With this article you can learn how to get the gorgeous hair that you always wished and what are the things that you should not do to your hair
Shiny, long, gorgeous hair – tell me a person who does not wish to have such hair! But if you want your hair to look beautiful, you really need to pay it closer attention, especially the way you treat it. You can really affect your locks in the way you wash, dry or style your hair. Here is a list of the ten biggest mistakes that you can do to your hair, so be careful to avid them.
1. You do not Brush it Before Washing
Perhaps you think that this is something that is not so important – why should you brush it before washing, when you will do it after that. Well, hair is weakest when it is wet, and it tends to tangle much more then. So if you want to avoid this, the best is to give it a brush before washing. If you prefer, you can comb it under the shower, but then you need to apply conditioner and use your fingers to untangle strands, and when you are done with this, then you can start combing and rinsing in the end.
2. Brushing Only the Ends
There are different things that you have heard about taking care of your hair and perhaps one of those things is that brushing it too much can cause damage on it. Actually the natural oils that your scalp produces are the best conditioner that you can get for your hair. You can stimulate your hair growth and the circulation in your head when using a wooden-bristle brush, and brushing it starting from the roots to its ends so that you naturally add luster in such a way.
3. Being a Clean Freak
Do not be so “clean” – your hair does not need to be washed every day. This will only lead to loosing the healthy oils of your scalp and you will leave your hair lifeless and with luck of luster. You can have your daily shower of course, but try not to wash your hair, or at least do not use tons of products for washing, just simple water or a light conditioner.
What we know, because we have heard so is that the conditioner should be applied only on the ends of the hair. But the roots should also be treated, especially if the hair is susceptible to breakage. And the opposite situation – it is really bad to use a lot of conditioner. So the best is to use the proper amount which will be enough for untangling the snags, and once a week you can do a deep treatment with a good masque for hair repair. The important thing when using a conditioner is not how you use it, but to rinse it carefully so that your hair gets really clear, and to prevent from building-up residue the best is to use a clarifying shampoo from time to time.
5. Drying Your Hair Intensively with the Towel
If you use styling products you know that they direct you to be used on towel-dried hair, but intensively dried hair with the help of a towel can only lead to damaging and weakening your hair. The best is to wrap it with the towel and shake the ends of the hair and do the strands only with your fingers. Your hair will need more time to dry but it will be healthier if you see the things in a long run.
6. Using Dryer and Other Heating Products without Protection
We are all aware of the fact that one of the most damaging things for the hair is heat. So if you need to use the dryer or you need to do some curls for your special hair-style for the night, the best is to always use a heat-protective aid. Before you use the hair-dryer you can also leave the hair like this or wrapped in a towel. In such a way it will be almost dry and you will blow it for just a couple of minutes so that your roots get dry too. At the same time you can set the dryer to blow warm, not hot air so that you avoid additional damage.
7. You Usually Use Hot Irons on Damp Hair
As you have already read above in this article, hair is really so sensitive when it is wet, so hot tools and wet hair just do not go along together. If you usually do like this, it will only lead to weaken and stressed hair. So before using any hot irons or similar products, your hair should be dry and that’s it. Even if you are in a hurry, do not skip drying the hair or you will regret later.
8. Using Hairspray before Styling
Have you ever heard this specific noise of burning hair when hairspray is applied on it and after that a hot iron is used for styling? Do not make the mistake and act like this, because hairspray contains alcohol and alcohol burns when it has a contact with heat. So you should always apply hairspray AFTER you are finished with ironing and curling.
9. Teasing with Abandon
There is no doubt that having volume in your hair is sexy and looks beautiful. But the well-known trick for achieving it when back-combing your hair towards the roots is something that will only lead to damaged hair. The best thing is to use special and proven products for having the volume that you want and let your hair blow dry for natural.
10. Thinking You Can Mend Split Ends
Well, ladies, to tell you the truth there is no cure once you get split ends, there is not a product that can fix this so the best thing that you can do is to prevent the situation in the first place. If you want to avoid this, you can keep up with the ideas that you have read above in the article. But if you find yourself in such a situation, then you can try using a product that contains beeswax or argon oil, so that it can help you smoothing the splits.