5. Pulling out those single strand knots
This one is a big no-no but feels oh so good when we finally get them out. The truth is this is damaging to the hair the better alternative is to simply grab your hair cutting scissors and cut the knot. This is much cleaner and healthier for the strand than popping them.
6. Not detangling your hair
Yikes! When we do not detangle, chances are the shed hair that sheds daily will be trapped in the hair that isn’t shedding causing an even bigger detangling mess. To make detangling easier, invest in a thick conditioner that has “slip”, conditioners like Tresemme Naturals, Trader’s Joe Nourish Spa Conditioner, and Design Essential Moisturizing Conditioner are some examples.
These types of conditioners, when saturated into the hair shaft, make the fingers or detangling tools glide right through. Additionally if you are not a huge fan of detangling, find styles that will maintain your detangled hair. Hairstyles that keep your hair stretched and tangle free are most ideal like roller sets, flexi rods*, braid-outs, twist-outs, etc.
7. Doing your hair while you are tired
We get it, you do your hair when you have time and that’s usually right before bed, but it is a better habit to do your hair when you are most energized. If you are in the middle of doing it and you get tired, take a break or finish up the next day. This prevents you from rushing and breaking the hair, plus your hair will turn out far better if you take your time.
8. Styling your hair in tight hairstyles
This might be considered a bad habit but it might also just be a matter of how you like your hair. The problem is tight ponytails, braids, and buns are not good on the hair follicles. Loosen that hairstyle up, chica! The health of your hair is more important than how long the style will last or how great it looks.
Some of the other habits we thought of include, using excessive amounts of heat for the ease of styling, or some of us happen to be addicted to color, or even simple stuff like making the water run while detangling in the shower.
What hair habits have you been trying to break lately?
Originally posted 2014-06-13 15:00:00.