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11 Hair Care Crimes You Might be Committing

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Good thing that their isn’t hair care jail or we would all be guilty and serving time for breaking at least one of these top hair care mistakes for men and women. You hair needs special tender love and care to be looking its best but some tips we’ve learned along the way are just plain wrong and will cause irreversible breakage and damage to your hair (looking at you 1970’s clothing irons used a hair straighteners)

If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair it’s especially important that you nix these top crimes against hair care to preserve the hair you have and discourage any further hair loss or damage.

Rarely getting haircuts

Don't wait too long in between haircuts. The ends of your hair become brittle and dry, causing hair to look unhealthy. To keep hair shiny and vibrant, schedule a haircut every six to eight weeks. If you are trying to grow out your hair this may seem counterproductive, but frequent trips will help you continue to grow healthy hair so you won’t end up cutting it all off from damage anyway.

Over washing

Some people complain that their tresses are left looking like a grease ball by the end of the day, even if they washed their hair in the morning! Its possible to train you hair to last longer between shampoos but its takes dedication and knowing that somedays just wont be the best hair days ever. The pain is worth the gain because hair that is washed fewer times per week is much more shiny and healthy. Pro tip: stock up on hair accessories to keep you hair tidy during transition time. Learn how to wash your hair system in a few easy steps.

Too little washing

Don’t take the "no shampoo" trend too far because on the other side of the coin is under washing. You want your hair to be natural moisturized but also clean. If you skip too many shampoos the pores on your scalp can become congested from excessive oil, which will attract even more dirt and debris. This can cause itching and irritation and even hair thinking as the growth cycle become interrupted by the over production of oil.

hair care oil and conditioner splash

Using whatever shampoo

Curly, oil-treated, conditioning, dandruff, fine, volume - they make a variety of hair care shampoos for a reason. Make sure you're using the right shampoo for your care hair regime. Read the description on the back of the shampoo bottle and match the shampoo to your hair care needs. Make sure you're buying the best hair system shampoo for your hair system or maybe you want to make your own personalized shampoo.


Heat styling addict

Blow dryers, curling irons, straighteners all should be used with extreme caution because the heat strips moisture from the hair and can even cause your hair to burn. If you must use heat styling tools be sure to use a specialized hair care heat protecting spray to ensure your locks will be safe from the heat.


Burning hot water

If you can’t stick you hand in the water why would you put your fragile strands under it? Its okay to wash your hair with warm but steaming water will cause breakage of the hair. Warm water allows your hair cuticles to open up and ensures your strands are clean from the inside out. After conditioning, rinse with cold water to seal the cuticle closed. This hair care method adds a healthy shine and strength to the strands by locking the moisture in.  


Wearing a pony tail every single day

Ponytails may be quick and easy when you are running out the door but in the long run you will face hair loosing consequences! Wearing a ponytail too often can damage your hairline because of the elastic pulling at the same spot causing breakage and pulling on your scalp. Our hair care advice is to let your hair down!


Drying with a towel

Would you dry your delicate clothing with a rough scratchy towel? Then why would you do it to your hair? Wrap, don't rub your hair in a towel after a shower. Rubbing hair in a towel can leave it frizzy and less healthy and causes the delicate strands to break. Keep your hair damage free by being gentle with your tresses.

man slashing water before hair care

Being rough on wet hair

Have you ever gotten out of the shower and combed a mass of knots out of your hair? We've all been there and ripping the brush through your hair, maybe shedding a few tears in the process. Its time to stop once and for all. Combing wet hair can cause hair breakage because the stands are more delicate when they are wet.


Not feeding you hair

Did you know that foods you put into your body are reflected in your hair, skin, and nails? Foods that contain B6 and B12 vitamins like rice, peppers, and strawberries help create red blood cells, which makes hair healthier and grow faster.You really are what you eat!


Not your color

The main goal of selecting a hair shade is that it will complement your skin tone. Look at your forearm, if your veins are blue or purple, you have a cooler tone and want to pick a warm shade to complement you skin. Choose colors that have “warm” or “golden” in the name. If your veins appear green, you have a warm skin tone and want to pick a cool shade with the words “cool” or “ash” in the name. Luckily, Advent Hair provides buyers with many color options within their hair systems.


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We’ll be more than happy to help you with any other questions or doubts you might have to keep your hair above the law.

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