and make sure you’re using the right brush for your hair.
5. Brushing when wet
More about brushing: never, ever use a brush on wet hair! Instead, use a wide-tooth comb, which won’t damage your hair like a brush can. Start at the bottom, and work your way up, while your hair is still wet, and don’t tug at tangles!
6. Not going seasonal
The change of seasons may be pretty, but it can wreak havoc on your tresses, so be sure to use products that protect your hair all year round. For instance, in summer, you might need a shampoo to get rid of chlorine from swimming in the pool, or a product with SPF to protect your hair from the sun. In winter, you’ll want a rich conditioner to prevent fly-aways and static. You’ll also want to use a de-frizz product on humid days.