Whether it is straightening, blow-drying, curling, or dying it into their favorite color – women love to style their hair. However, all of this styling comes at a cost – hair damage! Furthermore, some women prefer to shampoo and condition their hair regularly before heading out.
Though regular shampooing gives your hair a sleek look, it also damages it. All of these factors combined with styling sprays make your hair thin, frizzy, rough, and dry. In some cases, it may start falling out! However, as long as you take proper care, you need not worry about hair damage.
It is important to use the right products for each hair type. There are many hair types, including straight fine/thin, straight coarse, straight medium, wavy coarse, wavy fine/thin, wavy medium, curly, kinky, etc.
1. Don’t Underestimate the Need for Heat Protection Serums
One of the main contributors to hair damage is constant and frequent heating. You should try to avoid hair heating tools as much as you can. If you do use them, make sure you apply a good heat protecting serum.
Most women overlook the need for good heat protection serum because they think it will not make a difference. It will make a big difference by significantly reducing the damaging effects of heating.
2. Say No to Overwashing, Brushing and Tight Hairstyles
The old saying that we should never do anything to excess and that moderation is the key is really true when it comes to your hair. Some people think that regular washing, and brushing four or five times a day, encourages hair growth. This is not the case at all. The most likely outcome is, in fact, the opposite. If you brush and wash your hair too often you will damage it.
Some people like pulling their hair back tightly into a hair bun, braid, or ponytail. Even though such styles look creative and fun to do, they can also cause considerable hair damage. By constantly pulling at the strands, they eventually come right out, i.e., they fall out. You won’t lose all your hair, obviously, but more of it than normal will fall out. Tightly pulled hair can also be a cause of frequent headaches.
If you really like pulling your hair back tightly, don’t do it frequently.
3. Avoid Curling, Straightening or Brushing Wet Hair
We all know that heating tools are can damage your hair significantly. If you hair is wet, heating or curling destroys it even more. Some experts say that with wet hair, there is ten times the amount of damage compared to normal styling. Even brushing wet hair is not advisable.
Brushing, straightening, or curling wet hair can make it thin, brittle, and takes all the natural shine away. It is also more likely to fall out at a higher than normal rate.
4. Say Hello to Hair Oiling
Hair oiling is one of the most effective and harmless hair therapeutic remedies. It restores moisture and increases the blood flow to to the scalp, which can encourage hair growth.
Furthermore, the nutrients in the oil are also good for new hair and hair protein. The best oils, which suit most people, are coconut oil and almond oil. However, if you are using almond oil, don’t put too much of it as it has a thicker consistency. You can also combine coconut and almond oil and indulge in hot oil hair therapy!
5. Give Hair Teasing a Break
Another leading cause of damage cause hair teasing. No matter how good it looks with a hair bun or any other hairstyle, hair teasing is not good for your hair at all. Hair teasing, also known as ratting or backcombing, is a way of combing that creates volume as well as some types of hairstyles.
When you tease your hair and try to add some extra volume, you are actually breaking it. Backcombing weakens the strands significantly. Instead of giving it a tease, you should consider using a volumizer.
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