4 common mistakes that are damaging your hair, and how to fix them

4 common mistakes that are damaging your hair, and how to fix them

November 12, 2019

 

Towel drying your hair.

 

Drying your hair roughly with a towel may seem like a good idea, after all you’re avoiding applying heat which can dry out your hair. But it really depends on how you do it. Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel aggravates the outside layer of your hair, the cuticle, meaning it can make your hair more frizzy and less shiny. This can also lead to breakage because your hair is weakest when it’s wet.

 

Try blotting your hair dry using your towel rather than rubbing your hair.

 

Washing your hair too much

 

The optimum number of times to wash your hair is 2-3 times per week. Washing your hair more frequently disrupts the natural oil balance and can cause your scalp to produce more oil, creating a vicious cycle of oil production.

 

If you’re trying to reduce the number of  times you wash your hair but are finding your hair is getting too greasy in between use dry shampoo at the roots to soak up the excess oil.

 

Using a cotton pillow case

 

Cotton pillow cases can cause friction on your hair when you move during your sleep, contributing to thinning and breakage.

 

Bamboo pillowcases are vegan (unlike silk), breathable, comfortable and create less friction so your hair glides smoothly over them without breaking. They have similar benefits for your skin as well, meaning they won't crease or prematurely age your skin.

 

 

Using the wrong hair ties

 

Tying your hair up can tug on your hair, and when you add the little plastic and glue connections on your hair tie into the equation they can snag on your hair and cause breakage. Go for hair ties that are snag free, like our new biodegradable hair ties and scrunchies. They glide smoothly over your hair to avoid damaging it, and they have the added bonus for the environment of being fully compostable. 




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