Women care about the appearance of their hair. They put in a lot of efforts to enhance the beauty of their hair. From coloring their hair to trimming them and to getting regular spas at the salon, they do not leave any stone unturned to take proper care of their hair. Despite their repeated efforts towards taking care of their hair, they face problems like hair fall, split ends, hair thinning and so on. The reason for this is that they go wrong while performing certain day to day activities and that leaves an impact on their hair.
Avoid these common mistakes and get shiny smooth and beautiful hair effortlessly!
1. You are Using styling products too often.
You might have a large number of hair styling products like hair straightening iron, hairdryer, hair gels, sprays, and mousses, etc. And every time you go out, you feel the need to quickly run the iron past your hair to make them smoother, or at least volumizing your hair by blow-drying it. Now, If you too are guilty of doing this, you need to change. This is a very wrong practice because it does great harm to your hair. It dries out the natural moisture of your hair and makes it dry and prone to breakage. So the texture of your hair tends to become worse if you continue to use such heat and chemical based products.
2. You are not shampooing your hair correctly
You should brush your hair before washing them. Also, we apply shampoo to our hair directly. But the correct way should be first taking some shampoo in your palm, rubbing it to form foamy lather and then applying this lather to your hair.Now, the amount of shampoo you take will depend upon the length of your hair. You should gently massage your scalp only with your fingertips. Do not use your nails to do this ever! If you follow this correct procedure of washing your hair, you will not face intense hair fall.
3. You are habitual of washing your hair too often
If you think that washing your hair too often is going to keep it healthy, you’re wrong. Both are washing your hair too often or far too less, are equally harmful to your hair. You should first know your hair type to judge how many time you need to wash it. If you have oily hair, you should wash them after every two days, and if you have normal hair, washing them twice a week is more than enough.
4. You comb your hair too often
While combing your hair, you should not be too harsh or too aggressive. Also, you should not comb it too often.Aggressive and excessive combing of hair will damage your hair in the long run as they make your hair prone to breakage. This, in turn, will lead to hair fall. Also, you should never comb your hair when it is still wet. This will also lead to hair fall. First, untangle the strands with your fingertips, wait for them to dry out and then brush them gently. Make it a habit to always use a broad-toothed comb.
5. You hold your hair dryer at the wrong angle
Did you know that incorrect usage of hairdryer can damage your hair, causing hair thinning? To use it correctly, you need first to towel dry your wet hair. Don’t push the temperature of the hairdryer to the maximum, instead keep it at medium and run it over your hair from root to tip.If you increase the temperature way too much, the heat will destroy the protein in your hair. Also, Make sure you don’t make contact with the hairdryer on your scalp as it can burn your hair. Use it for not more than 5 minutes, and for short hair 2-3 minutes are sufficient.Finally, blast some cold air through your hair to soothe your scalp.
6. You don’t eat your meals timely
Diet is a major part of maintaining good hair and a healthy body.If you don’t take a balanced diet, your hair will not get its necessary supply of vitamins and minerals. It may also happen that you may be taking a balanced diet, but still, the quality of your hair might be reduced. This may be because you do not eat your meals on time. This affects the overall functioning of your body and leads to sudden hair loss. Try to include eggs, meat, vegetables, lentils, fruits, and nuts, in your diet and your hair will improve naturally.
7. You don’t wear a cap or a hat
If you go out in the sun, make sure to protect your hair.The harmful UV rays of the sun can damage your hair follicles and cause unexpected hair loss. Make sure to cover your hair with a scarf or wear a cap when you go out in the sun.
8. You let your hair down when you sleep
If you have medium length or long hair, you must always tie it before going to bed.In this way, it will not get poorly tangled in the morning.If you are uncomfortable with braids, make sure to tie a loose one still. Soon, you will be habitual of it. This practice restores the strength of your hair follicles and keeps the texture intact.
9. You have not cleaned your comb in months
Many people have very dirty combs.They are habitual of not washing their comb for months!As a result, Every time you brush your hair you pump more dirt into it. So, Do not just pull the excess hair out of your comb and re-use it. Make sure to wash it thoroughly with soap and warm water once a week.This will sterilize it and keep your hair clean and healthy too.