No one actively tries to damage their hair, but turns out that some parts of our regular beauty routine are doing just that. While most of us try to avoid the stuff we know is bad, there are plenty of hair habits that seem fine, but are actually the biggest culprits of dry, damaged, dull locks.
Start treating yourself right. We know, easier said than done in today’s hectic world, but even small tweaks can make a big difference. Start with your diet — there are a few foods that are well-known for boosting hair health. Just don’t expect to see results right away: it takes anywhere from three to six months to see a difference in your hair after you adopt these new habits.
You want to take as much moisture out of your hair as gently as possible. “The worst thing you can do is to place your hair between two layers of a towel and rub,” he says. Instead, scrunch, blot, and squeeze the hair gently. The type of towel you use also makes a difference, so ditch that polyester rag and invest in a 100% cotton or microfiber one.
Whipping A Brush Through Your Hair
First, switch out that paddle brush and grab a wide-tooth comb for detangling. After you’ve towel-dried your hair (gently, of course), apply a detangler — sprays for fine hair, lotions for medium hair, and creams for thick or coarse hair — to make hair slippery and allow the comb to glide through.
You should brush your hair starting at the ends and work your way up, meaning you place the comb a few inches up from the bottom and and work through the tangles, then place the comb a few inches above that first area you started and repeat, moving up your head until you make it to the scalp. Be sure the comb is gliding through the hair, not dragging, Then, once your hair is tangle-free and mostly dry, it’s ready to take a brush.