We all want to have hair that looks absolutely gorgeous. However, we do not always pay attention to how we treat our hair strands. It's just hair after all, isn't it? Well, if you think it doesn't require much attention, you need to think again. There are many factors that can affect the health and appearance of your hair. From what you eat to the combs and hairbrushes you use, everything counts. Sometimes, in an attempt to give our hair the best, we do exactly the opposite – we end up ruining it.
Here is a list of some common hair care mistakes that you could make:
Thinking you can mend spilt ends
It is true that no product can mend spilt ends. The best solution is prevention by eating healthy and avoiding excessive processing such as use of heating tools, over-washing, chemicals etc. The second best is to get a trim.
Also, never use a hairspray on your hair while it is locked into the iron. When the alcohol in the hairspray comes in contact with heat, your hair burns. Always use it after styling.
Not brushing your hair before washing
Hair, when wet, is at its weakest. To prevent shower-induced tangles, brush your hair before you hop in.
Intense towel drying
After washing your hair, blot it gently from the roots to the ends with a towel and then shake out the strands with your fingers. Do not tie a towel around your head since this could damage your hair follicles. If you're in a hurry, use a cotton T-shirt.