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Have you been trying to achieve long, luscious locks for some time now? But, no matter what you do, your hair just doesn’t want to play ball? You have resigned yourself to the fact that you simply have not been blessed with good hair. But could it be because you are committing a hair mistake without realising it? Read on to find out some of the most common hair mistakes people make so that you can stop making them.
Using too much heat – Do you use hair straighteners every morning? If so, it’s of little surprise that your hair is damaged and you can’t seem to rectify it. A lot of women are guilty of using too much heat on their hair. It’s important that your locks have a break, so wear it natural from time-to-time. Using too much heat not only relates to how often you use straighteners or curling tongs, but also the level of heat you use. Do you use your hair dryer on the hottest setting? If so, turn it down a bit!
Over washing your hair – This is another mistake that a lot of people are guilty of. It can be very tempting to wash your hair every day. After all, surely there is nothing wrong with being clean, right? Well, when it comes to your hair, being too clean is a problem. This is because you will be stripping your hair of the essential oils it needs. As a result of this, your hair begins to overcompensate by creating even more oil, which cases greasy hair. Not only this, but you can cause frizz and breakage if you have coarse or curly hair and you wash it too much. So, how often should you wash your hair? Wash it every other day if you have fine hair, and wash it once per week if you have hair that is curly or thick.
You are not specific about the style of hair you want – We have all been there. You go to the hairdressers. You sit in the chair and give them a brief idea of what you want. You then want to burst into tears when you see what they have done to your hair. Well, if you had been a bit more specific in the first place you would have gotten what you wanted. The best thing to do is take a photograph of the style you want so that you and your hairdresser are on the same page. Visit here for some inspiration. You can see plenty of different hairstyles, which you can use to give your hair stylist a clear idea of what you want.
Not eating a hair healthy diet – You have probably heard the saying that beauty starts from within, and this is most definitely the case. The food you eat will have an impact on how healthy your hair is. So, what changes do you need to make? Well, for overall hair health, foods packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, are ideal. Vegetables like spinach and kale are a must for those who need to strengthen their hair. Moreover, sweet potato is a good option if your hair is dull.
You always wear your hair in a ponytail – Are you a ponytail addict? If so, you could be causing more damage to your hair than you may realise. This is especially the case if you wear your ponytail tight and you wear it in the same place all of the time. Your hair needs to be able to relax, and while it is in a ponytail it can’t do that. This does not mean that you need to wear your hair down all the time. You simply need to be more mindful of the effect a ponytail can have. Don’t tie it too tight. Plus, use something that is easier on your hair, for example, ribbon elastics.
If any of the hair mistakes mentioned above sound familiar, take advantage of the advice that has been provided so that you can achieve the long, beautiful locks you have always dreamed of. From switching your diet to being more specific about what you want when you go to the hairdresser, there is a lot to take into account, but it will all be worth it.