5 haircare sins to avoid
Could you be making a haircare mistake without even realising it? Read on to discover more about some of the most common haircare sins.
Using hairspray before styling your hairOne mistake that a lot of people make is using hairspray prior to styling their hair. If you do this, you will have probably heard sizzling once your hair straighteners or curlers come into contact with your hair. This is because when hairspray comes into contact with heat it burns due to the alcohol in the product. This is why you always need to use your hairspray after you have ironed or curled your hair.
Failing to take the season into accountYour hair is going to require different attention depending on the season. In winter, there are different issues to tackle – static being one of them. You can use a vented hairbrush to tackle this. You also need to carefully consider the hair scissors you use, as your hair can be more susceptible to damage during the harsh weather.
Skipping heat protectionAnother mistake that you need to avoid is forgetting heat protection. We all know that one of the most damaging elements for our hair is heat, so why wouldn’t you use a protective product before styling? Whether you are straightening, curling, or blow-drying, you need to ensure you use a heat-protective aid to smooth cuticles and shield your strands.
Washing your hair too muchThere is such a thing as washing your hair too much. Daily washing is going to strip your scalp of its healthy oils, which can leave your hair looking lifeless and lacklustre. This doesn’t mean you should avoid your daily shower, but instead, you should try simply rinsing your hair with water.
Not brushing your hair before washing itLast but not least, you need to make sure you brush your hair before you wash it. If you don’t, this causes damage on two accounts. Firstly, your hair is more prone to tangling when it is wet. Secondly, your hair is at its weakest when it is wet. This is why you need to make sure you give it a brush before you hop into the shower.
- Marina Kyriacou