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Common Mistakes People Commit While Washing their Hair

You may not realize it, but you may be committing a few mistakes while washing
your hair. We have compiled some of the most common mistakes people commit.
Read on and try to tweak your shower routine for a more manageable and
healthy-looking hair.

Washing it everyday
Stylists believe that our hair is at its best when the natural oil reaches the ends.
Thus, they recommended washing your hair every other day or at least twice a
week.

If your strands start to get a bit greasy, you can spray your roots with water or dry
shampoo and style it using a blow-dryer.

Switching up shampoos

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Most people believe that switching shampoos could help them achieve
healthier-looking hair. However, experts believe that it is best to find the shampoo
that works for you and stick with it.

You hair might not be able to tell the difference between those hair products but it
is important to find that product that works best for you. Also, if you have oily hair
and you use waxy hair products on a regular basis, then it would be best to
incorporate a clarifying shampoo into your shower routine at least once or twice a
month to wash away the residues.

Skipping the conditioner

If you wish to have a shinier hair, conditioning your hair every time you wash is
recommended. Conditioners help reduce breakage and cuts down friction when you
brush your hair.

Since shampoo could be harsh to your hair, conditioning your hair without
shampooing could also be a great alternative. While conditioner may not be able to
cleanse your hair like most shampoo does, it would still leave your hair looking and
feeling nice.

Hot showers

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Warm showers could open up your hair cuticles; thus, allowing shampoo and
conditioner to perform their job. Meanwhile, cold water could close up your hair’s                                                                             cuticles and seal in moisture. As a result, you’ll be rewarded with shiny and
healthy-looking hair. If cold shower doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can pour 2 cups of water mixed
with a cup of apple cider vinegar over your hair after you shower. Vinegar helps
remove dandruff and product build-up from your scalp.

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Home Treatments for dry Hair

Most people suffer from dry hair. Some of the common causes of dry hair includes overuse of hair products, too much sun exposure, excessive washing and hereditary. Aside from looking dull and unhealthy, dry hair could also lead to dandruff and hair loss.

There are a lot of ways to help add moisture to your hair. Mind you, you don’t have to spend too much in order to bring back your hair’s moisture. Sometimes, the ingredients you need are already available at home. So, get those ingredients out and feel free to try out these inexpensive home remedies.

Pre-rinse treatments

  • Vinegar

Vinegar is a great remedy for dull and dry hair. Mix water and apple cider vinegar and use this solution to rinse your hair. This solution could help remove the buildup of hair products. After using it as a pre-rinse, you’ll see that your hair is much easier to comb.

The vinegar’s acidity could weaken your hair, so it is best to limit the use to once a month.

Scalp massage

  • Sesame oil

Sesame oil could be used as a scalp massage. It is a great alternative to the more expensive oils.

Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of sesame oil with grated ginger and use it to massage your scalp. The ginger is especially helpful if you have dandruff. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, shampoo your hair afterwards.

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Deep conditioner

  • Beer

If you wish to add in moisture to your hair, beer would be a great option. Spray a small amount of beer into your hair after shampooing. Leave it on until it dries. Once it dries, the smell will be gone and your hair will be soft and shiny.

Hair mask

  • Banana and hair mask

Mash a very ripe banana and add 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of almond oil (optional). Mix well. If you have long hair, you may need 2 bananas. Apply this mask onto your hair and leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then, shampoo your hair after the treatment.