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Ten Common Mistakes in Keeping Your Hair Healthy and Safe

Consumers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on hair care products annually. That spending total is an indication that most people are concerned about the appearance of their hair and a signal of the effort to attain beautiful, healthy and stylish hair. In fact, most will go to extreme lengths to achieve a great and stylish look while keeping healthy and safe haircuts.

A primary problem is that while many people are buying the right hair care products for their hair, they forget to follow basic hair care regimens that will guarantee the health and beauty of their hair. Also, many are also inflicting unnecessary damage to their hair by enacting unhealthy haircare treatments.

The question is what should be done to make ensure you achieve a healthy, shiny and strong head of hair?

Whenever you can you should avoid these 10 hard rules of “don’t do’s” of professional hair care.

  1. When you have wet hair ensure not to brush it or put too much tension on it. Brushing your hair or putting tension on it will cause breakage. Another way that can cause damage to your hear is wearing a tight styling for an extended period of time. Don’t wear styles such as corn rows for a lengthened time unless you have ethnic hair.

  2. When using clarifying hair care products on your hair, make sure to no use more than one time per week. Clarifying hair care products can strip hair of moisture and essential oils, drying it out and making it more prone to damage and breakage.

  3. Do not have your hair cut by anyone that isn’t a trained and licensed hair care professional. Not only is getting your hair cut by someone not licensed against the law, it is also very risky to yourself and to the health of your hair.

  4. Avoid using unprofessional and over-the-counter hair care products when possible. Many of these hair care products have lower-grade materials used in their production and their use may lead to dry and damaged hair.

  5. Not only for your skin health but also for the health of your hair, you should avoid excessive exposure to the sun, chlorine and salt water. Exposing yourself can cause severe, irreversible damage, even if you use the best hair care products.

  6. Do not cut your own bangs. Leave all of your cutting needs, even bangs, to your hair care professional. They are trained in how to sanitize equipment to limit infections and other diseases. Also, a hair care professional that cuts your hair uses sharp and professional equipment that creates clean cuts into the locks, preventing split ends and other conditions from occurring. If time is short, haircut delivery is a thing now. Look into ordering a hair stylist to come to you.

  7. Do not use a clothes iron to straighten your hair. Straightening irons are designed specifically for that task and won’t damage your hair. Look in the hair care isle for acquiring one if you do not already own one. Even in a pinch, don’t use a clothes iron as they heat to a level for fabric and can burn and dry out your hair.

  8. Do not purchase hair color that comes in a box. Enough said.

  9. Never use products such as lemon juice or over-the-counter hair care products designed to lighten hair. Many think that combining lemon juice on their hair with exposure to the sun will lighten their hair and give them a beach look. Do not do that unless you want to have short hair in the very near future.

  10. Don’t be afraid of getting a haircut style that’s different and trendy. Many will delay or never get a new hair cut style because they are afraid of looking different. Styles change for a reason. Ask your hair care professional to update you with a new style.

In the end, hair care is a very individualized and personal thing. Feel free to add your own flair and style to your hair care routine, but remember to include hair care principles that will benefit your hair and avoid those that damage it.

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