Those who care about their hair and style want to avoid hair mistakes at all costs. No one would want to intentionally damage their hair! In order to help you, we have compiled a list of mistakes to avoid.
We take care of our hair with masks, pamper our ends with nourishing oil, refresh the color regularly, and sometimes this leads us to commit style sins (unintentionally, of course). No one would hurt their hair on purpose! So how do you avoid this? We’ll take a look at the five most common mistakes, so that in the future, you can take care of your hair while avoiding the irreparable.
Mistake #1: Brushing your hair while it’s still wet
After washing your hair, it often gets tangled. So why not brush it? But don’t. Wet hair is sensitive and easily broken. Instead, it’s best to detangle it carefully with a comb or a special, soft brush (like Tangle Tezzer or boar bristle brushes). Wet hair is so sensitive that you should not rub it with a towel. It’s best to blot it thoroughly.
Mistake #2: Using too many products
This rule applies to both hair care and styling products. Hair masks, for example, are generally good for hair, but they should not be used more than once or twice a week. More frequently, they can weigh down the hair and make it look dull. Nourishing oils should also be used sparingly. Tips, apply only a few drops on the palms of your hands and spread the oil only on the ends, avoid the roots, otherwise the hair will quickly look greasy. Also, only use shampoos and conditioners that match your hair type. If in doubt, ask your stylist.
When it comes to styling products, too little is better than too much. Hairspray and gel are great for holding a style in place, but too much of it can make your hair look rough, hard as concrete, and lacking in finesse.
Mistake #3: Tying your hair up too tightly
Buns and ponytails are among the most popular hairstyles, but be careful not to tie your hair too tightly. The hairline will be under tension, which will put pressure on the roots and potentially damage them. Always use your fingertips to loosen the hair slightly at the roots after tying it up.
Mistake #4: Using rubber bands with metal joints
If you are tying your hair up, it is best to use an elastic made of one material. When elastics have a metal seal, the metal part can cause the hair to pull out. Also, we advise you to follow the mistake #3 not to make to avoid further hair pulling.
Mistake #5: Using old hair accessories
Modern styling tools not only use the latest technology, but they are also gentler on the hair. The surfaces of flat irons, for example, are now made of ceramic so they glide smoothly over the hair. It’s also important to regularly clean the tools you use every day. Product residue can weigh your hair down. This also applies to your hairbrush. We recommend washing it every few weeks with a mild shampoo and removing hair strands after each use. Your hair will thank you for it.