Having beautiful hair is something we all strive for - but sometimes we unknowingly adopt bad habits that can alter the look, feel, and health of our hair.
These mistakes may seem harmless, but if you’re not conscious of them, they could cause irreparable damage to your hair and take months, if not years to repair.
To make sure you’re taking the best care of your hair, we’ve rounded up the most common hair mistakes to avoid for beautiful, touchable hair!
Too Much Sun
We all know how important it is to protect our skin from harmful UV rays, but did you know it’s just as important to keep your hair protected too? Increased sun exposure to hair causes something called Lipid Damage. Lipids protect each strand of your hair from environmental stressors and without it, it could lead to breakage and frizz. Worst of all, once those lipids are damaged, they can have a very hard time retaining moisture again.
To avoid this, you need to make sure you’re keeping your hair protected from the sun every day. One of the easiest ways to do this is by applying hair oil to your strands in the morning. Not only will it use natural ingredients to act as a protectant from the environment, but it will deliver deep hydration to your hair at the same time. This easy and effective step can help stop sun damage and dryness in one simple step - plus it will help protect from styling damage too!
Ignoring Your Scalp
When it comes to healthy hair, it starts at the root. No seriously - the roots of your hair and your scalp have a direct correlation to the health and happiness of your entire hair. So many people focus on their ends as it’s the easiest part of your hair to see damage on, but ignoring your scalp could be creating a problem you can’t even see yet.
An unhealthy scalp can lead to hair loss, breakage, damage, dandruff, and so many other avoidable hair issues. In fact, even if you have a genetic predisposition to any of the above, a healthy scalp routine can help minimize symptoms.
The most simple thing you can do is to use a shampoo and conditioner with a scalp brush. These special brushes are gentle enough to not pull hair, while also being strong enough to massage the scalp for optimal health. When used in combination with high-quality shampoo and conditioner, it can help ingredients penetrate deeper for a healthier scalp and longer hair. In a matter of weeks, you’ll start to notice a difference in the way your hair looks and feels!
Too Many Products
These days, it’s hard to open your phone without an ad for a new haircare product. It can be really tempting to indulge in every new hair trend, but the reality is that the most simple routine can often be the most effective.
When you use too many products in your hair, it can cause buildup leading to poor texture and dullness. If you’re serious about taking care of your hair, you need to take a less is more approach.
Sticking to your basic shampoo and conditioner routine should be enough for most hair types, while some will require a mask or treatment weekly. Aside from that, choose only one high-quality hair product to use daily to avoid overwhelming your strands. We recommend something multi-purpose like the THIC Daily Hair Oil which uses natural ingredients and helps with everything from heat protection to frizz control.
Picking one high-quality product that can help with a number of hair concerns is an easy way to tame strands without overwhelming your hair. Trust us, you’ll notice a difference in no time!