Common Hair Care Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them
Make sure that you never use silicones, mineral oils, or dyes that contain harmful ingredients as part of your hair care routine, said Clelia Cecilia Angelon, Founder and CEO of Surya Brasil.
âDifferent people face different types of hair and scalp issues, mostly caused by their hormonal behavior, texture, skin issues, and the hair care regimen they follow. We also contribute to woes with very common mistakes, which may not seem as damaging as they actually turn out to be in the long run, âshe added.
Problems that these errors can cause include frizz, double ends, breakage, and excess fat, among others. Fortunately, it’s easy to nourish our hair and scalp while avoiding all damaging mistakes, said Surya Brasil Founder and CEO.
Entrapment and / or sleep with wet hair
Dermatologists and hair experts suggest that keeping strands damp can make hair more susceptible to breakage. As such, those who like to wear a ponytail soon after a hair wash or bath might want to reconsider their habit. When wet strands of hair are tightened and pulled for a hairstyle, it can cause pulling alopecia or hair loss. Hair failure is also a possibility that cannot be ruled out in such cases.
âIn addition to the aforementioned error, one should also avoid falling asleep with damp or wet hair. This not only causes stress on the hair, but ultimately allows fungi to grow in the scalp, âshe explained.
Apply the mask / cream directly to the root
People with curly hair often struggle with acute dryness and what they need are products that have the potential to “calm their baby hair”. But it should be noted that such products, in particular hair masks or creams, must be applied to the roots and not to the scalp. If the root is oily, simply apply the product two fingers below. The best way, however, is to apply to the strands away from the root so that the product does not clog the pores. This would help to avoid hair and scalp related issues like itchiness or dandruff.
Plus, always read the ingredients and go for Ayurvedic herbs, plant extracts, and natural minerals.
Foam or no foam?
It is a common perception of shampoos that the most lathering shampoos are the best when it comes to cleansing and cleansing the hair and scalp. While the point is, the lather is actually triggered by sulfate, a substance quite harmful to the health of our hair. Naturally, this is one of the most common mistakes people make when taking care of their hair. The next time you need to purchase shampoo, make sure it is sulfate-free as this will help prevent dryness, breakage, or frizz.
If you dye your hair, look for natural hair dyes without harmful ingredients. Free of PPD (p-phenylenediamine), paraben, EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), sulfates, resorcinol, mineral oil, sodium chloride, sodium perborate, hydrogen peroxide, synthetic fragrance, gluten and ammonia and its by-products (ethanolamine, diethanolamine and triethanolamine.
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