Washing and drying hair seems like a daunting task. But in fact, many of us may be making many mistakes that can damage the health of our hair. Maybe your hair care routine is a simple process of shampooing from time to time.
Or maybe you think you’re doing everything right, but your hair still doesn’t look right. It turns out that some hair care mistakes you may be unknowingly making can stand between you and the hair of your dreams.
We were surprised to discover how easy it is to go wrong when it comes to the hair care process. And we’ve rounded up some common mistakes that may be keeping you from having beautiful hair.
Hair care mistakes you may be making
You are washing your hair the wrong way
Washing your hair standing up in the shower can be convenient, but washing it backwards may offer more benefits. If you have long hair, washing it inside out makes it easier to apply cleansing products to the hidden layers of your hair.
If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, rinsing your hair inside out can help prevent breakouts by keeping hair products and hair oils from getting on your neck and back and irritating your skin.
You are using dry shampoo only on dirty hair
Using dry shampoo is a great way to refresh your hair when you don’t have time to shower, but it can actually do a lot more than just thin your hair. If you have fine hair, spraying a bit of dry shampoo at the roots can give it an instant boost and make it look fuller.
But don’t overdo it because using dry shampoo too often can lead to product buildup on your scalp and cause itchiness.
You are using hair conditioner for too long
Applying a hair conditioner is an essential step in your hair care routine as it protects the hair cuticle and makes the strands softer and easier to detangle. But when it comes to putting it in your hair, less is more.
Applying conditioner to your hair for too long can weigh it down and make it look greasy. Leaving the conditioner in your hair for up to 3 minutes is enough to reap its full benefits.
You stay with the same shampoo
When you finally find the shampoo that works wonders for your hair, it’s tempting to use it all the time. But over time, your hair gets used to the same products and they eventually stop working.
Instead of stocking up on the shampoo used to beautify your hair, invest in 2 or 3 different shampoos and conditioners and change them based on the weather, water quality, and the feel of your hair.
You are putting your hair in a bun when it is wet
You just got out of the shower, your hair is soaking wet, and putting it up in a ponytail or bun seems like a convenient way to keep hair out of your face.
But this seemingly harmless habit can damage your threads and cause them to break. Because hair is most vulnerable when it’s wet, too much tension can weaken it and cause it to break.
Have you made any of these hair care mistakes? Do you know any hair hacks that you would like to share with us?