Do you often stand in front of the mirror wishing you had longer or healthier hair? Guess what, you’re not alone. Almost every woman, at some point, feels like her hair just isn’t growing anymore. Genetics, lifestyle and environmental aggressors can all affect hair growth. But, there are a few common everyday hair care mistakes that you might unknowingly be making, which can also inhibit hair growth. Wanna know what they are? Scroll down.
- Mistake #01: Not brushing your hair before a shower
- Mistake #02: Excessive washing
- Mistake #03: Harsh towel drying
- Mistake #04: Not using a heat protectant
- Mistake #05: Using heat styling tools on wet hair
Mistake #01: Not brushing your hair before a shower
It’s advisable to brush hair before taking a shower to avoid knots and tangles. Don’t rub the shampoo all over the scalp; instead, gently apply it in sections and wash off. Brushing your hair post a shower is a big no-no! Your hair is at its weakest after shampooing and brushing it will only cause more breakage and hair fall.
Mistake #02: Excessive washing
Believe it or not but washing your hair every day is unhealthy for your tresses and one of the biggest hair care mistakes you can make. It takes a few days for your scalp to distribute natural oils to your hair after shampooing. Washing it every day robs all the natural oils and makes the hair weak, damaged and lifeless. Use a dry shampoo like the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo in-between washes to revive greasy hair and make it look instantly fresh.
Mistake #03: Harsh towel drying
Don’t go ahead and rub your hair with a towel in an attempt to dry it faster. This friction not only causes hair to get damaged but also looks ends up making your mane look dry and frizzy. Use a microfibre towel or cotton t-shirt to soak up all the excess water and allow your hair to air dry.
Mistake #04: Not using a heat protectant
Another haircare mistake that can prevent healthy hair growth is not using a heat protectant before styling your hair. Heat styling tools are quite damaging for your hair. Using a heat protectant like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray prevents the heat from damaging your hair by creating a protective layer on the strands.
Mistake #05: Using heat styling tools on wet hair
Heat styling is one of the most damaging hair habits. And doing this on wet hair is even worse. It can burn your hair and damage it beyond repair. So, make sure your hair has completely dried off before bringing a heat styling too near it. If you’re in a hurry, dry your hair using a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting and then move on to heat styling your hair.