This may sound strange, but your hair is a very important aspect of your life. For many people, hair almost defines who you are. Some people may know you because of a certain hairstyle you have, it could be your ‘thing’. As such, you want to look after your hair as well as you can, and avoid damaging it in any way, shape, or form. Even if you don’t care about hairstyles and stuff like that, it’s still very important to keep your hair nice and healthy.
Having said all this, most people don’t intentionally go out of their way to harm their hair. More often than not, you damage it without even being aware of what you’re doing. There are loads of common things that happen in your life that lead to damaged hair. Bearing that in mind, here are some of the main things causing your hair issues, and what you can do to stop them hurting your lovely locks.
Using A Hairdryer On A Hot Setting
Drying your hair with a hairdryer is a pretty common thing, right? We all do it because it’s quick and easy to do. In a couple of minutes, we can have nice dry hair that’s ready for us to style as we please. However, hairdryers use hot air, which can seriously damage our hair. It causes your hair to dry out and become lifeless. If you’re drying your hair like this every day, then your hair will end up feeling like straw in a few weeks!
Thankfully, the solution to this is pretty simple. All you have to do is avoid using a hot hair dryer to dry your hair. Towel drying works well, and you can just leave it to air dry too. Speaking of which, as it details here, there are plenty of air-dry products on the market that make things easier for you. They help your hair dry quickly, without suffering all the heat damage you’re used to experiencing from a dryer. I’m not saying you have to throw out your dryer and never use it again, but just avoid using it every day to keep your hair healthy!
Not Getting Enough Sleep
I’m pretty sure everyone is aware that sleep is very important for our health and wellbeing. We know that it helps avoid things like stress, and not getting enough sleep causes loads of problems. But, did you know that it could also be harming your hair? It’s true, if you don’t get enough sleep, then it causes a hormonal imbalance in your body, which affects hair growth and health. Eventually, your hair starts to fall out, and you could experience bald patches here and there.
Clearly, the main thing you should do here is to find ways that help you get more sleep. There are plenty of ideas out there, and I even wrote a post here that spoke about how to get a restful sleep. Sleeping all through the night is just as important as getting a full eight hours of sleep. A disjointed sleep will still cause hair-loss problems! Find a good sleep schedule every night, and you will avoid any of the problems caused by a lack of sleep.
Not Using Conditioner
How many of you use a conditioner every day when you wash your hair? If you’ve got your hand up, then congratulations, you’re taking care of your hair! Conditioner helps moisturize your hair and provide essential nourishment. When you avoid using it, you end up with a whole host of problems like split ends, greasy hair, and a dry scalp. Think of it as like your daily face moisturizer, but for your hair. Imagine if you didn’t use your moisturizer on your face every day, your skin would end up in terrible shape!
So, it’s pretty obvious that using conditioner every time you wash your hair is the solution here. My advice is to shop around for the best brand you can find. Quality is key here because there are a lot of cheap conditioners on the market. You might think you’re saving money, but you’re basically wasting it as the cheap stuff does nothing. I suggest reading lots of reviews and choosing one that’s good for your hair type – this will lead to the best results and healthy looking hair!
I’m sure most of you use a hairdryer every day, while many of you probably struggle to get sleep or don’t use a conditioner. These things are very common, but they can damage our hair without us even knowing it! Use my advice, and you can take better care of your hair, keeping it nice and beautiful for as long as can be.