You spend several hours… and plenty of money… coloring, cutting, and styling your lovely hair. After all, a woman needs to look her best at all times. BUT… there are things you are doing to sabotage your cherished tresses. Worry no more! You can stop your damaging ways by paying attention to these 7 hair mistakes:
1. You sleep on a cotton pillowcase
Thought it was no big deal, huh? Well scurry along and get yourself a satin or silk pillow case which will keep your hair stress and tangle free – unlike cotton ones that pull, tug, and rip at your hair as you toss and turn throughout the night.
2. You blow dry your hair without a spray-in treatment
Protecting your hair from the intense heat of styling tools, which can rip your hair strands to shreds, is essential. A protectant spray will coat the hair before blow-drying, flat-ironing, or curling your hair keeping it looking healthy and shiny!
3. You brush your hair when still fully wet
You jump out of the shower and brush your hair with urgency - because hey - you have things to do and people to see. But hold on… because doing so simply breaks your hair because when it’s wet, it is more elastic and delicate. Instead, spray in a leave-on conditioner and comb through with a wide tooth comb.
4. You believe sun protection is only for your skin
Nope! The sun’s rays can also damage your poor hair if you don’t take care of it. Opt for a spray in sun protection product that will save your gorgeous hair from unfortunate harm. Oh yeah! A cap or sun hat with also aid you in preventing damage when lying on the sandy beach.
5. You use any hairband you find
It is wise to consider the quality of your ponytail elastic bands. These babies can do plenty of harm to your delicate hair if they aren’t of a certain quality. Smooth hair ties covered in fabric are your best bet for minimal breakage.
6. You are stuck on a certain style
Wearing your hair in the same manner day in and day out can wreak havoc on your hair strands. What should you do? Change styles regularly and place ponytails at varying levels on the head to avoid weakening of the hair and even slight balding.