SEVEN UNHEALTHY HAIR HABITS TO AVOID

SEVEN UNHEALTHY HAIR HABITS TO AVOID
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Healthy hair is hard to come by, especially if you’re guilty of one of the following. If you’re desperate for luscious locks, then it’s best to stop these unhealthy hair habits immediately.

1. Brushing wet hair

Hair is at its weakest straight out of the shower. Brushing wet locks (or even twisting hair into a tight bun or ponytail) is a big no-no. Let hair air dry for at least five minutes, then comb through with a wide-tooth comb. We like Mason Pearson Comb Detangling as it features thick teeth that will grip and groom wet hair without damaging strands or scalp. Alternatively, Lady Jayne TanglePro is a comb-like brush specifically designed for wet hair.

2. Scrubbing your hair with a towel

Healthy hair is hard to come by, especially if you’re guilty of one of the following. If you’re desperate for luscious locks, then it’s best to stop these unhealthy hair habits immediately.

Most people scrub their hair with a towel to dry it off, however this is just as bad as brushing wet strands. The rough action can easily cause damage and breakage when hair is at its most fragile. Instead, press gently to absorb any water.

3. Not protecting your hair from heat-styling

We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again: protecting your hair from heat-styling is one of the most important things you can do to keep locks healthy. Before you go anywhere near the blow drier, give your hair a good spritz of TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray. We also like VO5 Nourish My Shine Bedazzling Oil Heat Protection Spray as it adds a healthy dose of shine.

If you’re a serial heat-styler, it’s also worth regularly protecting your hair with Natures Organic Organic Care Heat Protect Shampoo and Conditioner.

4. Sleeping on it

Don’t worry, we’re not about to suggest you stay up all night to avoid damaging your hair. We are, however, going to tell you the right way to sleep on your hair to keep it looking its best…

Switching to a silk pillowcase will do wonders for your strands (and your skin too). Lilysilk 19 Momme Terse Silk Pillowcase is made from 100 per cent soft silk that will not catch, rip or mess up hair overnight.

And for those with long locks, braiding hair overnight will help avoid any further damage.

5. Over-colouring your hair

6. Using the wrong brush

There are plenty of hairbrushes on the market, and they all have their own specific use. Here’s a little guide to make sure you’re using the right brush for your hair type:

• Brushes with synthetic bristles (like Brushology Paddle Brush) are best for super thick hair types.
• Natural bristles (like Lady Jayne 100% Boar Bristle Brush) are ideal for those with fine, straight hair.
• Brushes with mixed bristles (like Michel Mercier Wooden Hair Brush for Normal Hair with bristles of varying heights) are the most popular, as they work pretty well on most hair types.

7. Super hot showers

If you like your shower super hot (and super long), you may be doing more harm than good. Hot water can dry out your hair (and skin), stripping it of its much-needed, protective oils. So if your hair is prone to frizz and dehydration, try turning your shower temp down a notch.


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