8 Bad Hair Habits We Need To Break

 

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We cant even front, we all have those bad hair habits we know we need to break and we know deep down that without these habits our hair would be further along, growth and health wise. If only we would just do exactly what we need to do to achieve our hair goals we wouldn’t even have to read this post.

You want healthy hair right? Surely there are some things you do to your hair that are not so healthy and if you have any of the following habits when it comes to your hair, stop it now, missy you will be glad you did.

 1. Constantly touching your hair

Hand in hair syndrome is a real ya’ll, we all love to touch and feel our kinks and curls and yes, this can be strenuous to your strands. Any kind of pulling, tugging and excessive manipulation needs to remain limited. Try protective styles (braids, weaves, wigs,etc) to keep your fingers from always messing with your hair.

2. Going weeks without washing your hair


We all do it every now and then, our lives get busy, and we just throw our hair up into a cute bun and go about it not giving a second thought to a wash day.

Do not abandon your hair…ever, if you do not have all the time in the world to follow through with your hair washing regimen, just do a quick co-wash or ACV rinse (Apple Cider Vinegar & Water) to remove the old products from your hair and scalp so your hair can continue to grow and remain healthy. Do not forget to throw a moisturizer on your hair, too.

 3. Neglecting the scalp

The scalp is the most important part of hair growth do not neglect it or feed it products that will clog your pores such as mineral oil. When washing, work in small sections to ensure that you are reaching your scalp massaging the scalp to get the blood flowing and for goodness sake, no scratching your scalp.

Scratching with your fingernails damages your pores there are healthier ways to scratch is by rubbing the area or massaging the area with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Avocado Oil, or do a hot oil treatment with your favorite oil.

4. Sleeping without a satin bonnet

If I sleep without my bonnet one time it wont kill me

yup the ultimate cardinal sin and number cause of dryness and ultimately breakage. When sleeping, napping, or lounging on the couch, do not forget to tie your hair up and make this a habit. This prevents breakage, it also prevents you from putting your hands in your hair.

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About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

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Fonda Edmonds Nesbitt

touching my hair every minute.

Phabiola Ridoré

Guilty of 2&6

Hannah Okorafor

2 and it led to breakage in the middle of my hair. Had to get a cut and lost a 1/3 of my length. But, I had many bad hair practices. I’m slowly breaking them as I want healthy hair and my desired length to be maintained of course! (:

Michelle Ebanks

Touching my hair

Nessa Rene'e

I can’t keep my hands out of my head and I’ll just pull out strands that feel loose

Tequila Berryhill-Edwards

Hands in hair

Laquisha Jeanty

Sleeping with my hair uncovered

Bria Harrington

Keeping my hands out of my curls! I just love them so much. lol!

Karla Renee

Yea! Gotta stop touching these coils!

Eboni Taylor

Sleeping with uncovered hair!!!

Dishauna Kirksey

I’m guilty of all of them. I really think I’m meant to have a fade lol..

Tia Jenée

Rushing while combing

Reeree SweetTeezie ThaSwaggbabomb

I did no heat for a year, but lackluster results. I need a bonnet. So I can keep my hair covered at night

S Louise Augustin

Excessive heat and not washing regularly

Rita Mysonsaremylife M

I wash and style every three weeks, but that’s perfect for my tresses!

Erica Forward

I don’t have any! 🙂

Tanasha Bethel

Not sleeping with a scarf….waking up and hair just wrong…

Christen Ellisor-Davis

Wearing too many ponytails.

Lolita Arrington

Styles that put to much stress on my edges!!!

Danyel Floyd

Not combing it enuff… its just to much 2 maintenance

Joy Jenkins-Parker

I have a bad habit of putting my hands in my hair

Ann Marie Morgan

Not combing and treating it often