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Thursday, December 03, 2015

10 Ways To Protect Your Hair Without Trying

10 Ways To Protect Your Hair Without Trying

I do enjoy having long hair, if I didn't I'm sure I'd hack it all off and call it a day but I won't pretend that caring for my tresses is easy nor cheap. I go through more conditioner than you could possibly imagine and taming knots and frizz is a daily battle. I do however have 10 quick and easy tips that have not only protected my hair from damage but saved me time too. Here's a few lazy gal tips to help you take care of your hair, all without a whole lot of effort...

10 Ways To Protect Your Hair Without Trying

1, Give your hair a break from heat; initially downing tools can be daunting but since vastly reducing the use of heated styling tools my hair has never looked or felt better. If you do use heat be sure to protect your hair with a heat protecting spray.

2, Clear out your hair ties; opt for those that don't feature metal strips or closures to prevent them from snagging in your hair.

3, Wear your hair down occasionally, severe and tight styles can cause breakage and in some instances hair loss. As a rule if your pony tail or top knot is giving you a headache, it is time to loosen it and prevent hair damage and of course a pounding head.

4, Never brush your hair when it is soaking wet (even with a Wet Brush or Tangle Teezer); hair is at its weakest when wet, if you can allow your hair to be around 80% dry before beginning to de-tangle.

5, As silly as it may seem, brush your hair daily. I know how easy it is to pull your hair into a top knot over the weekend and ignore it completely but by doing so there is a good chance you are creating, large knots that may lead to hair breakage.

10 Ways To Protect Your Hair Without Trying

6, Use dry shampoo, over washing your hair (such as daily), may strip it of its essential oils and lead to brittle hair. If your hair doesn't really need to be washed, reach for the dry shampoo.

7, Avoid back combing - it is stressful to the hair and if you are too vigorous it will lead to breakage and split ends.

8, Speaking of split ends don't do what I do and pick at them, you will only further split and damage the hair. Leave them be and when you can, pop along to your local hairdresser and book in for a trim.

9, Admittedly this does require a little effort but swapping a traditional towel for an old 100% t-shirt to dry off your hair will prevent frizz and static, not to mention it is by far kinder.

10, If you want long, luscious locks you now have another reason to sip on water. Believe it or not, our hair needs water to grow and it can combat dryness (well to some extent) too.

If you have any further tips to add, please feel free to chime in - I'm all ears!
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12 comments:

  1. Totally agree with all of these, I can think of a few more, but they all cost money, such as using hair oil etc. X

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  2. I have always wanted to try a wet brush
    xo
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  3. The day i stepped away from the hair straighteners and learnt to be comfortable with a bit of natural kink, was the day my hair learnt what healthy was ;) haha! I do love these no kink bobbles, I use them if I’m letting my hair dry naturally, but I don’t want it hanging around my face!!

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  4. Thanks for these tips, I didnt know how bad brushing your hair when wet was until a few months ago. I definitely need to kick some old habits of mine!

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  5. Sleeping on a silk pillow case helps quite a bit, as it doesn't draw moisture from your skin or hair. Also, I use a micro fibre turban from pureology to dry my hair

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  6. I try not to use too much heat on my hair, but using a good hair oil and getting your hair cut regularly always helps!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  7. This is such a life-saving post for me! I definitely needed these tips- my hair is so damaged! thank you :) x

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  8. I used to pick at my split ends alllll the time, and then I finally cut all my hair off into a pixie cut. Now I don't have them even though my hair is longer. I've also never thought of the t-shirt trick!

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  9. I've recently started using the t-shirt trick to dry my hair especially on days when I've used a hair mask or deep conditioner - it did feel a little odd at first but figured why not! Thanks for the hair tips, I'll be sure to be putting them to some use and give some love back to my hair :)

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  10. Well, I can't really agree with the "brush daily" thing since I have curly hair. Actually, it works way better for me to only comb thorugh them with my finger when wet and using a conditioner. Otherwise great job!

    xx Mel

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  11. You're right, it makes suuuuuch a difference when I drink water vs. when I forget!
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  12. I love reading hair tips, I try not to wash my hair as much and use dry shampoo all the time plus I don't use a lot of heat but not brushing my hair when it's wet would be a disaster for me, I want to try it but I don't think I could handle the knotted mess!

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

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