We all have different hair types and routines. But there are some common mistakes that people make, which can damage their hair and lead to it lacking hydration and shine.
In a place as humid and sweat-inducing as Singapore, it’s a shame that we end up making these mistakes everyday. So, if you’re guilty of any of these, try to stop yourself immediately.
- Washing Your Hair Too Often
Everyone’s hair is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how often someone should wash their hair. Dermatologists and stylists say it’s a matter of personal preference.
Over-shampooing your hair can have a lot of negative effects on your scalp. It can strip away natural oils and keep your hair from looking shiny and healthy.
- Using Harsh Shampoos
Hair care and hair products in Singapore are packed with harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to your health. They include sulfates, parabens, and salty sodium chloride that can make your scalp itchy or even cause cancer.
Using harsh shampoos can lead to dry and brittle hair that is prone to breakage. It can also impede hair growth.
- Using Heat Styling Equipment
Thermal hair styling involves the use of high temperatures to temporarily modify the structure of your hair strands.
While this can be a fun and convenient way to achieve your desired look, it can also cause serious damage if done improperly. Hence, it’s important to know what equipment works best for your hair.
- Sleeping With Wet Hair
Sleeping with wet hair is widely considered a no-go by hair experts. It’s a fact that shower fresh locks are fragile and prone to breakage when handled improperly.
This is because water proteins form weak hydrogen bonds when they’re wet, compared to stronger protein-to-protein bonds in dry hair. This can lead to a number of issues including frizz, shedding, and breakage.
- Using Too Many Hair Products
We all know the powerhouse that is our scalp, but did you also know the best way to keep your locks healthy and shiny is to avoid shampooing them too often. It might be a small thing but shampooing your hair too frequently can be a big hassle, not to mention that it strips out the oils and other magic ingredients that make your hair shine and stay smooth. The most important rule of thumb is to always rinse your hair thoroughly.
- Using Too Much Hair Gel
Hair gel can be a staple styling product, helping to tame flyaways and add shine. However, using too much can make your hair greasy or crunchy.
According to Head & Shoulders, the most common signs of overuse include a buildup on the scalp or greasy or crunchy-looking hair. It also can cause dryness, scalp irritation, and dandruff.
- Using Too Much Hair Spray
Hair spray can be a powerful ally in your styling routine, but it also has the potential to do some damage. Thankfully, there are several smart ways to use it to your advantage.
For starters, find a good aerosol that doesn’t leave you looking like an oil slick, and try to apply it in small bursts so that each one is only a few seconds long. This is especially true of sprays that can be difficult to control with your fingers.
- Using Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue is an adhesive spray that can be used for many things. It is a super strong and fast-drying adhesive that is ideal for bonding various materials.
It can also be used to make crafts and other quick-fixes.
But if you mistakenly use it on your hair, then you are doing serious damage to your head. This is because the adhesive is designed to be used only on the surface of something else, not on your scalp.