You moisturize, nourish and repair it but your hair stubbornly remains damaged? It’s highly possible that your daily hair care habits are the main culprits. Here are 6 surprising things that make your locks weaker.
The causes of hair damage are numerous. When dry, this means that you don’t moisturize the hair adequately, or use too much cosmetics containing alcohol, which contribute to dryness. If the ends split, this is a sign that you don’t provide the strands with damage protection, e.g. during combing. If the hair is thinning out, it craves for nutrients and scalp pH is disturbed. Every hair problem is a different story. That’s why it’s advised to expose the hair to customized treatments, because only then will you get the best results.
6 HAIR CARE HABITS THAT RUIN YOUR HAIR
Even though you may not realize it, there are some tiny things that slowly, day by day, keep harming your hair. You should find out what they are because, perhaps, they are among those of your habits that are responsible for the difficult-to-solve hair problems you’re currently fighting with.
1. Keeping hair wrapped in a towel for too long
Can a towel wrapped around the head hurt your hair? It sounds crazy because this is just a piece of fabric. It turns out, however, that the time you let the towel sit on your head is an important determinant. In short, keeping your freshly washed hair wrapped in a towel for just a couple of minutes is fine. But if you let it sit too long, it hurts the hair because the strands are cut out of the fresh air and additionally the water and moisture has nowhere to escape.
2. Sleeping with wet and loose hair
You can damage your hair even while sleeping. You didn’t know that but it’s a fact. While you sleep like a baby, your hair may get weaker, brittle, break and split. This is what happens when you get to bed with freshly and still wet hair, that is far more prone to damage. Additionally, you don’t tie it up so the strands keep rubbing against the pillowcase every time you move. Besides, sleeping with wet hair may contribute to disturbing oily glands in the scalp, which leads to oily hair problems.
3. Using wrong combing technique
Another habit responsible for harming your hair is combing, or more precisely, detangling the hair in a wrong way. The brushing techniques are numerous and everyone should know which one works for their hair best. The most important though is not to pull on the hair or tug it because this makes follicles weaker, which results in excessive hair loss. It’s worth investing money in a comb or brush that glides smoothly through the hair.
4. Keeping hair accessories dirty
Many hair concerns come from using diary hair accessories and the improper way of storing the hair styling tools that we often forget to keep clean. Do you remember when was the last time you washed your comb or hairbrush? It was long ago, right? So don’t be surprised that you have to struggle with dandruff which is really hard to get rid of. Hygiene is a must!
5. Lack of sun protection
Do you know that your strands need to be protected from the sunlight? And do you know that they need protection every day, regardless of the season? UV rays are incredibly harmful to hair, it may cause damage and dryness, it may deprive the hair of shine and deep color, unless you use plant oils, hair mists and other cosmetics known for delivering round-the-clock sun protection. Lastly, remember to use them not only during the summer but throughout the entire year, even during the winter, especially on the ski slope.
6. Unskillful hair tying
The way you arrange the hairdos and tie the hair up is crucial for its condition. It’s generally believed that hair likes being worn down during the day. However, most ladies prefer to have their hair tied, and there is nothing wrong with that unless they use accessories made of metal, or containing sharp edges that may catch on the hair and damage it. One of the most common reasons for hair thinning out is wearing tight hairdos, which is another thing worth realizing. Loose bun or a ponytail tied with a soft hair tie should be okay.