Hair styling or grooming is considered to be one of the most essential aspects of our lives and fashion. Both males and females are very conscious regarding their hair and hairstyling.
Females with longer hair take much more time styling their hair. In order to continue with the trends and fashion, it is also very much important to take care of your hair.
Generally, hair care refers to the overall hygiene of one’s hair. Many are either too conscious about their hair or they just don’t bother much and treat it in whatever manner they like. Both attitudes result in hair damage.
The usual mistakes in maintaining your hair are as follows:
One of the most common mistakes is over cleaning or over washing of your hair. The sebaceous glands on our scalp are responsible for producing natural oils that are essential for the scalp and maintaining the overall health of our hair.
Over washing the hair washes off all the natural oils which dries the scalp. The skin of the scalp might become rough and brittle. Shampooing your hair daily can be the cause behind the damage. If you have too much oily hair, then washing it thrice a week is enough to maintain its hygiene. Normally, once or twice a week is good enough to maintain the cleanliness of the hair. You may use a dry shampoo if your hair becomes too greasy with all the dirt and excess oil.
Usage of Multiple Hair Products
You should be very careful in choosing and using thehair products. First, you need to check whether or not a particular product is suitable for you and how much you need to apply it. Mostly, all the product bottles or packs specify the right amount to be applied each time. It is best to stick to one particular brand that best suits you. Using multiple products or cosmetics may deteriorate the quality of your hair. Different ingredients of different products used together might cause chemical reactions or allergy that might affect your hair badly. The scalp might become too dry causing dandruff.
Using Heated Equipment on Wet Hair
One should never use heated equipment like hair straightening devices, curling rods or irons on wet hair. Your hair might get burnt or you might get an electric shock. Damp or wet hair is more vulnerable and prone to breakage. Combing wet hair with a narrow comb might damage the hair shaft. It is better to use wide toothed combs to easily and gently comb your wet hair.
Prolonged Exposure to the Sun
Just like the skin get sun burnt, even the hair gets damaged if exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. You might find your hair turning brown in color, without you needing to color your hair. To avoid this, it is better to wear a cap, hat or a scarf or use an umbrella to cover your hair. Damage repairing mask products can also be utilized once a week to avoid hair damage.
Tips for Maintaining Your Hair
Brushing your hair with a natural bristle brush helps to distribute the natural oils all through the hair. It also stimulates the sebaceous gland, producing more sebum. Sebum and sweat together help to create the acid mantle on the scalp which acts as a protective layer.