A mane that looks full of life—that’s the ultimate hair goal, right? But it turns out that certain bad hair habits you have could be doing a number on your strands. When it comes to caring for your hair, it’s all about treating it well and using the right products to help ensure your locks are happily hydrated. Below, take a peek at four common bad hair habits it’s time to put a stop to—plus, get advice on what to do instead.
1. Excessive Washing
Washing your hair is a good thing. We all love to be clean, but don’t overdo it! Excessive washing can strip the natural oils from your scalp, causing dry hair, frizz, and flyaways.
The Solution: To avoid dull tresses, try taking a day or two off between washes. Try a classy topknot or braid to extend your time between washes. Can’t imagine not washing daily? Reach for House of Dear Resurrecting Wash. Our natural formula is sulfate-free and contains natural oils that will help add needed oil back into the hair.
2. Towel Drying Hair
While towel drying is a quick and easy way to soak up excess water after you wash, twisting strands up in terrycloth can break apart the hair shaft and cause damage.
The Solution: Gently pat your hair dry after your shower or use a t-shirt to ring your hair dry. T-shirt material is less damaging than towel fibers. To repair any previous damage, try our House of Dear Resurrecting Rinse to add back in moisture and essential vitamins to keep hair healthy and strong.
3. Brushing Wet Hair
When hair is wet, it becomes more elastic and susceptible to damage. Brushing wet hair after the shower or a dip in the pool can result in split ends and breakage.
The Solution: The best way to escape this unwanted outcome is by waiting to brush your hair until it is almost dry. Use a little dab of House of Dear Finishing Salve to add shine and definition to control short hair or texture and body for long, lusciously wavy hair. Your hair will benefit from a blast of moisture thanks to our unique blend of Aloe Vera, Rose of Jericho, and Sunflower Seed Oil.
4. Blow Drying
Busy schedules don’t allow for much time to let your hair air dry, so we tend to use a blow dryer to force our tresses into submission. Unfortunately, extreme heat is harmful to your hair, drying it out and causing major damage.
The Solution: Instead of blow-drying your hair daily, opt for just a few times a week or just for certain occasions. When you do blow dry, use a protective treatment. Pump a few sprays of House of Dear Volumizing Tonic into your hair, focusing on the roots, to add volume and shine while creating a protective barrier from the heat.
Now you know! Time to cut out the bad hair habits and get on with the good, naturally. Keep on glowing, House of Dear babes!