Are you sabotaging your hair? Unfortunately, you may be sabotaging your hair and not even realize it. There are quite a few ways that we commonly sabotage our hair on a consistent basis. Understanding how you may be doing so yourself, can help you to adjust your hair care habits and routines to prevent from doing so continuously. We don’t want you to succumb to hair sabotage, so we’re sharing some of the most common ways we notice people do sabotage their hair and its health over time.
Fighting Your Hair’s Natural Texture
We definitely live in a world that suffers from wanting what we can’t have. Sound like you? You’re not alone. It seems like everyone who has naturally curly hair wants straight hair and vice versa. While there’s nothing wrong with experimenting and trying different ways of styling your hair, you need to do so in a way that still accommodates your hair’s natural texture. When you spend a lot of time fighting your hair’s natural texture it can lead to a lot of problems later on down the line. More importantly, when you fight your hair’s natural texture for an extended period of time, it can cause a lot of damage to your hair that can eventually not become reversible. That being said, you need to ensure that you’re using hair care products that are specifically formulated to work with your hair type and texture.
Using Too Much Heat
This hair sabotage practice kind of goes off of the first one, because it’s often the use of heat that people try to fight their hair’s natural texture. To continue that point, using too much heat and for an extended period of time can wreak havoc on your hair. Here’s the deal, heat sucks the moisture out of your hair and ends up leaving your hair lacking a lot of natural moisture leading to a lot of dryness. You can use heat, but it’s important that you’re not using it too often. Experts stress the importance of giving your hair a break from heat altogether as often as possible to give your hair a chance to reestablish its natural moisture again after being dried out.
Not Using Enough Product
Do you only use shampoo and conditioner on your hair? This is a common mistake and leads to major hair sabotage. While there are a lot of hair care products available, and it can be intimidating, you should be using more than shampoo and conditioner on your hair. Making it a habit of using heat protectant products along with deep conditioning treatments are necessary to maintaining your hair health. Because of the styling habits we have along with environmental factors, our hair needs more than just shampoo and conditioner to maintain its health and appearance. When we don’t provide our hair with enough protection and conditioning it begins to suffer in health and you’ll often notice a lot of dryness, breakage and damage resulting in your hair strands.