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5 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Hurting Your Hair
May 10 2017

5 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Hurting Your Hair

In this post, we’re going to highlight just five of the most common hair care mistakes, in hopes that they’ll show you what to avoid.

Are You Accidently Harming Your Hair?

1. Overdoing it with heat appliances.

You’re not suddenly going to go bald just because you use a flat iron one time, but when you use irons and blow dryers on a daily basis, it dries out your hair considerably, leaving it brittle and broken. Stay away from heat appliances as best you can. Look for alternative ways to style your hair, and use a cotton towel to absorb the moisture following a bath or shower.

2. Styling it in braids and ponytails.

Again, one time isn’t going to do irreparable damage, but a regular habit of pulling your hair back in these tight styles can really wear it out. Eventually, the strain can do permanent damage. If you do wear your hair in a braid, keep the braids loose, allowing your hair some room to breathe. Never style wet hair in these ways. And try not to fall back on these styles too often.

3. Over-brushing your hair.

When you brush your hair, try to be as gentle as you can, and use as few strokes as possible. Don’t develop a habit of brushing hundreds of times over the course of the day. Also, try to use a really good brush, and replace it as needed. Old, worn-out brushes can do a lot of damage to your hair.

4. Over-shampooing your hair.

Shampooing your hair is meant to get rid of all the dirt and grease that accumulates on your scalp, but when you shampoo too vigorously, it can also damage the cuticle and sometimes even contribute to hair loss. Try scaling back on how often you shampoo—maybe every other day instead of every day, or even a just a couple of times per week.

5. Bleaching your hair.

This just isn’t something you can do often without it causing lasting damage to your hair—period. Powerful chemicals like bleach will strip your hair of its healthy nutrients and make it weaker.

Keep Your Hair Healthy with New Look

If you’re not sure about the best ways to keep your hair healthy, you can always visit New Look Institute in San Jose for a consultation. Our stylists are here to show you how to achieve the healthy and vibrant hair of your dreams, and we can provide tailored hair loss solutions to meet your hair care needs! Come by today to have your consultation with one of New Look’s experts.