Besides for coloring your hair too often, skipping regular haircuts, picking split ends, and using hot tools on your hair, your daily habits may be ruining your hair. These are the habits you should avoid when it comes to your hair and how to fix them.
We all need to brush our hair, but there’s a better way to do it. Instead of starting at the top and working your way down, which results in knots at the end of your hair and pulling, begin with brushing the ends of you hair and moving to the root.
Ponytails put lots of stress on your hair and cause breakage. When you need to get your hair out of your face or can’t be bothered washing it, switch between ponytails and low braids.
Washing your hair too often dries out your scalp and hair while stripping your scalp of natural oils. The hot water and blow-dryers will damage your hair as well. Try and only wash your hair every other day and use a dry shampoo between washes.
Hot showers open the outermost layer of hair and allow it to escape and dry out. Also they cause frizz and your color to fade quicker. Switch your shower temperatures to lukewarm.
Cotton isn’t great for your hair and it causes frizz, flyaways, and knots which means you’ll have to use hot styling tools to fix your hair in the morning. Use a silk pillowcase instead for shinier, smoother hair.
Heat dries out your hair and makes it more susceptible to breakage. Either let your hair air dry or prep damp hair with a heat protectant. Turn down the temperature on your hot tools and don’t let it exceed 300 F.