Hair Habits That Can Cause Long Term Breakage
Do you want gorgeous, healthy hair? Of course you do! Healthy hair is something that many of us strive to achieve, and it’s definitely a process to achieve and maintain healthy hair. Many of us have developed different hair habits throughout our lives, some of those habits are good but some aren’t so great for our hair. There are some hair habits that can cause long term breakage, and because we know you want to start the spring season spring cleaning your beauty/hair routine we’re sharing what some of those bad hair habits are so you can be sure to avoid them yourself.
Not Using Heat Properly
We’re all about having fun with hair styling tools, and we’re sure you are too. However, one of the downsides of heated hair styling is it can cause a lot of damage to your hair when you don’t use it properly. For starters, you need to be sure that you’re always using heat protectant products before applying any sort of heat to your hair when styling. Not using this type of hair care product can cause a lot of damage to your hair as the heat can really cause a lot of stress on your hair. Additionally, it’s important to make sure that you’re not holding the heat on your hair for too long of a period of time–for example, when using a straightener it’s important to make sure that you’re not holding the tool on one piece of hair for too long. Finally, using heated hair styling tools every single day is a big no-no. Not giving your hair a break from the heat can cause a lot of stress on your hair and cause a lot of long term damage that’s difficult to come back from.
Not Protecting Your Hair from the Weather
So often when we think of weather changes we primarily focus on adapting our skin care to the changes, but forget about our hair. However, our hair is just as effected by the weather elements as our skin is. When we don’t take the necessary precautions to protect our hair from the weather elements it can cause a lot of breakage in our hair. The sun and dry climates tend to cause the most damage to our hair. It’s important to make sure that you’re applying sun protection steps to your hair (wearing a hat and/or using hair care products that have UV/SPF protection) is crucial during the warmer weather months. Additionally, making sure that you’re keeping your hair well hydrated and moisturized is going to be a huge key to keeping your hair healthy and avoiding a lot of long term damage from resulting.
Not Being Careful with Wet Hair
Here’s the deal: when your hair is wet, it’s in its most vulnerable state. It’s essential to make sure that you’re taking proper care of your hair when its wet to avoid a lot of long term breakage from occurring. Using brushes and fine toothed combs on wet hair can cause a ton of breakage to result in your fragile, wet hair. Instead, wide toothed combs are suggested and make sure you’re not ripping on your hair–be as gentle and patient as possible.