Most women dream of having smooth, silky locks that float as they walk. As such, many of them would go the extra mile to achieve their goal. They would buy some expensive hair care products, book an appointment with their stylist etc. The problem is that most people develop some habits that can ruin their locks.
Here are 4 bad hair habits you need to stop doing right now.
Frequent use of hot tools
Hot tools such as blow dryer and flat iron can make your hair smoother and more manageable. However, frequent use of such tools can lead to heat damage. It is fine to use heat styling tools, but you shouldn’t use it on a daily basis. On days when you really need to straighten your hair, we recommend using a heat protectant first.
Rubbing your hair with a towel
Most people do this after coming out of the shower. It helps speed get rid of excess moisture and speeds up the drying process. However, you need to remember that our hair is at its weakest when it is wet. Rubbing your hair with a towel can damage your hair. In addition, it may also lead to frizz.
Instead of using a traditional towel, use an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel instead. These things can help get rid of excess moisture without being too rough on your strands.
Brushing hair from roots to ends
Most people brush their hair like this. But since our hair tends to form knots, brushing your hair from roots to ends may damage your hair. In fact, it can weaken and strip away the cuticle, causing breakage. To prevent this from happening, we recommend untangling knots before brushing your hair. Or better yet, start from the roots and then work your way up.
Sporting tight hairdos can lead to traction alopecia. One study even suggests that tight ponytails can trigger a headache. It is fine to pull an Arianna Grande, but don’t wear it every single day. Wear your hair down on some days.