Dealing with dull and damaged hair is really stressful. You not only have to manage your dry locks but also deal with hair fall and thinning *sigh*. However, did you know that making a few tweaks in your hair care routine can help solve this problem? Yes, really!

More often than not, we end up causing a lot of damage to our delicate tresses in the name of hair care without even realising it. Read on to find out what these habits are and how to rectify them to give your precious strands a new lease of life…

 

Using old hairstyling tools

Using old hairstyling tools

When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush or got a new one? Can’t remember? Well, it’s high time you get yourself a new one. Don’t forget to clean your brush after every use too. Remove hair strands from the brush after every styling session and wash your brush every two weeks to get rid of the dirt, oil and grime stuck in the bristles. Dirty bristles can clog hair follicles leading to stunted hair growth and hair fall issues.

 

Using the wrong type of hair tie

Using the wrong type of hair tie

Did you know, the kind of hair elastic you use could have a major impact on the health of your strands? A thin hair elastic could irritate your strands and cause breakage if you end up tugging or tying it too tight. Therefore, it is best to use a hair tie that’s covered in some sort of fabric. Prefer loose ponytails over really tight ones, as this is another way to damage your strands.

 

Avoid a haircut for too long

Avoid a haircut for too long

It’s necessary to go for a haircut once every 3 months. However, if you notice split ends in your hair, you should get them trimmed ASAP in order to keep dry and damaged hair at bay. This will not only promote healthy hair growth but also keep your hair looking shiny AF.

 

Brushing from the top

Brushing from the top

Next time you comb or brush your hair, evaluate how you do it. Do you start from the top and go down or you do it the other way round? Combing your hair from the top can lead to a lot of snags and breakage. Always divide your hair into a few sections and start combing from the bottom, gently moving upward. Gentle, small strokes are really helpful for the health of your hair.