If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these hair care mistakes?
Lets see the hair care mistakes we do everyday..
Haircare mistakes #1 :
APPLYING SHAMPOO DIRECTLY TO YOUR HAIR:
As shampoo is thick,Whenever you directly apply shampoo to your hair it is difficult to get rid of all the shampoo from the hair. As a result of which, chemicals and residues of the shampoo get stuck to your hair. This makes your hair more dry and brittle and leads to hairfall.
WHAT TO DO ?
Always take 1-2 tbsp of shampoo (according to your hair length) in a mug and dilute 1-2 cups of water in it. This will help the shampoo and the foam to spread evenly all over the hair and also help out to remove the residues from the hair easily. Always apply shampoo on wet hair. While shampooing or washing, massage your scalp very gently with your finger tips (not nails, do not scratch your scalp as when hair are wet,they are more prone to breakage). Also,gently massaging the scalp will remove the dirt plus blood circulation in the scalp will increase.
Haircare mistakes #2 :
NOT APPLYING CONDITIONER PROPERLY
Some think that applying a lot of conditioner will make the hair smoother,silky and shiny. Some think that applying conditioner to the scalp makes hair smoother,silky and shiny frok the roots.
This is extremely wrong.!
What is right..?
Conditioner should only be applied to the lengths and tips of the hair. Also, it is very necessary to wash out the conditioner thoroughly. Use lot of water to completely remove the conditioner as the ingredients of the conditioner should not stay on the hair.
Haircare mistakes #3 :
COMBING THE HAIR WHEN IT IS WET
Combing your hair when they are wet is something which you should never do no matter what. When your hair are wet,they are extremely fragile. If you comb your wet hair when they are fragile, you will notice a lot of breakage and hairfall than you do normal!
What is right..?
The right way to comb your hair after hairwash is let it dry completely.
Use a cotton tee to wrap your hair. The soft cotton of the tshirt will absorb all the extra water keeping the hair hydrated. Once your hair is dry, start combing from the ends of your hair slowly moving upwards. This will neither cause hair breakage nor hairfall.
- If possible never blowdry your hair. If you are in a hurry,keep the cool mode on in the hair dryer.
- Use a wide teeth comb to detangle the knots. Wooden comb is the best and highly recommended.
- Wash your comb once in every two weeks. Never use anyone’s comb.
Haircare mistakes #4 :
APPLYING LITRES OF OIL TO THE HAIR
Some people think applying litres of oil onto the scalp only will make hair stronger and shinier. This is totally wrong.
What is right..?
Only 2-3 tbsp of oil is enough to oil the hair.
Using more oil will only help the dirt and dust to attract to the scalp.
What to do?
- Take 2-3 tbsp of oil in a bowl.
- Heat it with the help of double boiling method.
- Apply it to the roots of the hair by parting the hair one by one.
- Massage gently for 10-15 minutes.
Only applying oil does no good to the hair unless and until you massage it for 10-15 minutes gently with your finger tips.
Also, applying a little warm oil will help the oil to penetrate deep inside the scalp. As the room temperature oil will do no good.
Flip your hair upside down and massage it gently. This will cause the blood to reach the scalp due to gravity.
Haircare mistakes #5 :
DRY SCALP CAUSES DANDRUFF
The most common myth people follow is that dry scalp leads to dandruff. This is very wrong.
Dry scalp does not lead to dandruff.
What is right?
Oily scalp leads to dandruff.
Secretion of excess oil in the scalp leads to dandruff as the bacteria in the dandruff feeds on the oil in the scalp.
When we oil the already oily scalp which has dandruff, we are actually feeding the bacteria in the dandruff with oil. Hence, it becomes difficult to get rid off bacteria.
What to do.??
- Take 4 tbsp of buttermilk or chaas.
- Add 1 tbsp lemon juice to it.
- Mix well.
- With the help of a cotton ball apply this to the scalp evenly.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, start massaging the scalp with finger tips.
- When buttermilk kept for 20 minutes on the scalp makes the dandruff to swell. Massaging after 20 minutes makes the swollen dandruff to fall out.
- After gently massaging for 5 minutes,wash it off but flipping your hair upside down. This will remove the dandruff completely.
- You have to do this buttermilk treatmnet for dandruff twice a week.
Haircare mistakes #6 :
NIGHT HAIR CARE
Some think keeping the hair open while some think tying a tight knot while Sleeping is the best way to sleep. This is completely wrong.
What is right..?
Keeping the hair open or tying it too tight while sleeping is the worst thing you can do to your hair.
Always tie a loose braid or loose bun while you sleep. This will lead to no hair fall and your hair will be left non-frizzy..!
Haircare mistakes #7 :
Thinking you can mend (join) the split ends :
Sorry ladies: Once hair has split at the ends, there’s no product that can mend it.
The only solution for split ends is to prevent them in the first place (e.g. avoiding over-washing, rigorous towel drying, and abusing heat tools)—or to get a trim. For a temporary way to minimize visibly broken bottoms, try using a product with beeswax or a serum with argan oil on the ends to smooth splits.
If you already have split ends just trim it. And further prevent it like said above.
So this was 7 common mistakes we do to our hair everyday. I hope now you get it. Follow the above steps properly and say bye bye to bad hair days forever.
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