Your day-to-day beauty practices may be secretly wreaking havoc with your locks without your even knowing it. Get the scoop on which of your absentminded dos are actually dire don’ts when it comes to proper scalp and hair care.
1. While you may love your fruit-scented, fancy hair wash, it’s important to pick a product that won’t strip your tresses of their natural moisture or cause excess buildup that’ll clog the pores of your scalp. Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy Ultra Shea Shampoo locks in hydration and cleanses thoroughly to give you strong, beautiful hair in just seven days. And best of all, you won’t have to skip the good smell to make it happen.
2. While a warm bath or shower is the ultimate luxury, rinsing your hair with hot water ultimately results in overly porous hair, causing it to be dry, brittle, and frizzy. Chemically altered African-American hair, especially, will be more porous and require this type of extra attention. So for extra-shiny, hydrated locks, rinse with cool water to seal in moisture and block dirt and excess oil from building in your scalp’s pores.
3. Who would have thought that everyone’s automatic wet-hair towel rub routine is actually harmful to your tresses? The solution is to use a patting motion instead because the violent friction caused by the towel on your hair and scalp can break strands and cause frizz. Even better, use an old cotton T-shirt; it will absorb water and be gentler on your hair.
4. Brushing through sopping wet hair will cause breakage, as strands are increasingly flexible at this time. So first and foremost, dry it a bit before running a natural-bristled paddle brush through it. Then make sure to be gentle, tackling tangles from scalp to tips in sections.