My family and I went to the Formula One races last weekend and here is the list of things that I forgot while on my sun filled three day weekend getaway.
Conditioner – for some reason I figured I would not need any.
Satin bonnet* – I went commando for three nights.
Sealing agent – I didn’t need that anyway since apparently I did not plan to keep my hair moisturized or in fact keep up any semblance of a solid hair regimen.
Needless to say that was the perfect formula for a hot mess which I promptly fixed Monday night with a great deep condition and protective style for the week.
We do many things that zap the moisture out of our strands, some of it from pure laziness, some due to styling errors and others due to just plain lack of knowledge.
Even the best of us make mistakes sometimes. The one thing that is most important is knowing what you are doing wrong and taking the necessary steps to fix it straight away.
With that said here are 6 practices that rob moisture from your hair.
1. Sleeping Without A Scarf
The next best thing for a girl without a scarf is a girl with a satin pillow case. If you are going commando and you have cotton bedding, prepare yourself for the epic fail of moisture transfer from your strands to your fluffy cotton pillow case.
It might be a complicated scientific occurrence at night when you do not protect your hair, but regardless of how technical it is, having your hair exposed is the perfect formula for dry strands in the morning.
The only way to really fix a ‘dry haired’ morning if you are natural is to either jump in the shower and cowash* or really saturate your hair with a water based leave in.
If you are relaxed you pretty much will have to do the same thing, throw in a protective style too. After solving that problem make sure you keep your bonnet next to your bed so that you never ever forget it again.