Hair Tips 6 ways you are damaging your hair without realising

In general, hair should be washed only as often as needed, which is every 2 to 3 days. Any more frequently than this and the hair will start coming off its natural oils that help to protect it and keep it shiny.

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In just a single day, your hair can endure washing drying, brushing, heating, and styling. If this is a routine practice, then before long your hair may start to show signs of damage, like frizz and split ends.

Hair will naturally thin out and look dull with age, but there are steps that anyone can take to stop or even reverse this problem. These are the most common mistakes that are made, but the good news is that they are easily fixable to bring your hair new life.

1. Reduce the amount of conditioner you use

The ends of the hair are the only parts that truly need conditioner. Start with a little sized amount and run it through the hair.  You can add a little more when needed, but never apply more amount than the size of a quarter.

This will benefit your hair and even the amount of money you use.

2. Washing Every Day

In general, hair should be washed only as often as needed, which is every 2 to 3 days. Any more frequently than this and the hair will start coming off its natural oils that help to protect it and keep it shiny.

Over washing will also quickly dull dyed hair. If working out keep you washing your hair daily, try rinsing with water only and then conditioning the hair ends. 

3. Using Too Much Heat When Styling

Many modern styling tools now come with adjustable heat settings, and your own setting will depend on the type of hair that you have.

It is recommended to start at the lower number and then you can gradually increase the heat. And remember, do not ever use hot tools on hair that is wet, and always use a heat protectant product.

4. Brushing Hair When Wet

Strands of hair are much weaker when they are wet, and one of the biggest mistakes to make is forcing a brush through it. Try to brush your hair before getting in the shower to untangle knots.

Consider using a wide-tooth comb while in the shower to work the conditioner in and remove knots from the ends up to the roots.

5. Avoiding Haircuts

The average length of time to go between trims is about 3 months. Even if you are trying to grow your hair out, when you begin seeing split ends, you should opt for a trim.

Damage will continue up the shaft and eventually necessitate a cut of more length than you may want.

6. Too Many Chemical Treatments

On an average, you should only be getting about 2 treatments per year, not including coloring. Not only can they harm your hair if used too often, it is not healthy to breathe them in regularly.

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