A lot of women go about their daily hair care routine thinking they know exactly what they are doing. After all, how much more complicated can shampooing and conditioning get, right? Truth is, there is actually more to these basic hair care procedures if you want to maintain healthy hair.
Take note of these hair care and styling mistakes that you could be doing without you even realising that you are committing such mistakes! Read on to find out more…
Being Too Impatient with Hair Masque
A hair mask treatment is beneficial only for as long as you follow the proper instructions of undergoing treatment. If you use it on your hair for less than 10 minutes, then it is almost as good as you did not use the treatment at all. This will give your hair enough time to absorb the beneficial properties of the hair masque and seep into the cuticle. From there, the ingredients of the hair mask will act on your hair to treat and repair, or infuse strength.
Skipping Heat Protection
How many times have you heard about this in the past? And yet, you still skip heat protection when heat styling. This is one of the reasons why hair becomes hard to style over the years. The damage that the hair has suffered has turned it stubborn, unable to style even with the best styling tools and products around. Next time, you use a hair straightener or curling iron, make sure you shield your hair against the heat with a protecting product.
Top knots, buns, and ponytails… these are all too comfortable and chic hairstyles, which are the perfect choice for women on-the-go. However, you need to think twice if you are constantly styling your hair with these hairstyles. They are high in friction and pull at your hair with extreme amount of pressure. This can make your hair highly vulnerable to breakage especially if you regularly tie your hair in a top knot or ponytail. Vary up your hairstyles from time to time to give it time to rest.
A simple product you use on your hair such as hair ties can have detrimental effect on your hair’s health in the long run. For instance, you should avoid wearing hair ties with metal components as they can get snagged in your hair, causing it to break. Always choose rubber ties as these are the most gentle for your hair.
Which of these hair sins are you guilty of committing?