Our hair is exposed daily to several external factors, such as the sun, pollution, wind, chemical products, heat sources and even the friction of the towel after showering. All of this may seem harmless, but it ends up damaging the strands, which can end up weakening, drying or even falling out. Check out some harmful habits and avoid them now!
Does your hair have a lot of frizz? Your towel can be the big culprit! By rubbing the towel on the hair, we end up causing a more aggressive friction, which consequently causes the dreaded frizz. Try removing excess water from your hair with a microfiber towel or even a cotton T-shirt and feel the difference.
It’s not enough to have “the ideal brush”, there is a right way to comb your hair, especially when it’s wet! Always start by combing your strands from the bottom up, untangling the ends first, then the middle, and finally the roots. Always be gentle, ok?
Excessive washing of hair can end up leaving the strands dull, dry and even brittle, since we are removing the natural and essential oils that maintain the health and protection of the hair – thus, making it more beautiful. The same goes for those who wash the strands very little! That’s because, dirt and accumulated products can end up clogging the scalp pores, causing itching and flaking of the region, in addition to a possible hair loss. Here, balance is everything!
Don’t use conditioner near the hair root, ok? This product is usually heavier than shampoo and therefore can clog the pores on the scalp. This can also cause itchiness and flakiness, leaving your hair feeling heavier and oily! Conditioner should be applied from the ear line down, especially on the tips, which are usually drier.
If you are #teamlonghair and don’t want to cut the strands for anything… think again! It’s very important to trim your hair every 3 months or so, even if it’s just the ends. Over time, the hair forms the dreaded split ends and they can make the strands more brittle, in addition to “delaying” the healthy growth of the strands.
So, what habits do you already follow with your hair and which ones do you need to change?