Things like washing, conditioning and blow drying your hair are very simple tasks. But if you do it the wrong way (yes, there are right and wrong methods you need to know), you will end causing more damage to your hair. In this post, we have highlighted 6 most common hair care mistakes people do and how to correct them.
Find out what are you doing wrong in your hair care routine
Shampooing the length of your hair
Oil and dirt build up occurs on your scalp only. Thus, there is absolutely no need to apply shampoo into the length of your hair. In fact, doing so will make your strands dry and dull. The correct way to shampoo your hair is to massage a moderate amount of product into your scalp and massage it gently using your fingertips (not with your nails) and then let the shampoo flow through the length of your hair.
Avoiding conditioning more often
It is essential to apply conditioner to your hair and rinse it thoroughly with cold water every time you shampoo your hair. However, some people skip conditioning hair as they believe it will prevent their hair looking voluminous. But this isn’t true. Instead of applying conditioner will make your hair silky and smooth, which will dramatically reduce friction when you are combing or styling your hair. Apply conditioner to the tips of your hair first and then gently spread it into the length. There is no need to apply conditioner to the scalp.
Using a shampoo that contains sulfates
Don’t buy a hair shampoo that contains sulfate as one of their ingredients. Sulfate strip off natural oils from your scalp and thus make it dry. Particularly, if you have colored hair, sulfate containing shampoo can make your hair color fade away more speedily. L’Oreal Evercreme Nourishing Shampoo is a sulfate-free product. Enriched in Omega-3 and 6, it not only cleanse your scalp but moisturizes and nourishes it.
Rubbing your hair with a towel to dry them
Never rub your hair; instead, you can wrap your wet hair in a clean towel or a t-shirt to allow it to soak up excess water. You can also gently squeeze out water from your hair. Then, you just need to let your hair dry in the air.
Brushing wet hair
Allow your hair to get dry naturally before you comb them. Your hair is wet when they are wet, so you need to handle them very gently. Avoid brushing until they are dry. You are recommended to brush your hair properly before you hop into the shower to fix knots. Also, make sure to use a wide-toothed comb to fix tangles in the wet hair.
Overheating your tresses
If you are using a blow dryer, curling iron or a straightening tool, make sure to keep heat setting at the lowest possible. Overheating your hair will cause significant damage to them. It is also recommended to avoid using heat styling products more frequently. You can have a hairstyle that doesn’t need heat styling every day. And make sure to use a good quality heat protectant like Renpure Organics Argan Oil Blow Out Hair Crème and Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip Hair Moisturizer Styler to prevent hair damage while hair-styling.