Shiny hair has cuticles, which are naturally smooth and flat, hair is full of water and rich in natural oils that keep the scalp healthy.
Unfortunately, every day we steal the glory and the health of hair without even realizing it.
If we want a stunning shine we should avoid these 10 mistakes that rob the health and beauty of hair.
Even “safe” water can steal the shine of our hair. This is due to the fact that too much moisture swells the base of each hair and makes cuticles to crack. The more often we wet our hair, the less it will shine.
Scrubbing with shampoo
Rubbing the hair with shampoo bubbles may look sweet, but it raises cuticles even more. Using a shampoo with conditioner may help because the individual hairs will not hang out together while rubbing shampoo.
Now, our hair is wet. What should we do? To remove the water with the towel, not rub with it! A rough towel can cause overwhelming damage to wet hair.
The negligent skipping of the conditioner
Yes, there is no need to put conditioner on hair every time we wash it, but if our hair is dry, in principle, is much more likely to damage it when making different styles.
Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun can destroy the natural lipids of the hair and without them it quickly loses its shine. If we cannot stay away from the sun, it is important to make sure that we protect hair with a good conditioner.
Too much brushing
We should not be misled by the old myth that every night we have to brush our hair 100 times. Yes, combing temporarily helps spread the natural oils trough hair, but in the long term removes whole sections of hair and exhaust it.
Hot hairstyles devices
Heat is the natural enemy of shine. High temperatures damage the natural lipids that keep hair flexible and shiny. If we still decide to do a hairstyle with these devices, it is advisable to use protective spray containing silicone.
Chemical hair dye is very damaging because it destroys the internal structure of the proteins in hair. Even if we use a special conditioner that is attached to the paint, the hair will never be fully recovered.
Permanent curling is a chemical process that damages hair a lot. It can even completely dry hair and leave us with burned ends and curls. To keep the health of our hair, it’s good to avoid this procedure.
Tying the hair in a ponytail may seem casual and innocent, but if tie hair back too tightly this can provoke micro breaking in the hair shaft, which will cause bumps and loss of brilliance.