3 Oct 2013
Guest Post - 5 Bad Hair Care Habits You Need To Break ASAP
If your hair is frizzy or if you are experiencing hair breakage, it could be a sign that you are not taking proper care of your hair. For example, some women make the mistake of over processing their hair with chemical products and as a result their hair is stripped of natural oils, which leads to brittleness and dryness.
Here are five bad hair care habits that you need to break ASAP.
- Failing to Wash Your Hair With Conditioner
Sometimes women experience bad hair days because they do not wash their hair with conditioner after they shampoo. Conditioner will help retain the moisture in your hair, but be sure to use one that is suited for your hair type. For example, if you have fine hair L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner will add volume and body to your hair.
- Not Protecting Your Hair At Night
If you don't put a scarf or some other kind of covering over your hair at night your hair will become dry and brittle in the morning, and this can lead to breakage. Satin and silk scarves are the kindest to your hair, so opt for these materials ahead of any others. You can also use a mesh sleep cap.
- Roughly Detangling Your Hair
Another bad habit that many women pick up over the years is roughly detangling their hair with a comb. After you wash your hair, you should apply a generous amount of leave-in conditioner and let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes. Once you do this you would slowly comb your hair in order to softly (and safely) detangle it.
- Very Tight Hair Bands
Women who wear ponytails for extended periods of time are susceptible to hair breakage because they sometimes tie the hair bands too tightly. So our tip is - wear the rubber band slightly loose or wear a soft hairpiece that will not put tight pressure on the hair around your ponytail.
- Not Eating Healthy Foods
You may think that your diet does not have an impact on the health of your hair, but you would be wrong! Your hair needs certain nutrients in order to stay healthy and strong, so eat foods that are high in vitamins, particularly C, B and A. Iodine, zinc and iron are also equally important to the health of your hair.
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