There is not just one way to take care of your hair. The same way that everyone is unique, so are their hair care regimens. Although there are many ways to take care of your hair the right way, so are there as many ways you could be doing it all wrong. We have compiled a list of what NOT to do when it comes to your hair.
Lay off the heat already! We are sure you have heard this countless times. Unless you are still stuck in the 80’s era, which is 100% okay, there is no reason that you can’t find alternatives to heat styling. Heat can inevitably cause damage to your hair. While some people prefer a little damage to help hold certain styles for a longer period of time, many do not enjoy the split ends and tangled mess that can come from heat damage.
Luckily, the beauty industry is still drawn to the “natural” look. Beach waves have never been more popular, and there are plenty of products like mousse and leave-in styling serums that can help give you a natural yet beautiful look, all while allowing your hair to simply air dry!
Many people love to tease or backcomb their hair. This often gives the look of volume and can help to make hair easier to maneuver for different updos and other hairstyles. When backcombing, avoid putting pressure on the hair; let the comb do its job. Try to avoid backcombing aggressively and/or repeatedly. You can always make your life easier by not backcombing at all, but what fun is that?!
OVERDOING THE PRODUCT
There are many products that are extremely beneficial to all types of hair. For dry or damaged hair, it’s important to know the difference. Often times damaged hair comes from chemical damage, like color treatments or damage from heat styling tools; this type of damage typically calls for protein. If your hair is simply dry, you will want to replenish the moisture in the hair cuticle. Always be sure to consult with your hairdresser to determine whether your hair is dry or chemically/heat damaged and what steps you will need to take, because overly treating your hair with protein or moisture (especially when you are unintentionally treating the wrong issue) can actually result in more damage!
Everyone can benefit from a good hair treatment, and often time people don’t purchase these products because they are slightly higher in price. Like skin, hair can benefit from weekly or bi-weekly treatments and/or masks. There are a variety of products that can easily be added to a weekly regimen at a fair cost. Aside from weekly treatments and masks, be sure that you have a good quality shampoo and conditioner set. Don’t purchase that $1 set simply because it’s a good deal. When it comes to your hair products, you get what you pay for. Shorting yourself of quality products can result in dry and/or damaged-feeling hair.
If you’ve ever had an idea for a hair care line, we would love to help you make it a reality. Contact us at (844) 822-1665 for your free consultation!