10 Terrible Things You’re Doing to Your Hair [LIST]
Why do we do these things to our poor strands?
Because we want to try to control them, duh.
Man oh man do I do a lot of dumb things to my hair. I never get it cut, I blow dry it every time I wash it, then I straighten it and then I curl it a few times a week.
I have curly hair... why don't I just let it curl itself?
Mostly because I'm afraid of the lion 'fro I had in my seventh grade basketball team picture. My mom wasn't home that morning and I attempted to do my own hair and it was a major 'fro. I don't think I will ever recover.
But, maybe, since I found this list I will learn. It's never too late to take care of your hair, right?
According to Cosmo, these are the 10 Worst Things You Do To Your Hair.
- Using Old Styling Tools - Cosmo says to clean your combs and brushes once a month with water and baking soda. I have never done this...
- Using a Rough Elastic - Wait a second... we're supposed to use scrunchies again? I will have to time travel back to fourth grade for one of those, or search the radio studio for bobby pins.
- Infusing Hair With Too Many Chemicals - I actually don't do this one, so that's a plus! Just be careful with how often you color your hair or use other chemical treatments.
- Setting the Heat Too High - Guilty. I always use the hottest, because I assume that means it'll be the fastest way to complete the treacherous task of doing my hair.
- Skipping Heat Protectant - I try and remember this! But it should be an always, not a sometimes.
- Going Too Long Between Haircuts - Cosmo says try cutting 1/2 inch off every month. Every month seems pretty excessive and expensive, but maybe more than once a year is a good idea.
- Brushing from the Roots Down - How were we supposed to know we're supposed to brush up?
- Handling Wet Hair Roughly - I think I'm ok on this one too. I usually wait a while before attempting to do anything with my wet hair, you should too.
- Slathering On Too Many Products - Looks like Cosmo says three is the magic hair product number, then it becomes build-up.
- Keeping the Same Shampoo for Changing Hair - You should change your shampoo with your hormones or your hair coloring. Or because you just feel like it.