When you have damaged hair, styling and generally taking care of it requires a little more TLC than usual to help it recover. To help you work out a haircare routine while reviving your mane, we've put together a list of four things you should avoid.
Over-washing your hair
Washing your hair too often strips your scalp and hair of the natural oils they need to stay hydrated and nourished. Try and stick to an every-other-day routine, and use Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT LongWear Spray to freshen up your locks on day two. The dry shampoo formula absorbs excess oil at the root, leaving you with a style that looks as good as new!
Super tight updos like ponytails and ballerina buns pull the hair taut which creates a lot of tension and can lead to breakage and other kinds of damage. As far as possible, try to avoid anything that pulls your strands too tight or that may cause brittle strands to snap.
Similarly, hair elastics that aren't covered with fabric of some kind can create a lot of friction on your hair, which can cause damage. Instead, use gentler hair ties and avoid tying them any tighter than necessary.
The overuse of heat tools is one of the major causes of hair damage and, as such, it makes sense to cut back when your mane is in need of a rest. Instead, make the time to air dry your hair whenever you can, and try a few heat-free styling techniques in the meantime. Whenever you do use heat, make sure to use heat protectants to prevent further damage.