7 Everyday Habits That You Didn’t Realize Are Damaging Your Hair

1. Leaving your house with wet hair.

Putting your hair up or styling while it’s still wet can cause a lot of stress on your locks.

76 Tips: Always give your hair a quick blow-dry. If you prefer air-drying, try to use a micro-fibre towel to speed up the process by tapping the towel on your strands gently.

2. Air pollution causes more damage than you’d imagine

From the everyday’s hustles and bustles in the busy city, air pollution can be a great damage to not only our skin but also our hair and scalp as well.

Little grimy pollutants like dust and smog can always settle on your hair which makes the hair rougher and drier. 

76 Tips: Add weekly moisturizing hair masks or hair oil to your hair care routine. This can help keeping your tresses moisturized and scalp nourished at all times.

Recommended hair oils are: 

LebeL Viege Hair Treatment Oil

Milbon Deesse’s Elujuda Emulsion

For Fine Hair
For Medium to Coarse Hair

3. Excessive use of heat when styling your hair.

Now, in order to save a few quick minutes from oversleeping and snoozing over your alarms, heat-styling your hair – be it straightening or curling, can definitely be a life-saver.

But the ugly truth is, this isn’t going to make your hair too happy! Our hair shafts are very fragile, especially for those with fine and hair thinning problems. The heat emitted from these little gadgets can reap your hair of moisture which ultimately cause you breakages and damages.

76 Tips: Pick up a heat-protecting products that suits your hair condition best and use it every time before applying any heat to your hair.

4. Over-teasing your hair.

We’ve all done it before! Whether it’s playing with our hair when we’ve got nothing to do or teasing our hair to boost more volume to a flat hair structure. Backcombing causes unnecessary strain on your hair with tangles and this can lead to split ends and damage to the natural fibers that are in our cuticles. 

76 Tip: Pick up volumizing hair spray to help create more volume and even better, sprays with treatments element in it! If you can’t kick off the habit of teasing your hair, try doing it gently with the right comb but not too frequently. 

Here are some of our stylists’ most recommended hair styling products!

5. 24/7 Top Knot.

Wearing a top knot will make your hair more prone to damage which leads to split ends and other not-so-pretty conditions. The stress on your hair cuticles when wearing a top knot all the time, will eventually cause loss of hair follicles and affect natural hair growth.

76 Tips: Always remember to let your hair down every 2 hours and massage your scalp and roots to relieve the strain from the top knot. Consult with your stylist on what other daily styles you can put on for your hair that will suit you best.

6.Using the same shampoo & conditioner after chemical services on your hair

Be it a perm, hair relaxing or bleached & colored hair, changing your hairstyles can definitely be fun! However, what we do not realize is that our hair care routine needs a proper revision after such services as well.

When going through changes, your hair may need different nutrients or treatments to keep your hair healthy and longer lasting period. Especially for permed hair.

76 Tips: Regularly keep yourself up-to-date with the latest hair care products for your tresses. Consult with your stylist if you are unsure on which products suits you the most.

Here are our favourite hair care products.

7. Dirty hair brushes/combs.

Brushing your hair on a daily basis has been proven to have helped with hair growth aside from just keeping your tresses in check. However, brushes that are frequently used will be filled with germs, dandruff, and other little residue like dead skins, and you don’t want them in your hair.

76 How-To: Make an effort to clean your brushes twice a month. You can soak your brushes and combs in either a mixture of water with baking soda or even shampoo for a minute or two to get rid of the dirt.