Have you ever been frustrated with unmanageable hair and regardless of the products you incorporate into your regimen, you’re still dealing with tangles, breakage, and lacklustre locks?! Your Shelburne hair stylist specialists are breaking down 5 mistakes that people commonly make with their hair and giving you solutions to prevent making these same mistakes!
Mistake #1- Not brushing your hair before washing.
This is a common mistake that many people, especially those with long hair, make. Instead of trying to comb through tangles post wash, give your hair a super good brush through pre-wash! Brushing through tangled, wet hair can cause hair strands to stretch and break and can be a real pain to get through. We recommend brushing out tangles before you wash with a wet brush for minimal pulling and breakage. Looking for a wet brush option? Check them out on our online store. Your one-stop shop for all the Shelburne hair products and tools you need! Click here
Mistake #2- Not using heat protectant everyday.
You protect your skin with SPF everyday (or you SHOULD be!) and your hair is no different! Thermal protectants don’t just protect hair from hot tool styling, they also prevent damage caused by UV rays. Think of heat protectant like sunscreen, it creates a protective barrier around each strand to prevent damage caused from both heat styling and the sun! So don’t be fooled and only break out your heat protectant when you’re using a flat iron or curling iron, incorporate it into your daily hair care regiment to maintain strong, healthy hair.
Mistake #3- Over-washing your hair.
We’re sure you’ve heard this a time or two, but you absolutely should NOT be washing your hair every single day. Even if you tend to have oily hair, we recommend spacing out time between washes when you can swing it. Over-washing hair strips it of vital oils that nourish and hydrate strands, which can then lead to your scalp over producing oil to compensate. It’s kind of a catch 22- you want to wash every day because your hair feels or looks greasy, but in doing this, you’re stripping healthy oils which makes your scalp overproduce oil which leads to greasier looking hair. If you can mix in a dry shampoo that allows you to get an extra day between washing, your Shelburne hair experts highly recommend trying it! Your hair will thank you for it.
Mistake # 4- Not properly cleansing scalp often enough.
Your scalp is an extension of your face, but it gets a fraction of the attention. It’s easy to neglect the scalp, but a healthy foundation is crucial for strong strands. This is especially important for those that regularly use dry shampoo, hairspray and styling products. We recommend incorporating a scalp cleanser into your hair washing regiment to ensure you’re removing build up from oil and products to create an environment that your follicles can thrive in! Also make sure to give that scalp a super good scrub every time you wash to break down oil and products sitting on the surface and to stimulate blood flow which encourages hair growth. Mistake #5- Wearing hair in tight styles often. Look, as a busy Shelburne hair stylist team, we love a high, tight ponytail as much as the next person. But rocking these styles too often can wreak havoc on your scalp and strands. These tight, updo styles pull at the hairline which stresses out the follicle which can lead to premature hair loss. Wearing your hair in a ponytail too often or incorrectly can also lead to major breakage. We’ve got a few recommendations on how to combat damage:
Give your hair a break. Wear your locks loose and let ‘em run free in between tight styles to give it a well-deserved rest.
Try using claw clips or scrunchies to style updos. These accessories are a great alternative to elastic ponytails as they won’t pull at your strands.
Switch up your hair styles. Alternate where you place your ponytails when styling to decrease stress in the same area over and over again.
Provide your hair with extra love and nourishment with masks and leave-in products. It’s inevitable you are going to wear ponytails too tight too often, so make sure you’re prepping your hair and scalp to withstand the pulling.
We hope you’ve gained a few tricks to take with you in your own healthy hair journey! If you’re wondering about which products would best suit your particular hair needs, your Shelbrune hair stylist experts at Changes Hair Studio are here to help and make the best recommendations for you! You can also check out our full line of products online at https://changes-hair.alternativebeauty.ca
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Cheers, The Hair Experts at your favourite Shelburne hair salon