Many of us long to have beautiful hair. Well, really who doesn’t? If what you want is a gorgeous crowning glory then you should start paying attention to how well you treat your strands.
Did you know that how you wash your hair, how you dry and style it actually impacts the way your hair looks and feels? You might be making some hair care mistakes. Check out the most common!
Get Beautiful Hair By Avoiding These Mistakes
1. Not Brushing Before Washing
Now, this mistake is a double-whammy. You should know that the hair is very weak and prone to damage and tangling when wet. So to avoid having to deal with shower-induced snarls, brush your hair first before getting in the shower.
After applying conditioner, use your fingers to untangle strands and then comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb before rinsing.
2. Brushing The Ends Only
Too much brushing can lead to breakage. However, the best conditioner for your hair is your scalp’s natural oils. So don’t deprive your hair of the best conditioner there is.
Brush from roots to ends using a wooden-bristled brush so that the oils condition your strands and add luster to them. Doing this can also stimulate circulation and may help promote healthy hair growth.
3. Clean Freak
Do you wash your hair daily? If you want to have beautiful hair, DON’T! Daily washing of hair robs the scalp of its nails oils therefore the hair can start looking dull, dry, and lifeless.
Of course, you can shower daily but if you don’t use a ton of hair styling products, it would be better to just rinse your hair with water or you can use a light volumizing hair conditioner every 2 days.
4. Improper Conditioning
For sure many of us have heard the advice to condition only the ends to avoid flattening and weighing down tresses. But if you have fine hair, you should also give your hair roots a good conditioning loving. This is because fine hair is more prone to breakage.
You don’t want to leave the roots dry. Another hair care boo is over conditioning. You should make sure that you use just enough to untangle those snags. You should also keep your deep conditioning treatment to at least once a week.
Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly every time you condition. Wait until the water runs clear. A clarifying shampoo is good from time to time to avoid residue buildup.
5. Believing You Can Fix Split Ends
Sorry to break it to you ladies but fixing split ends is just not possible. Once the hair splits at the ends, no hair care product can mend this problem.
Your best solution is to prevent split ends from happening. Over-washing, intense towel drying, and too much use of hot styling tools are just 3 things that cause split ends.
A temporary fix is to get a trim. Another good option is to apply Argan oil on the ends as this would help smooth out the splits therefore temporarily making the broken ends less visible.
So if you want to keep wearing beautiful hair, be sure to avoid these hair care mistakes.