Hair Care Mistakes to Avoid

There is a huge variety of hair care products, each of which is meant to offer certain types of improvement for hair, but, in fact, many of them act like a mixed blessing, subjecting your hair to some threats and risks, while you think they are absolutely harmless and exclusively beneficial. The same thing can be said about the daily activities of yours, which you don’t even notice damaging your hair. Still they do harm your hair health, and this is when you notice the problems that periodically occur. So here are some beauty tips, which we offer for you in order to avoid and to exclude such habits and products, which might be dangerous or potentially harmful for your hair.

Hair Care Mistakes to Avoid

First of all it’s the overall condition of your health that matters for having a certain condition of hair. Consequently, if you don’t keep your body healthy, your hair just can’t but be in an equally poor condition. As we all know, healthy lifestyle suggests right and healthy diet, as well as trying to exclude as much stresses and depression as possible. This is the first step towards having perfect hair, the results of which are not immediately obvious, but require some time, which is generally from three to six months.

The second most frequently met hair care mistake occurs when you dry your hair. The traditionally common way of rubbing your wet hair frantically with a towel is the most direct method of breaking and irrevocably weakening your hair fibers.

Thus, you should absolutely exclude this method of drying the moisture out of your hair, instead give preference to just scrunching, and squeezing your hair very gently. The choice of the towel is also important, which needs to be either 100% cotton or a microfiber.

The next vitally important aspect of hair care is the way and the tools you use for detangling and brushing them. Particularly the very first thing you should do in this respect is excluding the brush when detangling your hair, especially when it is still wet. Instead, it is highly recommended to use a wide-tooth comb, which will preclude the irrelevant loss and breaks of hair fibers, as well as a detangler, i.e. sprays for fine hair, lotions for medium hair, and creams for thick or coarse hair, so that the hair becomes slippery and smooth. The method of brushing should be graded from bottom to top, reaching the scalp only when you’re done with the bottom. Use the brush only after you’ve finished it with the tangles.

After finishing up with all of these procedures, the next thing that comes is drying your hair with an air blaster. This is certainly the not top recommended variant, especially if your hair is still wet. This is the case, when you should exclude using the hair blaster, since it will absolutely dehydrate your hair, pulling out all its moisture. It’s not that good to use this method with semi-wet hair either, in case of which the essential moisture will again be pulled out. So the best way of applying this technique is to wait until hair is semi-wet and low down the velocity and the temperature of the air, so that it won’t harm your hair too much.

The following thing for consideration is the frequency according to which you wash your hair. Some specialists claim that it’s useful for hair if you skip multiple days of hair wash, so that the natural oils don’t disappear from the hair fibers and your scalp thoroughly. However, this is not the best favor you can do to your hair, since there are very many ways of preserving those oils, at the same time not leaving out the hygiene of hair and scalp, which do get overwhelmed with excessive proportions of oil, not talking about the bacteria and the dead cells! So just like face and teeth, hair needs to be cleaned regularly, more preferably every day, under the condition of using mild shampoos with minimal surfactants, less carbolic soap.

Apart from natural hair care tips, there are some concerning the styling part too. This is especially important to know about wet hair, which is extremely weak and fragile at that point. So when having still wet hair, be cautious not to use any accessories like pins or elastics, since they greatly increase the possibility of breaking your hair fibers, more than anything else.

Finally, it is also vital to give your hair a break, which suggests than it also needs a day free of any kind of treatments like heating, and styling with accessories. So it’s significant to take a good care about your hair rest, too, not subjecting it to incessant treatment procedures. So if it’s a day during which you don’t plan to attend some special events, or to leave home, it’s a good idea to treat your hair with a pre-shampoo treatment, from 10 to 45 minutes, after which you will need a mild shampoo and some greater proportions of conditioner than you usually use. After this, you should wash the conditioner, letting some of it remain on. Finally, just dry your hair a little bit with the suitable towel and wrap it in a turban, letting it stay like that for some time, after which you don’t have to do anything else but let your hair untouched and free. This is the best guarantee for the smooth and manageable hair you will surely have the next day.

So if you follow these tips of hair care, you will have very huge chances of keeping your tresses healthy and good-looking, especially if you know well all those dos and don’ts concerning the major and minor hair care techniques.

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