Your hair is actually more fragile than you think and the more you keep doing the wrong things to it, the more you’ll keep having split ends and hair breakages. Here are 5 things you need to put a stop to when it comes to your hair.
1. Don’t over wash your hair
This is why you’re advised to wash your hair weekly so you don’t get rid of the natural oils in your hair which are necessary to keep the hair healthy. It’s also to be done weekly because your hair needs moisture and when you wash and condition it, it takes 5-7 days for all the moisture to evaporate.
2. Do not use shampoo like conditioner and vice versa
They’re both for different purposes and so it’s important to know the difference. Shampoo cleanses the scalp so you need to try as much as possible to use it on the scalp and not the strands of the hair. Conditioner smoothens the hair cuticles, allowing it to hold on to the water you’ve applied to it. It also helps soften the hair for easy manipulation.
3. Do not use a lot of product
All you need is a pea sized amount and emulsifying it. The way to emulsify is to scoop a small amount of your hair product onto your finger, and then using dry hands, apply the product to your palm. Then, rub your hands together to heat the product and distribute all over your palms. Once you’re done, you can apply it on the hair. Too much product can mess with your hair’s natural makeup as well as create irritations.
4. Do not brush your hair with dirty combs/brushes
Dirty tools carry germs, bacteria and dead skin cells that you are not aware of. You need to clean and remove all the hair before using it especially on newly washed hair. You can do a baking soda and tea tree oil solution and put your tools inside to remove the excess hair and dirt in them.
5. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant
Once again, your hair is fragile and it should be treated as such. Applying direct heat should come with you using a heat protectant for your hair. They help guard your hair against the damage hot tools can create by shielding and coating your strands.
Which of these have you faltered in? Let us know in the comments section.
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