Mistake # 1Brushing Hair Too Much
Mistake # 2Washing Hair Daily
A lot of people assume that washing hair on a daily basis cleanses the scalp and keeps your locks clean and oil free. But in reality, over-washing can strip your scalp of its natural oils causing an imbalance in the oil production and leading to an oily look. Hair also begins to lose its colour and sheen if it is subjected to a daily wash especially with shampoos that contain sulphates or alcohol.
Mistake # 3Styling Wet Hair
It is often forgotten that hair is at its weakest form when its wet causing easy breakage and damage when one begins to comb or style wet strands . Hair should be styled only when it is thoroughly towel dried and in a better position to tolerate heating tools. Air-drying your hair or using a soft towel to absorb the excess water are ideal ways to prep your hair for styling. Applying a detangling product and using a brush with soft and wide bristles can easily smoothen your hair once dried and avoid breakage and loss of hair.
Mistake # 4Tying Hair Too Tight
Ofcourse, we all like to wear our hair up, once in a while, whether it’s a hot weather day or a cool ponytail that we want to flaunt. But there is a limit to how tight your hair should be tied, in order to avoid damaging the roots and putting unnecessary stress on them.
Mistake # 5Using the Wrong Towel
Did you know that the fabric of the towel can play a big role in how your hair is dried and in post wash hair loss and breakage ?
Mistake # 6Too Much Heat
We often make the mistake of applying too much heat without using heat protectants and it’s no secret that exposing your strands to high temperatures can irreversibly damage them. So what’s the key to almost perfect blow-drying? Experts say that when 75-80% of the moisture has been removed from your hair through towel or air-drying, your hair is ready for a blow-out. Try using the lowest heat setting on your appliance, apply a serum to the ends to soften them and always maintain a distance of at least half to ¾ of an inch between the styling tool and your hair.
This way you can still continue to style your hair but by keeping damage to a minimum.