Beautiful hair requires careful care, but often our efforts turn against us. In order not to make common mistakes, carefully study the selection of bad habits. And don't ever do that again!
Using old combs
You probably know that you should change your toothbrush at least once every three months. The same can be said about the comb: believe me, this is not an item that is used forever. Microbes and bacteria accumulate between the teeth of the comb, which can harm the scalp and, as a result, the hair. And yet, after each combing session, be sure to remove the remaining hairs on the brush, and once a week thoroughly wash the comb with shampoo and baking soda. Trichologists also advise never to lend your hairbrush - not even to your best friend! Here again we could draw an analogy with a toothbrush. Well, you understand.
Tightening the elastic band too tight
Elastic band for hair, of course, is necessary in everyday life, but it can also harm your hair. If you make the ponytail too tight, the blood circulation to the scalp is disrupted, and this can lead to increased hair loss. In addition, many elastic bands literally tear out hair when removed: choose only those that will slip off easily and not injure.
Seldom cut your hair
This rule also applies to those who grow their hair: in any case, the dry ends must be cut off, no matter how you like the length.
Doing recovery procedures too often
The other extreme is excessive love for hair. If you make masks too often or constantly visit the salon for professional care, there is a risk of not only throwing money away, but also harming your hair. For example, keratin, which we so often lack, and which is contained in most hair masks, in too much, on the contrary, leads to brittleness. Moreover, the constant use of nourishing and moisturizing products noticeably "weights" the hair, making it weak.
So, after every hair wash, use conditioner, and a mask - no more than once a week. Most masks have a prolonged effect, so there is no need to constantly overload the hair.
Do hot styling often
The same applies to blow-drying: the maximum mode, which quickly dries (and at the same time overdries) the hair, is best not to turn on at all. No matter how you hurry!
Do not use protective sprays
Heat protection spray is the number one product you should have on your shelf next to your shampoo and conditioner! Thermal protection helps hair retain moisture and really prevents damage. Spray carefully: make sure you don't miss a strand.
You brush your hair the wrong way
Long hair should not be combed in one sweeping and firm stroke from roots to ends - this will only lead to unnecessary hair loss and damage. When combing, always hold the strand with your hand so that there is no strong tension at the roots. If in some places the hair is very tangled and does not comb right away, then first gently separate it with your fingers, and then comb it again.
Messy with wet hair
When the hair is wet, it is especially vulnerable. The fact is that water makes hair heavier, and when you sloppily wipe it with a towel or actively comb it, there is a risk of losing even those “guys” who have not yet thought of leaving your head. Therefore, carefully dry your hair with a towel with massage movements, and you can comb it only with a comb with rare teeth.
Use too much styling
Haven't changed shampoo in a long time
Usually, girls are divided into two camps: those who believe that shampoo should be changed at least once a month to avoid addiction, and those who have found "their" shampoo and never change it at all. In fact, both are mistaken.
Our hair also changes its condition and requires different types of care. If you used an anti-oily shampoo a year ago, this does not mean that you still need it. Products for oily hair are drying, and it is possible that you have needed a different shampoo for a long time. In addition, the quality of the hair depends on the hormonal background, the menstrual cycle and a host of other reasons. Therefore, you need to change the shampoo as needed, following the "mood" of the hair.