4 Wet Hair Habits You Should AVOID!!
Jul 20, 2021
Wet hair is fragile, and you can easily damage your tresses if you make one or more of these 4 mistakes. Read on and see if you recognise any of them.
Mistake #1: Washing your hair with hot water
You make your first mistake in the shower: washing your hair with hot water. Always wash your hair with lukewarm water to avoid dry strands. You may even finish your shampoo by giving your strands a cold shower to seal the moisture in your hair. The idea of finishing a nice shower this way may not be very appealing, but it will do your hair a world of good.
Washing your hair with hot water, you risk washing away the natural oils from your scalp and hair. This increases the risk of your hair becoming dry and brittle, and you don’t want that.
Mistake #2: Brushing your hair while it’s wet
After a long shower, you may want to use your favourite brush on your freshly washed, wet strands. But this is where you make wet hair mistake #2. Your strands are very fragile when they’re wet, which means they are more likely to break and split.
Therefore, always brush your hair before you jump into the shower to wash your hair or let your hair air-dry before brushing it. Watch the video below and learn how to brush your hair properly. Do you start at the ends, too?
Mistake #3: Putting your hair in a bun or ponytail while it’s wet
You may easily make mistake #3 at the same time as you make mistake #2 of brushing your freshly washed, wet strands. Making a ponytail or a bun in wet hair, brings you a step closer to those broken strands.
If you want to keep those long, wet strands out of your face while they are air-drying, use a hair claw as it doesn’t strain your hair as much as a rubber band will. Hair clips are extremely hot right now, so if you don’t already have one, they’re not that hard to come by.
Mistake #4: Going to bed with wet hair
If you shower and wash your hair at night, you may be one step closer to making mistake #4. When you move in your sleep, your hair will inevitably rub against the pillow, and if the hair is wet, this increases the risk of breakage even more – oh no!
If you want more tips on how to make sure your hair gets its beauty sleep, we recommend that you read our blog post on healthy hair while you sleep.