5 Things To Avoid While Styling Your Hair
Your hair is an integral part of your overall appearance and personality, and the truth is that to look good, your hair needs to be looking its best too. An occasional ‘bad hair day’ is normal, but if bad hair days become a norm, that's a problem you need to solve right away!
There are a few hair-styling mistakes that you might be making that are causing major damage to your hair. If you have recently started to experience excessive hair fall, dandruff, itchy and inflamed scalp, or frizziness and dullness, chances are you are making some hairstyling mistakes.
Here are the top 5 hair mistakes to avoid while styling your hair.
1. Applying excess heat
Heat damage is one of the most common causes of dull, lifeless, and unmanageable locks. The excessive use of heat styling tools such as curlers, straighteners, and blow dryers at high temperatures can cause extensive damage to your hair, making it age faster and definitely not gracefully. Use heat styling tools on low or medium heat. Avoid using poorly designed, inferior-quality styling tools on your hair especially if they do not have temperature-regulating features.
2. Using too many products
One misconception that many people have is that the more products you use, the better the result. From mixing gels together and slapping them on the scalp to using too much product at one go, your hair has seen it all. All this leads to hair looking greasy and flat, and product buildup causes dandruff and hair fall. The key is to find the perfect balance between the amount of product and hair density. Always remember to start with less, and add more products if the need arises.
3. Not investing in superior quality products/heat protective products
Always use hair products from reputed brands that protect your hair from heat damage. Investing in superior quality hair styling products such as Godrej professional Hair styling range will help you achieve your desired look while ensuring your hair remains healthy, nourished, and strong. You can now try popular and trending hairstyles without the stress of hair damage.
4. Styling wet hair
Now when we say wet, we mean dripping wet, not damp hair. The problem with styling wet hair is that your hair is most vulnerable when it is wet, and introducing any tension on it will lead to breakage. As a rule of thumb, use gels and waxes such as the Godrej Professional Mold & Hold Matte Finish Hair Wax on damp hair.
- Scoop out the product onto your palm
- Rub your palms together to even out the wax
- Apply to the hair and style as desired
This product is sulphate-free and doesn't contain any added parabens, thereby maintaining your hair health while offering a long-lasting hold and matte finish.
5. Not washing your hair properly
One of the reasons why your hair looks greasy and your hairstyles fall flat (leading you to put more product) is that you have not washed your hair out properly. Make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly under running water till all the shampoo, conditioner, and styling product is washed out.
Hair styling tips to follow for flawless, gorgeous hair
If you are wondering how to style your hair without damage, follow these tried and tested hair styling tips to get the hair of your dreams.
- Trim your hair regularly to avoid split ends from spreading to the mid-length of your hair.
- Avoid combing wet hair to reduce hair breakage.
- Concentrate shampooing on the scalp and roots.
- Use a heat protectant before blow drying, straightening, or curling your hair.
- Air dry hair whenever possible.
- Avoid tying tight ponytails all the time to reduce strain on your locks.
Use hydrating shampoos such as Godrej Professional Probio Honey Moisture Shampoo to reduce dryness and damage caused by heating tools. Its paraben-free formula locks in moisture and conditions and nourishes the hair. It is enriched with honey and natural oils that will provide complete nourishment to your hair and bring it back to life.
- Wet your hair and apply the Probio Honey Moisture Shampoo evenly on your scalp
- Lather it at the roots and then the lengths of your hair
- Rinse well and follow up with the Probio Honey Moisture Mask for smooth, silky, and manageable hair