9 Habits That Are Destroying Your Hair!
The hair is irreplaceable element of feminine beauty. While healthy attractive hair features brightness, playfulness and volume, damaged hair is characterized with cracked peaks, lifeless appearance and texture that is not pleasant to the touch.
Very often it is our own fault for the damaged hair . Whether it is due to lack of time or ignoring rules to maintain healthy hair, every woman makes certain mistakes that adversely affect the beauty of her hair. However, it is important to mention that even intensive care can sometimes harm the hair and have the opposite effect desired.
Here are the habits that “steal” the shimmering look of the hair and destroy its beauty:
1. Constantly tying ponytail in the same place from the head
Women are great lover of hair “ponytail” because it is the fastest and easiest way to achieve average feminine look. But the daily tying ponytail in the same place of the head can permanently damage the hair.
Tight ponytail damages the frontal line of the hair and hair where it is tied. Bad elastics (rubber bands or bands with metal clips) and efforts to tie the hair constrained, damages hair follicles and inevitably lead to damaged locks, and in some cases, hair loss.
Tip: If you can not change the style of arranging the hair, tie it every day by one centimeter higher than before, and then start to descend by tying the tail down on the head. Avoid tying your hair too tight and let it freely fall on your shoulders when you are able. Use silky, smooth and soft elastics.
2. You tear the flowering tops of the hairs
You have a habit of touching your hair, examining in detail? Probably, like many women, when you find flourishing peak, you tear it to keep your hair healthy. But that’s a big mistake. With tearing you stretch your hair unnecessary and it affects negatively not only its appearance, but also the follicle that grows.
Tip: If you can not ignore the damaged hair until the next haircut, take small scissors and cut the flowering part.
3. You rub aggressively with the towel to quickly dry your hair
There is nothing wrong with that after bathing to wrap the hair in a towel, but aggressive rubbing the hair with a towel is one of the mistakes that most women make. The hair is most sensitive when it is wet, so strong friction with the towel can damage the cuticle of the hair, ie deprive hair the necessary protection and make it more prone to breakage.
Tip: After washing, first gently pull the hair to dry the excess water from it, then wrap it with a towel and let it stand for about 10 minutes. Do not tighten the towel too much, because in those moments hair is the most vulnerable. With this process you will dry your hair naturally, without the use of heat.
4. You wash it every day
Many women wash their hair literally every day. Some do it because of the necessity to remove styling hair products from the hair and scalp, others to cool off from the hot weather, third, because washing their hair daily has become a habit. What you need to know is that shampooing it daily only does counter effect to the hair care.
The hair looks best when natural oils from the scalp reach the tops of the hairs. Frequent hair washing leads to dryness. In fact, at the time of applying the shampoo, you wash the natural shine to the hair, you take its hydration, dry it unnecessary which leads to cracking of cuticles. Remember, the more you shampoo your hair, the less it will shine. This is why you need to use conditioner after washing the hair with shampoo.
Tip: Wash your hair every second or third day, depending on its type, because it is most beautiful when there are natural oils it. You only need to wash every day if you defile in the workplace or sport actively.
If you need only refreshing, sprinkle little water in the root of hair and dry with a hairdryer. Try to keep background factors which dry your hair to a minimum and excessive washing is definitely one of them.
5. You brush your hair too often and too much
You believe in the myth that the hair should be brushed 100 times every night for polished look? It is time to stop. Exaggerated movements with the the brush comb through the hair damage the hairs and leads to the emergence of blossoming tops and thin hair.
Tip: When you brush your hair, move the comb through the hair several times move up the natural oils from the scalp to the tips of the fibers, but don not overdo it.
6. Waiting to pass an eternity before your hair cut
This is one of most unforgivable beauty sins that make women who crave for the longer hair. But after a certain period of last visit to the hairdresser, the tops become dry and begin to flower, giving hair an unhealthy appearance. Hairstyle has a maximum term of 8 weeks before you start to lose its shape and become a heavy styling.
Tip: schedule your haircut every 6-8 weeks. Good cherished and on time cutting hair is shiny and full of life.
7. You use inappropriate shampoo
Even though often while you choose you shampoo you keep saying, “No matter which one you choose, all shampoos are the same,” it is not true. By ignoring the writing on the labels, but also not knowing their own type of hair, many women use the wrong products. Knowing your type of hair is important for proper care of it. For example, shampoo designed for dry and damaged hair are too aggressive for normal and oily hair. On the other hand, shampoos designed for oily hair dry out the dry hair and they are not suitable for it.
Tip: Always read what is written on the label before you buy shampoo and choose the one that is most suitable for your type of hair. If you can’t determine your hair type, next time, instead of talking about the latest gossip in town with your hairdresser, seek expert advice.
8. You pull with the brush in places where your hair is tangled
It is true that today’s dynamic lifestyle presses us to rush into everything we, but when it comes to the tangled hair, patience is important. If you brush each of the places where the hair is tangled, you risk to rip the strands and damage the hair.
Tip: Brush your hair starting from the ends and up to the root. When you find tangled locks, first plait them using the tips of your fingers. Brushing from the scalp to the tips can cause breakage, especially when the hair is too tangled.
9. You dry the hair while it sheds water drops
Drying the hair while it drops water not only makes it difficult to style, but also harms the hair, because then the strands are most sensitive and most tender, and you will need to dry for a while. Removing each of the locks can lead to tearing of unprotected hair. Another mistake is drying with dryer until the hair is not 100% dry. Drying the hair makes it prone to tearing and it takes the shine.
Tip: The hair dryer is used for wet hair and not if the hair still drops water. Always bend the hair in a towel 5-10 minutes to dry it, then dry with the dryer about 5-10 minutes. Hold the blower 30 cm away from the hair and blow dry until hair is 80-90% dry. Allow air to finish the job that you have started.