We all love our hair, but do we love it enough to treat it with the utmost care it deserves? Alas, we’re all guilty of making some haircare blunders, but don’t fret, as today we’ll discuss some of the most common haircare mistakes and how to fix them!
Firstly, let's talk about applying shampoo directly onto your scalp. Yes, we’ve all been there, lathering a handful of shampoo onto our scalp without a second thought. However, this is a big no-no. It can result in product buildup, leaving your hair feeling dry, dull, and even causing hair loss. The solution? Opt for a gentle cleansing shampoo like Untangled Shampoo that doesn’t strip off your natural oils and mix the desired amount of shampoo with water in a mug to gently apply the diluted mixture all over your head. This will ensure the shampoo is evenly distributed throughout your hair, and will wash away without leaving any product buildup.
Next up, towel drying your hair. You might think towel-drying your hair is the way to go, but it’s time to ditch this centuries-old technique. Wrapping your hair in a cotton or silk shirt and leaving it on for 15 minutes is a much better alternative. Not only does it aid in smoothing your hair, but it also prevents excessive hair loss. Additionally, switch to a microfiber towel and a satin pillowcase to reduce hair fall.
Let's not forget about tight ponytails or hairstyles. While it’s okay to tie your hair in a tight ponytail for a quick run or a workout, keeping it tied tightly for extended periods can lead to breakage and affect your hair quality severely. Opt for satin scrunchies that help reduce frizz and damage.
The next haircare mistake on our list is over brushing your hair. We’ve all been told that brushing our hair regularly is the way to go, but excessive brushing can cause unnecessary friction and lead to breakage. So, remember to detangle and style your hair with just a few strokes. If you’re a curly-haired beauty, use a wide-tooth comb or a detangler brush.
Last but not least, using too much product can leave your hair greasy, scalp oily and your locks limp. Remember, less is more! Only use the amount of product equivalent to the size of a one-rupee coin and water is your hair’s best friend! Hydration is key to frizz-free curls. If you're struggling with product buildup, switch to a clarifying shampoo, or rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water after conditioning. And of course, be sure to use the best products for your hair.
We've spilled the tea on haircare secrets, and now it's time for you to try them out and see the results for yourself! We're rooting for you to have luscious locks and a head-turning hairstyles. Don't wig out if you've been guilty of these haircare sins in the past, just make sure to comb-at them with these tips in mind. Hair's hoping you have a good hair day every day! Let us know in the comments below which of these tips gave you the best hair flip moment, and remember - happy curling!