I'm a hair stylist – all the ways you're damaging your locks without realizing & what to do instead

APPLYING hair masks, opting for a silk pillowcase instead of a cotton one, and trimming our ends – these are all things we do to make sure our hair remains in optimal condition.

But what about the things we shouldn't be doing?


There are some ways to ensure that your tresses are as healthy as possible, and a couple of things you should avoid doing altogether, according to Fizzy Mag.

APPLYING SHAMPOO TO THE BOTTOM HALF OF YOUR HAIR

It's common practice to apply shampoo to the roots and extend it all the way to the ends of the hair.

Though it seems like the logical thing to do, this is quite damaging for the hair as shampoo is meant to only tackle your scalp and roots in order to get the excess oil out.

Conditioner on the other hand, should be focused on the ends of the hair.

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PUTTING YOU HAIR IN TIGHT DAMAGING HAIRSTYLES

If you often put your hair in a tight ponytail or bun, this is your sign to stop. This can cause major damage, especially if it's your daily go-to.

The strands of hair where you tie your elastic band are prone to breakage, and pulling your hair tightly from the root is not doing it any good.

The best thing to do is to opt for a loose ponytail featuring an elastic band like a scrunchie.

DRYING YOUR HAIR WITH A COTTON TOWEL

It feels like an instinct to go for a towel to dry your hair fresh out of the shower.

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Using a cotton towel though can cause tons of damage.

This is because of its texture. It can weaken your locks, causing split ends and breakage.

Outside of breakage, drying your hair with a cotton towel will make it frizzy. This is a result of the friction caused by the towel.

Your best option is to use a microfiber towel and squeeze your hair dry.


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