Updated: Mar 11, 2021
Our hair is more delicate than we think and therefore, many times we damage it without
even being aware that we are doing it.
In this article, we will point out 8 surprising actions that damage the health of our hair.
Not cleaning your hair utensils Dirty brushes, combs, straighteners and curling irons can pollute our clean, fresh hair, irritating the scalp and clogging up the pores of the head. Also, you should get rid of expired hair products. Follow these tips for washing your hairbrush: Remove any trapped hair and throw it away Fill the sink with warm water and add a "cap" of shampoo. Dip your brush and move the bristles to remove the dirt. Rinse with cold water, put it on a towel and let it dry outdoors.
Spending a lot of time in the sun Just like your skin, it is necessary to apply sun protection on the hair. There are conditioners, creams and sprays on the market to help with this. It's also good to wear hats, wash your hair with gentle shampoos, and apply sunscreen after exposure to the sun.
Drying your hair with a towel It's not that you can't put a towel on your head, but you should avoid drying your hair by rubbing it with one, especially if your hair is wavy or curly. These hair types are naturally drier and the rough fabrics shake the hair cuticles, causing unnecessary friction and breaking the hair fibers. Instead, choose to use a microfiber towel or cotton clothing. When you have a towel you should only press gently to remove excess water, but never rub.
Strongly untangling When you untangle the "knots" in your hair with great force, you break your hair, generate frizz and even pull out a good part of it. Try to find wide brushes with large teeth that you can work with carefully without torturing yourself or your hair. Another alternative is to brush your hair while you're still in the shower with conditioner on.
Eating badly If you don't eat right, your hair will reflect it. Drink water and eat fruits and vegetables. Vitamins A, C and E are vital for shiny hair. Eggs, broccoli, carrots, spinach, bell peppers, oranges, red fruits and nuts are some of the foods you should include in your diet for healthy hair.
Dying your hair often Coloring your hair every 4 to 6 weeks is fine, but if you do it every two weeks, your hair will start to get damaged. Hair dyes have chemicals that make your hair more fragile, so if you color your hair, you need to take good care of it and make sure it stays hydrated, too.
Forgetting about your scalp A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair, it is advisable to massage it from time to time, and avoid products that can dry out the scalp.
Tightly combed hair Ariana Grande looks great with her high ponytail, but combing her hair this way too often damages your hair because it literally pulls out the hair follicles (hair roots) making it more likely to fall out later on.