When it comes to appearances, hair is definitely at the top of the list. It’s precious to almost everyone. While some have to put in much effort and time into ensuring a good hair day, others are lucky enough to be born with flawless hair. But if there’s one thing that we all have in common, it’s our mutual hatred for bad hair days. Just in case you’ve found yourself being ambushed one too many times by a bad hair day or if you can’t seem to understand why you’re experiencing hair loss despite all the products you’re using – read on! We’ve come up with some very common hair care mistakes you might be making.
- Using Only Sulphate-Free Shampoos
Sulphate-free shampoos are all the rage currently, and with good reason too. Sulphate can be quite damaging and lead to breakage. However, here’s the flip side – sulphate is an excellent cleanser and removes all kinds of dirt and pollution from our hair. Moreover, if you’re someone who uses multiple hair care products on your hair, you might just need a sulphate shampoo to get rid of all the residue. So while sulphate shampoos are mild and gentle, they might not be ideal for cleansing.
- Combing Wet Hair
Combing wet hair is easier and definitely tempting, especially if your hair has a tendency to get tangled easily. However, it’s important to comb your hair the right way. Wet hair is extremely fragile and combing from the scalp all the way to the ends can cause breakage. The ideal way to do this is to first use Godrej Professional’s De-Frizz Smooth Leave-In Cream, then comb at the roots and slowly move upwards in sections. Using the right hair care products can really help with detangling issues.
- Blow-Drying Hair That’s Dripping Wet
You step out of the shower, realise you’re running late and then proceed to get dressed in a hurry. Who has the time to allow your hair to dry naturally, right? So you grab the hairdryer and use it on your dripping wet hair. Well, that’s a big red flag. Exposure to strong heat can be damaging, especially when hair is wet and fragile. For optimal results, wash your hair with a gentle and nourishing keratin shampoo, condition using a keratin mask, and let it air dry for 15-20 minutes and then blow-dry. A word of advice: don’t use the dryer on maximum heat.
- Wrapping up Wet Hair in a Towel
A keratin shampoo hair wash is great for replenishing your hair but it can all go to waste if you don’t spend time carefully drying your hair. Wrapping your wet hair in a towel before letting your strands fall loose is standard procedure in most households but it can be incredibly harmful to your hair. Ideally, let it air dry before using the dryer. However, if you don’t have the time or patience for that, wrap your hair up in a soft t-shirt.
- A Tight Ponytail
Hair care goes beyond a good shampoo wash followed by a keratin mask. It’s important to treat your hair with love and care at all times. Often, people have a tendency to tie long hair into tight ponytails and hair buns. While these are convenient hairstyles, they can be pretty damaging to the hair in the long run. Alongside opting for low-tension hairstyles, use Godrej Professional’s Hold It Hair Spray. Hair sprays are good at creating a barrier between your hair and humidity in the air. It will definitely help keep your hair in place without any stress.
- An Extensive Hair Care Routine
While it’s good to be on top of your hair care game, you shouldn’t overdo it. Use hair care products that you feel your hair needs, but don’t end up smothering your hair with too many chemical products. Always look at the back of the hair care product and check for ingredients. Just looking for the word ‘sulphate’ is not enough – there’s a whole bunch of harmful chemicals to look out for. Keracare Recharge Shampoo and other Godrej Professional products are free of sulphate and parabens and perfect for all hair types.