In a desperate pursuit to keep their mane lustrously soft and shiny, women are often persuaded to try out new hair care products and routines. However, little do they know that these hair care routine is doing their locks more damage than any good. Here is a listing of top 6 hair care mistakes to avoid that people tend to make.
We all love the freshly washed hair, as it makes our hair soft, silky and wondrously shiny. However, did you know that shampooing every day strips your locks of its natural oil balance? Gauge how often you need to wash your hair, based on your hair type. For instance, if you have an oily scalp, wash your hair every second day. Similarly, for dry hair, hold off longer, for preserving the moisture balance of your scalp.
Applying Too Much Heat
Ironing, curling and blow-drying are all great ways to style your hair, but what about the damage they cause to your hair? Know the amount of heat your hair can withstand before you torture them with hair styling devices. If your hair is thin and wispy at the end, avoid exposing it to more than 130-degree heat, and if your hair is coarse and thick, 200 degree is the maximum limit you can go to.
Rubbing Hair Vigorously With Towel
When out of the shower and in a hurry, people often commit the mistake of rubbing wet hair vigorously to dry them quickly. You need to realize that hair is at its weakest state when wet. Friction from rubbing damages the hair cuticles and causes it to frizz. Rather, try patting dry your hair and use a hair serum to untangle the knots.
Make it a rule to condition your hair every time you wash it. With each wash, your hair gets stripped of its natural oil causing them to frizz. A conditioner preserves your hair from dryness, maintaining them even and free from split ends. A leave-in conditioner can also do the trick when it comes to keeping your hair silky soft all day long.
Not Rinsing Properly
One of the worst things that you can do to your hair is not rinsing it thoroughly after every wash. The soapy residue of shampoo will not only make your look dull and limp but also break it. No matter how sped you feel, take the time to rinse your hair properly after every wash.
Do not let split ends travel all the way up to the roots of your hair before you go in for your next trim. Getting trims done once in every couple of months as it can do your hair a world of good. No more sparse hair ravaged by split ends.
Breaking simple everyday habits can go a long way in keeping your hair wondrously lush and glossy.