We all make mistakes, but some of them may be the cause of dry and damaged hair. From washing to drying and everything in between, discover eight common behaviors that are preventing you from having ultra-healthy and glamorous locks:
1. Using Bobbi Pins in the Wrong Direction
These useful little pins are a staple in every woman’s hair accessory drawer. Whether decorative or plain, they all have a similar design. Chances are you probably slide them in your hair without much thought. But—there is a right way and a wrong way to use them. Bobbi pins have two sides, one rigged and one smooth. The smooth side is intended to be facing up, while the rigged side is meant to 3. be facing down to improve its grip on the hair and prevent sliding. In turn, this can reduce the amount of bobbi pins you need to use; reducing damage.
2. Washing Your Hair with Hot Water and Too Much (or Too Little) Shampoo/Conditioner
For such a simple task, there is a lot that can be done the wrong way when it comes to washing your locks. For starters, be sure that you are using the right amount of shampoo and conditioner. Too much shampoo can dry out your scalp, while too little will make it difficult to remove all the oil, dirt and residue that accumulates. For average length hair, aim for a small dollop about the size of a quarter and the same goes for conditioner, which can weigh down your hair when used in excessive quantities. Likewise, be sure to use lukewarm water for washing and cool water for your final rinse. The cool water helps retain the moisture and shine.
3. Brushing Your Hair While Wet
Do you brush or comb your hair directly after showering? This may seem like the best time to get rid of tangles, but your hair is at its weakest when it is wet. Wait until your hair has dried before attempting to brush or detangle it. This will minimize the amount of hair fall and breakage you experience and over time, will result in thicker locks.
4. Using the Highest Heat Settings
Many who turn to heated products like blow-dryers, curling wands or straightening irons turn the heat to the highest setting. The thought behind this is that it will increase the speed or produce better results. In fact, most hair types do not require high heat to achieve desirable results. You should experiment with heat settings and choose the lowest, effective one to reduce heat damage. The high settings should be reserved for those with thick, coarse hair.
5. Getting in the Swimming Pool with Dry Hair
As swim season approaches here in Davie, salon experts note a big mistake made by their clients: jumping directly into a swimming pool with dry hair. When the hair is dry, it readily absorbs the pool water and the chlorine inside of it. This results in damage and as blondes know all too well, a greenish tint to the hair. Instead, wet the hair with regular water before swimming. Because the hair will already be wet, it will absorb less of the chlorine and prevent the green hue.
6. Wearing Tight Ponytails Daily
Ponytails are a girl’s best friend. They are a simple way to hide a bad hair day and they can work wonders for fighting the heat and humidity in Davie, Florida. Salon stylists recommend switching up your style if you wear a ponytail every day. This is because the tightly wound hair ties can cause hair breakage and damage over time.
7. Using a Regular Towel to Dry Hair
One of the most common mistakes is one that nearly everyone makes. A regular bath towel is always handy after showering, but they are abrasive and can damage your strands. Instead, invest in a towel designed specifically for hair. This will speed up drying time while also protecting your strands.
8. Coloring All of Your Hair Too Often
Hair coloring in Davie presents a fantastic opportunity to change your look. Whether you opt for red, blonde or neon orange, be cautious about how often you are dying your hair. While we all want a vibrant hue, if you are dying over top of color every month, it can cause extensive damage. Instead, opt for a root touch up. As the best hair salon in Davie, we recognize that hair color fades over time and we have less-damaging ways to revitalize the length of your hair.
Have you been making any of these hair mistakes? If your hair needs some serious TLC, a hair treatment in Davie may be the solution you’re looking for. Call us today at (954) 543-0758 to speak with our talented Davie salon stylists about all the options we have available.