Bad habits, bad accessories, unsuitable care… It's not always easy to take care of your hair. 🤦♀️ Certain gestures that we perform on a daily basis can indeed end up damaging them, instead of enhancing them. Here are the 5 mistakes to avoid to preserve the beauty and health of your hair:
1. Washing your hair too much or not enough
The amount of sebum that we secrete must be balanced. Shampooing too often will end up drying out your hair and can also cause your scalp to become irritated and itchy.
Conversely, if you do not wash your hair often enough, the hair fiber may suffocate and thus create more hair loss. The ideal is to space shampoos 2 days apart for oily hair and 3 days apart for normal to dry hair. 💦
2.Brush hair when wet
After washing our hair, we tend to want to brush it and yet that is a mistake. Wet hair is much more fragile and easily breakable, so it is not recommended to brush it out of the shower.
However, you can use a special brush with very flexible nylon bristles, or a wooden comb for gentle detangling. Avoid rubbing them with a towel, it is better to sponge them gently. And remember not to sleep with wet hair, it causes irritation, dandruff and eczema.
3.Using the wrong hair care
It is important to adopt the right care, quality products and adapted to the nature of your hair. The use of inappropriate care can cause many hair problems such as brittle hair, split ends, oily roots or even irritation and itching of the scalp. Also be careful not to use them too often: no more than once or twice a week. Nourishing oils should also be used sparingly. Tip: apply only a few drops to the palms of your hands and spread the oil only on the tips, avoiding the roots.
4. Not washing your brush
It is an essential gesture for good hair hygiene. Your hair accessories are real germ nests, brushes like combs. A lot of dirt accumulates there, they often contain impurities and the remains of hair products.
By detangling your hair with a poorly maintained brush, it will grease faster and you will automatically dirty it. Hence the importance of washing your brushes. We advise you to wash them every two or three weeks with a mild shampoo and to remove the strands of hair after each use.
5.Use a lot of heat devices
Drying at maximum temperature risks damaging the hair fiber and causing split ends to appear. 🔥 Remember to use a hair dryer that you can adjust and thus put it on the minimum temperature so as not to damage your hair. Also, it is recommended to hold the hair dryer about 20 cm from your head.
Limit the use of straighteners or curlers as much as possible and choose good quality accessories.
Now you have no more excuses not to take care of your hair!