Everyone wants to flaunt beautiful, healthy hair. Sometimes, even our best intentions, we may be doing our hair and scalp more harm than good. The following tips will guide you in avoiding some of the most common yet dreadful hair mistakes.
• Wet hair, don’t care: Well you should, because hair is the weakest when it’s wet! Avoid using a brush on wet hair at all costs. Wet hair is brittle and breaks easily, leading to split ends. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to work through knots gently. One of the biggest disservices that you can do to your hair is to go to bed immediately after a hair wash. The hair is elastic and pliable when wet, and the friction from all the moving around at night can cause frizz and breakage. So, going to bed with wet her is one of the worst hair crimes you can commit!
• Focussing on the hair lengths while doing an oil massage: One of the most frequent hair offences is committed when people do an oil head massage. They tend to apply oil only to their hair lengths and ends, while ignoring the scalp. The scalp is where the hair roots are. A weekly oil massage, where you directly apply the oil on the scalp, can help condition it and remove dead skin cells. This is vital for the overall health of your hair. Besides, a dry and flaky scalp can accelerate hair loss. Use an oil like the Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil, which dispenses its rich medicinal oil with its unique wide-toothed Selfie Comb directly onto the scalp, thereby reaching the roots, reducing hair fall, and maintaining scalp and hair health. Squeeze the bottle gently and apply the oil using the Selfie Comb throughout the scalp. Massage further with your fingertips in gentle circular motions.
• Washing hair with hot water: We are all regular offenders when it comes to this hair crime. Hot water can dry out your hair and damage the delicate skin on your scalp, which may be extra sensitive during the winter. It strips the scalp of its natural oils as well. Make sure to always wash your hair with cold water in hotter months and lukewarm water when it’s colder.
• Dirty styling tools: After a while, your brush, comb, flat iron, and curling tong become a hotbed for germs, dead hair, and excess product. To clean your brush, rake through the bristles with your fingers or a comb to remove old hair. About once a week, fill your sink with warm water, add a few drops of shampoo, and massage the brush or comb to remove any build up. Use a damp paper towel or cotton on your flat iron or tong to ensure your hair stays healthy and clean.
• Tying your hair tight at bedtime: Ponytails and top-knots are great hair style options when you’re having a bad hair day or don’t have time to style it. However, it’s not the best way to keep your hair in place when you sleep. You need to be careful about how tightly you fasten your hair band, as it can pull at your hairline and cause breakage at the shaft. Switch to a scrunchie or tie the band a little loose before retiring for the day.