Sunday, 3 June 2012

Common Hair Mistakes!


We often notice our hair losing their shine and they appear to be dried and damaged. It is not always the harsh weather or the heating products that damage them. We do make mistakes while taking care of them and if that can be avoided, you will see the shine coming back :)

Shampooing Daily

"Hair looks its best when the natural oils from the scalp are allowed to reach the ends hence, you must shampoo every other day or even every third day. If you feel you need a freshener, simply spritz roots with water and restyle with a blow dryer.

Always Fastening Your Ponytail In the Same Spot

Because strands tend to get caught — and broken — in bands, it's a good idea to alternate the fastening point. Move it up a half inch one day, then down the next,.Using seamless elastic bands,  will further minimize damage.


Combing Wet Hair from Roots to Ends

A comb is easier on fragile wet hair than a brush is, but tugging it from scalp to tips can cause breakage. First, smooth out knots with a leave-in detangler. Then, start to comb at ends, working up in sections.

Brushing Your Hair for Shine

All you need is a few strokes to style hair and spread the natural oils from roots to ends.Anything more than that is unnecessary friction, which can lead to breakage.

Ignoring Your Scalp

To grow healthy hair, your scalp needs nourishment.  Massaging your head with your fingertips will stimulate blood flow.. For extra care, use a leave-in scalp treatment.

Using the Wrong Brush

The incorrect brush can not only ruin your style, it can get snagged in your hair. Generally, the longer your locks, the larger in diameter your brush should be (basically, more hair, more brush). To create volume, use a round brush; to smooth hair, a paddle shape is best.

Avoiding Hair Spray

It's gotten a bad rap, but hair spray contains a polymer that actually locks out humidity. And contrary to popular belief, it's not harmful. It's the polymer, not the alcohol, that dries on your hair. The alcohol evaporates before it hits your head. Use just enough to hold your style.

Masking — Not Treating — Dandruff

Trying to nix flakes with moisturizing stylers like oils and pomades is only a temporary fix: Dandruff is actually an inflammatory scalp disease unrelated to dryness. A shampoo with salicylic acid, zinc, selenium sulfide or tar to eliminate flakes.

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