Use This, Not That
When was the last time you really thought about the beauty products you use on a daily basis? Ok, chances are you’ve gotten into a routine with the products and tools you use and haven’t really thought about how they may damage your hair. No judgment here, the tools and products you use do become a habit and something that you don’t often think about adjusting until you find you need to. We thought we would talk a bit about some of the common beauty products people use that should really be swapped out for something different. It’s time for use this, not that…
Use A T-shirt, Not A Towel
You read that correctly, and we know you’re probably thinking that we’ve lost our minds. Most of us have grown up using towels to dry our hair and ring out a lot of the water after taking a shower/bath. The problem with using towels to dry our hair is the fibers and roughness of towels tend to be to rough and harsh on our hair strands. Our hair is in its most vulnerable state when its wet, which is why we need to take extra caution in what we use to dry our hair. The friction and roughness from towels has been found to cause breakage and cause frizz in our hair, which is why you should switch the towels out for an old t-shirt. T-shirts are much softer and will give you the drying element without causing any damage.
Use Silk, Not Cotton
Similar to the towels we use, most of us get used to using whatever sheets we’re used to. Ok, before we get ahead of ourselves we realize you probably didn’t think about how your sheets could be negatively impacting your hair and skin health-did you? The truth is cotton sheets and pillowcases tend to cause breakage and damage to our hair. Instead of using cotton pillowcases, experts in hair and skin both stress that switching to silk can make major improvements in both areas. Silk is much more breathable and smooth, giving your skin and hair something much softer and smoother to glide across every night when you head to bed.
Use A Comb, Not A Brush
Ok, we’re not saying that you can’t use a brush ever but if you’re using a brush when your hair is wet it’s definitely time to make that adjustment. Brushes can cause a lot of damage to your hair when you use them on wet hair. As we mentioned above, wet hair is vulnerable hair. Instead, when your hair is wet always make it a point to use a wide toothed comb. These types of combs give you the control over your hair in a way that’s much less damaging.
Use Ribbon Bands, Not Elastic Bands
Elastic bands have been used to tie hair back for many years. They’ve always been a go to, but the problem is they can be quite harsh on your hair. Especially when they’re used very often. Instead, experts suggest switching to ribbon like bands (they have a tie on them usually) because they’re much less harsh on your hair strands but still give you that ability to pull your hair back.