Worst Things to do to Your Hair
Hair and beauty blogs across the web are constantly telling us the best ways to get the most out of our hair but we are rarely told what not to do! We have provided a run-down of the worst things you can do to/with your hair so you don’t make the same mistakes as others. Follow these simple steps and you won’t go far wrong.
In no particular order…
- Washing your hair too much – washing your hair is very important because it helps to keep hair healthy and looking good. However you can quite easily wash your hair too much. Over washing of hair is bad for a number of reasons. Firstly it reduces the amount of natural oils present in the hair. These natural oils are what make hair look healthy and shiny. When the oil is washed away hair become dry and dull and it is much more likely to split. Secondly, washing hair requires fairly aggressive contact with your hair and the more you do this the more damage you are likely to do. Be gentle when washing to avoid unnecessary damage.
- Cutting your own hair – it can be tempting to try to tidy up your hair by removing a few strands here and a few strands there – DON’T. People are paid to cut hair for a reason. They are better at it than you. If you try to cut your own hair you will end up looking stupid. Book an appointment at the salon and get a professional to do it for you. Spend the money, avoid the embarrassment.
- Over doing it with the products – this means too much dye, spray, wax, gel, mousse, etc. Your hair can only take so much when it comes to products. It’s important to remember that these products contain loads of chemicals that, unless used sparingly, can badly damage your hair. Also, these product build up which leads to dull looking hair. It is essential to avoid cheap products as they are more likely to cause damage and upset your hairs natural balance.
- Bad brushing habits – many people are under the impression that brushing is good for your hair when, in fact, it’s not. Be sure to minimise the amount of brushing you do. Only do it when it’s necessary. Also be careful when it comes to how you brush your hair. Don’t be too aggressive. As with washing, be gentle and take your time. Aggressive brushing usually makes knots worse.
- Using hair dryers and other heated equipment for too long/too often. Using equipment that makes you hair hot is damaging because it dry it out. Ends will split and your hair will look generally dull and lifeless. Use hot equipment for as little time as possible and use the least hot settings.
Taking care of your hair isn’t that difficult and the main thing to remember is to not mess about with it too much. Avoid constant grooming and using too much product, whilst washing regular, and your hair should look natural and healthy.
Ann Ward is a beauty expert. She runs a salon that specialises in all types of beauty and hair treatment including hair removal Coventry services.