Aren’t you excited that technology has made everything easier? It is fairly correct to thank technological advancements for helping out with beauty efforts so that items like the electric bikini shaver have taken the stress of bikini malfunctions because of untamed body hair.
Even then, there is still a lot of responsibility that is on you to achieve the preferred aesthetic results that technology might not fix for you. Are you worried that your hair is not responding well to your beauty needs? Perhaps you should take a look at these hair mistakes you are making that will damage your hair:
Washing your hair every day
Water is undeniably good for your body, and this is why showering is important for everyone. For hair though, washing every day may not be the right choice. This is because you risk stripping your hair of its natural, protective oils that keep it shiny and healthy, and even with supplementary hair oil products, natural oils are essential for healthy hair.
Using the wrong shampoo
Shampoos, especially cleansing ones, rely on sulfates to get the job thoroughly done. However, this does not mean that multiple sulfates are good for your hair, this is because they contrast the essence of moisturizing your hair which ultimately damages your hair.
If you are experiencing a lot of tangling, frizz, and split ends, try a sulfate-free shampoo, which is an alternative moisturizing shampoo that will be gentle on your hair and scalp.
As much as conditioners are a favorite product for all natural hair, overusing them can be detrimental for your hair. To avoid greasy hair strands, apply conditioner on the ends of your hair, specifically when you determine a need for moisturizing.
Skipping deep conditioning
Most people tend to ignore the need for deep conditioning their hair, which is a mistake that can be costly for natural hair. The thing about deep conditioners is that they seal the hair cuticle and prevent breakage, without weighing down fine thin hair.
If your hair is especially dry, damaged, or split from coloring or heat styling, deep conditioning should not be a neglected process in your hair management process.
Brushing your hair when wet
The only thing you should be doing to your hair when wet is gently detangling. Hair is especially weak when wet, with is the fallback of trying to brush it unless you are looking to increase breakage and split ends.
Instead, try brushing your hair before washing it, so that you can make the detangling process much easier. When detangling in the shower, choose a wide-toothed brush or your fingers to work in the conditioner in place of a fine-toothed comb.
Overdependence on heat tools
Understandably, heat tools do make it easy to style hair and achieve admirable results on natural hair. However, overdependence on too hot tools will damage your hair, and heat is particularly thorough when damaging hair so that no amount of products can repair it.
Remember to opt for heat tools with adjustable temperature settings so that you can avoid using them too hot.
Roughly towel drying
Again, hair is weaker when wet, and any form of roughness can break and damage it. When drying your hair, don’t vigorously rub your hair with a towel, rather, gently blot it. Even though it takes more patience to do so, blotting will not rough up the cuticle and cause frizz, which eventually serves you more good than harm. You can even try our paper towels to blot out your hair.
Over styling and too much manipulation
Just like how your body needs time to relax and rejuvenate, hair needs space as well. Overworking your hair strands puts a strain on your scalp and can cause breakage and hair loss.
Keep your combing, brushing and styling outright low-key so that your hair can take its natural course to grow.
The more frequently you use chemical treatments o your hair, the greater the chance of breakage or damage. If you opt for chemical treatments, get it done by an expert, who will use the right amount on you.
Consider also reducing the frequency at which you treat your hair with chemicals, especially because some chemicals not only cause dehydration to your hair and scalp but also are harsh on your scalp and can cause dandruff and other skin rashes.
If you can avoid these practices, there is no reason your hair will not respond to your efforts positively.