Haircare Mistakes That Make Shampoos, Balms, & Masks Useless!!!

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Washing hair is seemingly a very simple process that we do every day, so it shouldn’t be hard or require any special knowledge. However, there are a lot of little but very important things that only a few people know about.

1. You choose the wrong hair care products.

  • Shampoo needs to be chosen in accordance with skin type, hair type, and hair structure in mind.
  • If you have an oily scalp, don’t buy heavy shampoos that contain aggressive substances.
  • They dry the scalp and increase the production of sebum.
  • Nurturing and moisturizing shampoos wash off the color from dyed hair faster.
  • So, if you want to keep your color for a longer time, choose a shampoo for colored hair.

2. You use hair care interchangeably.

  • Many people believe that a hair balm can be replaced with a hair mask.
  • They think that this method will help dull and weak hair to recover. In reality, this is not true.
  • The point of a balm is to cover the hair cuticle, and the point of a mask is to nurture hair.
  • Using a mask instead of a balm may lead to overloading your hair with product and it may become even duller and dirtier.

3. You have very high hopes for shampoos.

  • The main task of a shampoo is to wash.
  • Not moisturizing, not nurturing, not increasing hair growth, but washing off the hair oils.
  • The only exception is curing shampoos, but they can only be prescribed by a doctor.

4. You don’t use thermal protection.

  • If you like using hairdryers and irons, don’t forget about thermal protection.
  • Good thermal protection will keep your hair safe and make the process of styling easier.
  • The most important thing is to remember that cream protection is good for irons, dryers, and curling.
  • And spray protection can is only good for drying hair.

5. You put a mask or a balm on very wet hair

  • Before you put a mask or a balm on your hair, you should remove most of the extra moisture.
  • The thing is, water is a barrier between the hair and the mask.
  • Of course, the hair will be soft and shiny but it won’t get all the nutrients from the mask.
  • Don’t rub your hair, just gently dry it, and wrap it in a towel for a few minutes.

6. You’re scared of silicone.

  • Silicone is not as scary as you might think.
  • It can even be useful. If you have curly or damaged hair, silicone-based products can be very good for you.
  • They simplify combing, protect it from damage, and prevent hair from getting dried out.
  • Don’t forget about washing your scalp and hair with a special shampoo.

7. You don’t use deep cleaning shampoo.

  • This is exactly the type of shampoo you need to wash your hair with if you use silicone-based products.
  • Deep cleaning shampoo contains chemicals that break down dirt and oil.
  • Deep cleaning shampoo is good for those who have an oily scalp and who often use silicone and gels.
  • After using a deep cleaning shampoo, you should always use a balm or a mask.
  • Don’t forget that such shampoos wash off hair dye and dry the scalp.
  • Don’t use it more than once a month.

8. You hope that a good mask can save your hair.

  • Of course, good masks can do amazing things.
  • But don’t get your hopes too high.
  • Split ends or damaged hair can’t be saved by any product.
  • You can only have it cut and wait for it to grow.
  • Masks only provide a visual effect.

9. You don’t use sun protection.

  • Our hair, just like our skin, needs UV protection in the summer.
  • UV light makes hair dry, fragile, dull, and renders it unable to recover in a natural way.
  • Unfortunately, hats can’t protect your hair.
  • So, use different sprays and masks with SPF.

Bonus: things that harm your hair

  • Hair sprays. They make your hair weigh so much that it can go limp. If you want to keep the volume, don’t use hairspray.
  • Wrapping it in a towel. Many women wrap their hair in a towel after taking a shower. This is a really bad idea. Wet hair is weaker and can get pulled with the towel which may lead to hair loss.
  • Tight ponytails. Tight ponytails have the same effect as a towel. They are convenient, especially in windy weather, but very bad for your hair if you wear them often.
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