Ever felt like you are investing too much money and time into taking care of your hair and yet the results are not even near satisfactory? And even after your excessive research you just can not figure out where exactly you have gone wrong then you have come to the right place.
Everyone wishes to have shiny and beautiful hair, and even though some are blessed with me, many of us try to get them to be, however, you might be making some common mistakes even while pampering your hair. Read further for the common hair care mistakes you should avoid at all costs–
- Over combing and using the wrong type of comb: The friction that results from a comb running across the hair can cause the cuticle to become damaged over time. As a result, each hair strand becomes extremely vulnerable to damage. Eventually, hair can break, leaving it looking brittle, dry and frizzy. It's important to comb only when necessary. Make sure your comb is smooth and of good quality. Combs that feel rough, have chips or even micro-cracks can snag hair, pull it out, or act like a saw which can create breaks in the hair strand.
- Washing hair too often: Shampoo is designed to clean the scalp and remove excess oil. But if it's overused or if you work it all the way down the length of your hair, shampoo can damage your hair. Shampoo strips the important oils the scalp produces and can leave the hair and scalp too dry. Depending on how easily your hair gets greasy you can decide how frequently you should wash your hair.
- Overuse of hot styling iron: Daily use of a curling iron can damage your hair, especially if like many heat styling addicts, your hair is already coarse and dry. Daily exposure to heat dries out your hair, making it more vulnerable to split ends and breakage. The more heat you use, and the more frequently you use it, the worse the damage will be.
- Using the wrong Shampoo: If you use the wrong shampoo for your hair type, you can find yourself overdoing it with handfuls of suds. Even worse, you can create a buildup that is hard to remove and can even lead to split ends, or worse, breakage."
- Combing hair when wet: Hair that's wet and filled with moisture is more fragile than hair that's dry, which can result in snapping when brushed. As such, it's recommended to brush hair in a dry state (guide-to-detangling-curls). This may mean allowing your hair to air-dry post-shower before beginning to comb through hair strands.