1. You Wash Your Hair Every Day
As a general rule, hair should be washed as often as needed. For most people that’s every two to three days. Any more, and you risk stripping your hair of its natural, protective oils that keep it shiny and healthy. This is especially true for people who colour their hair, as over-washing can dull the vibrancy of their colour.
Of course, there are other factors involved. If you work out and sweat a lot, you may not be able to wait three days. In that case, try rinsing with water, scrubbing the scalp, and conditioning your ends only. If you’re dealing with a super oily scalp, look into a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. It sounds counterintuitive, but your body may be producing more oil due to dryness—attempting to naturally fix the problem. Second, invest in some dry shampoo to extend the time between washes.
2. You Use Too Much Conditioner
To avoid greasy strands, apply conditioner on the ends of the hair, where it truly needs hydration, not the scalp. Start with an amount about the size of a euro and try to disperse it evenly throughout the hair
3. The Wrong Shampoo
Sulphates, the cleansing agents in shampoos, have become the gluten of the hair world.
While they don’t pose any serious health hazards, some people find these chemicals dry out hair, skin, and scalp, or strip away colour, If you’re seeing tangling, frizziness, and split ends, try a sulphate free shampoo, which can clean your hair gently. Just keep in mind it won’t get as sudsy as a regular shampoo.
4. You Never Use a Deep Conditioner
It may sound like an unnecessary step, but the pros we spoke with all recommend using a deep conditioner—especially if your hair is dry, damaged, or split from colouring or heat styling, Use a treatment, at least once per week, get in the habit of pampering your hair, and you’ll notice it behaves and looks better.”
If you colour your hair, use a deep conditioner the week leading up to and after any chemical process it’ll help prepare your hair for battle, seal the hair cuticle, and prevent breakage.”
5. Been Using the Same Shampoo and Conditioner Since School
Your hair gets used to shampoo and conditioner—and then the products start to leave behind a residue. If you’re more non-committal, keep a few different formulas in the shower to use depending on how your hair feels
After the Shower
6. You Brush Your Hair When It’s Wet
Wet hair is much weaker than dry hair, so treat it carefully. One of the worst things you can do is tug a brush through it, forcing tangles apart. Instead, try brushing your hair before hopping in the shower to work out knots and air out the roots.
During your shower, consider using a wide-toothed comb to work the conditioner through your strands. After, use a comb to work out tangles from the bottom, working your way up to the roots for the least damage Bottom line: Use a brush only on dry hair and a wide-toothed comb on wet hair.
7. You Roughly Towel Dry
This isn’t the worst you can do, but it’s definitely not the best. After showering, don’t vigorously rub your hair with a towel—gently blot instead blotting will not rough up the cuticle and cause frizz. If you want to go the extra mile? Use a paper towel to dry your hair, this is the most gentle, if not the most practical, method possible.
8. You Use Too-Hot Tools
Whether your hair is fine and thin or coarse and thick will determine which heat setting will get the job doneSo it’s fortunate that most hot tools, like straighteners and curling irons, come with adjustable temperature settings.
Don’t crank it to the hottest setting right off the bat start at 300 degrees. If you’re getting the desired results, stay there. If not, gradually turn up the heat until you do. Typically coarse hair requires higher temps than fine hair. And no matter what, always use a heat protector As for those wet-to-dry hot tools intended for use on damp hair? They’re a no-go never use hot tools on wet hair it can burn the hair.”
9. You Skip Heat Protectant
It’s like asking if you need an oven mitt to pull something out of the oven. Spraying a heat protector on your hair proactively protects hair from heat damage, plus it seals in shine, calms frizz, and keeps hair from becoming dry,
10. You Use Too Many Styling Products
You only need three products: a protectant, a styling product (like a mousse for volume or an anti-frizz cream for sleekness), and a finishing product (like hair or texture spray). Use cremes and oils sparingly, and only apply to the mid-shaft through ends—a little goes a long way.
At the Salon
11. You Avoid Haircuts
While the six-week rule is definitely not set in stone, most people need a trim about every three months; for others, it’s shorter or longer..
Trying to grow out your hair? As soon as you start to notice split ends or the ends seem “see-through” or brittle, it’s time to take action. “The damage will just continue up the shaft, so by the time you [eventually] go for a cut, you’ll end up having to cut more than you would have if you’d just bitten the bullet with the trim.
12. You Overdo Chemical Treatments
Allow yourself two per year at most (aside from colouring), don’t believe the chemicals are harmless, they aren’t great to breathe in on a regular basis also spend your money on heat protectors, irons, and conditioning treatments instead of relaxing or straightening treatments.
If you must, only do relaxers every six to eight weeks, or ideally, up to 12 weeks.
We hope these tips will be of benefit to you and contact us if you require any further advice.