5 Big Hair Mistakes That Stop Your Hair From Growing
1,001 1,002 1,003… Why is my hair not growing!
Hi I'm Dana and I'm gonna tell you about the five big, I mean big, mistakes you're making that's making your hair seem like it's not growing. Some of these mistakes you probably don't even know you're making, but now you’ll know and now you'll be able to grow longer, shinier, healthier hair. So let's get started.
1. Too Much Heat
Yep, we use a blow dryer, a flatiron, a curling iron, curling wand… Using that on a weekly basis is not too bad, but it's when you start doing it every day. Even little pieces here and there that need to get touched up, if you do that touch up, every day with a hot tool you're just damaging your hair. Your hair is going to break, it's gonna look brittle, you're gonna get split ends, and that's why it's going to seem like your hair is not growing. If you can limit that heat you're gonna get much healthier hair. Also when you have the temperature high some of those flat irons and stuff get to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Nobody needs that much heat on their hair. Lower the temperature a little bit, and your hair is gonna be a lot healthier.
2. Over Brushing and Over Combing Your Hair
Yes, I don't like to brush or comb my hair. I usually just finger through my hair and go, because I know that brushing and combing it is pretty much just pulling strands of hair out. I can even hear, especially if my hair is dry passing the comb, I can hear the breaking. Try not to brush and comb your hair too often. If you can wear your hair, especially at night a more protective style, when you wake up you won't have to brush and comb it as much. You're gonna find that your hair is a lot healthier.
3. Trimming Your Ends
Yeah, I know there's this rule that you're supposed to trim your ends every six weeks, or every so often. Not me. I do not trim my ends. What I do is I dust my ends, just taking off the parts that are really bad. I do that maybe twice a year. I was reading an article online, If I can find it I'll go ahead and link it below, but it was a long time ago, and it was these interviews with people who had really long hair. They all had waist length or butt length hair. One thing that I noticed, almost every single one of them rarely trimmed their ends. If your hair is healthy you're not gonna need to trim your ends that often. Again, trimming them is just cutting your length off. So protect your ends so that all you need to do is take the damaged parts off occasionally. Dust your ends. That’s what I like to do.
4. Wapping Your Hair
I know wrapping your hair is a very common way to protect your hair at night, or keep it straight overnight. Most of you probably don't realize that when you wrap your hair all around your head, and you put clips and bobby pins to keep it up, you're damaging your hair so much. It causes so much breakage. If you can find some ways that are gentler and require less manipulation, that's so much better for your hair.
5. Not Protecting Your Hair at Night
One of the biggest things you can do for your hair and the easiest things you can do. that provides the biggest results when it comes to getting healthier hair, is to protect your hair at night. When you're sleeping, if your hair is not protected, it rubs against the pillow it bends and twists, it gets all messy and all over the place. When you wake up in the morning, your hair super wild. When you protect your hair, especially with a scarf, your hair tends to look a lot better in the morning. You don't have to do the touching up or brushing and combing and all that stuff. Obviously, I'm partial to the LittleBlack Scarf
. That's what I wear every night, and it's made a big difference on my hair. When I wake up in the morning I don't really have to do anything to my hair. If you're not wearing a LittleBlack Scarf, you should definitely wear some type of scarf, or put your hair in some type of protective style. That way you'll prevent damage from your hair, and you'll be able to grow longer, shinier, healthier hair.
So those are the five mistakes you're making that's damaging your hair. If you have some more mistakes you'd like to add to the list please go ahead and leave them in the comments. If you were surprised by any of them let me know in the comments below.