Monday, August 4, 2014

3 BAD HAIR HABITS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW YOU'RE DOING

Let's be honest, our hair goes through a lot. With all the styling, coloring, blowing, tugging, pulling, teasing, it's a wonder we have any hair left at all. If you are at all like me and feel like it takes fooorevvver for your hair to grow, and it's a lucky day if it's a good hair day, then you might want to take note of these surprising hair tips. There just might be a few things you are doing to damage your hair that you were completely unaware of. 


When your hair is wet it is at it's very most vulnerable and delicate state. This means it is vital that you aren't rough with your hair while it is still wet. Brushing and combing your wet hair can cause your strands to break. 
ALSO, aggressively rubbing your hair with a towel can cause frizz and make your hair even harder to style. Since wet hair is more susceptible to damage than dry hair, it is important to be extra gentle. 
I have tried my best to completely quit using towels on my hair and it has made a  HUGE difference! I have naturally curly hair [or wavy, depending on the day] and it has a tendency to get pretty frizzy.   
Now when I am drying my hair I either let it air dry completely or use a t-shirt to blot it dry. I have noticed a dramatic difference in my hair. Right off the bat my hair is wayyyy more shiny and that is always a plus! It is far less frizzy than ever before and styling has been super easy.  In just a few weeks I have noticed such a positive difference in my hair and it has been such an easy fix. I completely recommend ditching the towel!

While this one seems fairly obvious, I honestly never really considered how my hairstyles could be having a negative affect on my hair. When you have your hair pulled tight causing tension on each strand it can permanently damage the follicles. 
SCARY FACT: Traction Alopecia, a condition that will permanently weaken your hair follicle making it impossible for it to grow can be caused from excessive tugging and pulling of your hair. Avoid this potential hair loss by loosening up your styles and allowing your hair to have a rest.

Weird right? But it totally makes sense. When our bodies aren't getting the nutrients they need overtime it will begin having a negative effect on all the different functions of our bodies, hair growth included. Skipping out on breakfast starts our day without the necessary nutrients needed and in doing so our bodies do our best to make up for that. This means that any nutrients will be used for more important things and our hair suffers. 
Skipping breakfast can cause hair to shed more easily and grow much slower. If you have a tendency to skip out on breakfast, now might be a good time to rethink that habit. 

What are your favorite hair tips and tricks?

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