BAD HAIR HABITS
We all have bad habits that work against our beauty: not drinking enough water, blowing off good sleep, maybe indulging in one too many drinks now and then which can really wreck our skin. The good news is, all of these are easily fixed with a couple of days’ rest and some H20. But when it comes to our hair, we rarely think about how our habits work against us with sometimes disastrous results. After all, bad hair habits can work against any desire for length, strength and the lustrous locks of our dreams.But bad habits can be broken. Here are some tips to guide you through to a healthy hair regime.
SWITCHING HAIR STYLISTS TOO OFTEN One of the worst habits is jumping from hairdresser to hairdresser, which never gives a professional a chance to create a look. Hair grows out in three stages, and whether it’s long, layered or short, it’s going to go through phases where it requires guidance from a good stylist to make sure the client knows how to style it as it grows out. Short hair needs more maintenance than anything else. The key is to find a stylist and a product regimen that will help you achieve the best style for you. There’s nothing wrong with approaching someone with good hair and asking them to recommend a good hair stylist or salon to you. You can then go in for a blowout or look at the work they do at the salon. Get a feel for how they (hairdresser/salon) cut and style hair. Also, ask what kind of products they recommend for your hair type – it’s all about getting to know the hair you have on your head.
SHEA MOISTURE JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL COMBINATION PACK is the best choice to replenish your weak and brittle hair strands. It is a great shampoo for all black hair types.
NOT PROTECTING HAIR FROM HEAT Another way to sabotage your hair goals is overusing hot tools. Too much heat on the hair causes ends to become dry and brittle, which leaves you with broken ends and diminished shine. Heat is not a friend to your hair, but since we have to use it to achieve most of today’s looks, it’s important to protect your mane with leave-in conditioners and serums. Pre-drying while using a natural bristle brush also cuts down your styling time and the amount of heat aggressively applied to hair.
MIZANI FIBREFYL ESSENTIAL STRENGTHEN FIX PRIMER, is a great leave-in to use on damp hair before blow drying. Just some subtle changes that make a difference in your hair care routine.
SHAMPOOING TOO OFTEN Jumping from stylist to stylist really works against your best hair dreams and goals. We believe women shouldn’t wash their hair too often so we often swear by Cantu Complete Conditioning wash. It’s a great substitute for shampoo; it cleanses hair without stripping it of its natural oils.
FORGETTING TO TAKE CARE OF NATURAL HAIR UNDERNEATH EXTENSIONS, BRAIDS AND WEAVES One of the worst habits when it comes to weaves and braids is that women neglect to condition the hair and maintain it. We forget the hair underneath the sew-in extensions because it’s not visible. If we don’t take care of the moisture balance of our hair, it can dry out, which leads to breakage and damage. Our hair requires moisture and maintenance regularly, even in protective styles. The solution to this is applying some product for moisture balance, SHEA MOISTURE JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN GROW RESTORE HAIR SERUM is perfect for braids and weaves: it stimulates the scalp, strengthens the hair and helps condition and restore our hair’s natural strength.
BLEACHING HAIR AND USING EXTENSIONS Often women try to do too many things to their hair at once. We see women attempting to grow their hair out, while on the other hand bleaching their hair and/or loading up on extensions. They are damaging the hair and not allowing the hair to do what’s natural. Extensions can be a temporary fix but can break the hair during removal, which goes against the initial goals of hair growth.
Let your hair breath. Play with easy hair accessories, scarves or a chic fedora. T44Z is great for extra length and growth. It stimulate hair follicles to encourage growth.
CHANGING HAIR COLOUR TOO OFTEN Celebrities and social media have created a lot of unrealistic expectations around hair colour because it appears people can hop from platinum blonde to green to brown and back again quickly.The truth is, they’re most likely lace-front wigs or extensions, not the celebrity’s actual hair. We also have a lot of misconceptions around what it takes to achieve those platinum and fantasy colours. Hair is a delicate fabric, stripping and colouring it repeatedly, even with use of using protein bonding treatments will damage the cuticle and make it susceptible to breakage. The photos on social media are before and after shots. What you’re not seeing is the hours/ days, number of sessions and cost it took to get that client from brunette to blonde or mermaid colours . When it comes to healthy hair colour, we usually recommend shifting one to two shades lighter or darker than your own hair colour if you’re going to do it at home. If you want to play with fantasy colours and you know you might change your mind soon after, take it easy on your hair and play with semi-permanent solutions like MANIC PANICK VEGAN HAIR COLOUR which will wash out after a few shampoos. Hair makeup is also a great option, and wigs and clip-in extensions will give you that celebrity look without the time, commitment and potential harm that over-bleaching might cause.
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