10 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Hair According to Great Salons

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Everyone wants to have good-looking, strong, and shiny locks. Even though the main way to attain this goal is a well-balanced diet and good hair care, here show you a few things you may be doing the wrong way without even knowing about it. You’d better keep away from the things on this list to maintain your hairs health, according to great salons.

1. Waiting too long for a trim or cut

If you have split or frizzy hair, if it looks messy and has no shape any longer, if your hair tangles easily or gets plenty of single knots — you are most likely way past due for your hair cutting engagement, particularly if you want to have long hair. Your hair will be longer if you trim them on a habitual basis; not because your hair will grow quicker, but because the trimmings won’t be splitting and breaking.

Solution: Visit great salons regularly.

haircut from great salons

2. DIY — dyeing it yourself

DIY might be a handy practice for many occasions, but coloring the hair is not one of them unless you are an accomplished hairdresser, possibly, or at least know precisely what you’re doing. Most likely, you will end up going to great salons anyhow, but it will be way harder and more costly to fix whatever you have done. Just let the professionals deal with it from the start.

Solution: Great salons appointment.

3. Brushing or styling wet hair

When your hair is wet, it is very subtle and more prone to a hairline breakage. You can try-out a little to check it next time you wash your curls. Select one (only one, we don’t want you to get bald) and try to sever it. You will find that it breaks much easier compare to when the hair is dry. The brush does the same, but instead of one hair, it breaks hundreds.

The heat from hot tools (a curler or straightener) makes the water disperse extensively and, as we all learn at school, water expands with evaporation, breaking your locks. In addition, using hot tools will just fry your hair to finish the damage.

Solution: let it dry before brushing and styling, and using some heat protection products is also suggested.

4. Using unclean brushes

When you brush your hair, lots of dead skin particles end up on your brush, even if you cannot see it. Dead skin is an ideal location for growing germs, all sorts of them. Apart of being completely filthy, it can get transferred back to your scalp if you don’t clean your hair brushes habitually.

Solution: clean your brushes or put a tissue onto the brush previous to combing your hair. Dispose of the tissue after brushing, leaving the brush itself clean.

5. Washing your hair too frequently and with very hot water

The glands in our scalp create natural oils that are necessary for healthy curls, and hot water can take them away, making your hair dry and fragile. Over washing will sooner or later do the same. The hairdressers advise washing your hair twice a week, or three times if you have very oily hair.

Solution: don’t wash your hair every day and only use warm water.

6. Not using conditioner or using it instead of shampoos

Shampoos and conditioners are totally different products that are used for different purposes and cannot restore one another. Shampoos clean, conditioners moisturize.

Here’s a simple assessment: Your car needs petrol and oil, not one or another. They are not the same stuff, and your car won’t be appreciative if you pour petrol where oil is supposed to be. It is the same with your hair: if you use conditioner instead of shampoo, or not use it at all, your scalp won’t say, “Thank you.” Although, the damage won’t be as costly compared to the car… probably.

Solution: use both, first shampoo, then conditioner.

7. Not changing hair products when the hair’s changed

There are lots of different products on the market these days — for thin, coarse, colored, damaged hair, and much more. They have slightly different ingredients depending on the purpose. If your hair has changed, so should the products.

Let’s do a car assessment again. We all know that you shouldn’t put petrol into a diesel 4WD. So why would you use shampoo for oily hair if you have faded dry locks?

Solution: time to go shopping. Ask great salons for product suggestions based on your hair type.

shampooing hair

8. Brushing your hair too often and doing it from the roots

If you brush your hair from the roots, you end up making a very big knot and pulling lots of hair off. Doing this also weakens the roots. Over-brushing does comparable damage in general, don’t fix it if it’s not broken; in other words, don’t brush if it needn’t be brushed.

Solution: always start brushing your hair from the ends and work your way to the roots, untangling the knots along the way (and don’t overdo it).

9. Having a firm hairstyle too often

If you tie your hair very tightly very frequently, it may sooner or later be damaged it’s because you literally pull the hair from its roots. If a pigtail is your favourite style, avoid hair ties with metal parts or change the tie’s height every day, alternating “up” and “down” days.

Solution: knot your hair occasionally, but not every day.

10. Too much sun

Generally, if we plan to spend a long time outside, we keep in mind to use sunscreen but frequently forget to protect our hair. Too much contact with the sun damage not only your skin but your hair as well. If your hair is harshly discolored, looks and feels dry, and gets lots of split ends, then UV radiation is most likely to blame for it.

Solution: wear a hat or a scarf.

I have been a professional hairstylist for 23 years. Husband to my high school sweetheart, Ines. We love each of our four cats. I was born in Lyon, France but my whole family moved to Atlanta when I was 17 years of age. At times I miss France, but America is forever my home. A few years ago, I visited Canada and tried out a high-quality goose jacket. It was so unique that I immediately bought it. I've never owned a coat so comfortable! Later on, I was domain shopping for a new blog to share helpful haircare tips and knowledge with the world. Saw this one and couldn't resist!