Haircare is an important part of our lives. Many people spend hours and hours of time and money on their hair. We invest in expensive products and treatments to try and get the perfect locks we always dreamed of. Unfortunately, even when we do all the right things for our hair, it can still become broken and unhealthy. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Yes! Knowing how to care for your hair properly will help maintain its health. That’s why we want to share some tips for caring for your hair with you.
The following are five mistakes that might be destroying your hair without you even realizing it, as well as five ways you can fix these issues so that you can maintain healthy hair.
Five mistakes that might be destroying your hair
1. You wash too often
If you’re not careful, you could be damaging your hair by washing it too often! All of those shampoos and conditioners strip the natural oils from your scalp and hair, leading to dryness. That means that if you wash more than once a week, then your shampoo is doing more damage than good.
2. You use the wrong products for your hair type
If your hair is oily or greasy, there are certain products that will only make the situation worse, so it’s important to know what type of issues you have with your locks before using any product on them! Instead of trying new things every time, check out lists of products for specific types of hair online or at stores so that you can find one that works best with your hair type.
3. You brush incorrectly
Brushing can lead to breakage and split ends if done incorrectly. Make sure to only brush after wetting the knots first, then comb gently in small sections. Be sure not to tug or pull on wet knots as this can also cause breaks and splits! Brush in an upward motion towards the scalp rather than downwards which can lead to knotting and matting of the locks which damages them over time.
Brushing your hair too hard can cause breakage and frizziness. You may not even notice that you’re brushing too hard because it feels like brushing normally and then suddenly you see that there’s a lot of damage on your brush. To avoid breaking your hair, we recommend using a wide-tooth comb if you need to brush through tangles or knots. It’s also important to be gentle with your scalp when brushing so as not to cause any irritation or breakage.
4. Heat styling too often
One mistake many people make is using heat styling too often. Why is this a problem? When you use heat styling, your hair tends to become dry and brittle. This can lead to split ends, which are the start of unhealthy hair. The best way to fix this issue is to use heat protectant before heating your hair. If you do choose to use heat styling, try limiting it as much as possible and always use products that will help your hair stay healthy.
5. Washing your hair every day
Washing your hair every day does more harm than good. It can strip away essential oils from your scalp and leave it dry and scaly. What’s more, washing every day can dry out the ends of your strands, which will result in split and damaged tips that will eventually break off completely. As such, we recommend washing no more than every three days unless
Other mistakes to avoid to maintain healthy hair
Mistake #1: You’re using the wrong shampoo.
Choosing the correct shampoo is integral to maintaining healthy hair. Many shampoos contain harsh chemicals that can strip your hair of natural oils, causing them to become dry and brittle. If you’re not sure what type of shampoo you should be using, consult a professional hairstylist or dermatologist.
Mistake #2: You’re not taking care of your scalp.
Your scalp needs to be cleaned in order to stay healthy. You should always cleanse your scalp with an oil-free shampoo at least once per week in order to prevent buildup of product and dirt that can clog pores and lead to irritation or infection. If you need something more intensive, you could also invest in a deep cleansing mask that is designed for your scalp’s needs.
Mistake #3: You don’t condition your hair enough.
Conditioning your hair enough is important for maintaining its healthiness. Conditioner helps the cuticle layer on each strand of hair lay flat which creates a smoother surface so less friction occurs when combing through it with a brush or comb, thereby reducing breakage caused by friction during brushing or combing. If you are unsure how long it should take you to condition, just remember that the average person takes three minutes – but it can be longer if you have thick or curly hair.
You might be making some of these mistakes without realizing it. The good news is that they are easy to fix. Follow the tips in this guide and you’ll be well on your way to achieving healthy, beautiful hair.