It's a new year and we're all about manifesting our MANE goals!
But before you get too comfortable with setting your new 2024 resolutions, this is a good time to take a breather and see if any bad hair habits need to be broken before moving forward. When it comes to hair we often hear our curlfriends say they want to achieve length, volume, fuller edges, and more. But what they fail to realize is that with poor styling techniques or lazy maintenance rituals, your curls can be left even more damaged at the end of the year than at the start of the 365-day journey.
If you have curly hair, you may unknowingly be doing things that you don't even realize are damaging your hair. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. In this post, we'll be sharing the 5 bad hair habits to break if you have curly hair so you can achieve healthier and more luscious locks.
- Consistently skipping wash day
Skipping wash day can lead to a number of problems such as the buildup from products, sweat, and general dirt which can cause scalp irritation, dandruff, and even hair loss. Another factor that skipping wash day can do is impact the way hair looks⎯ buildup can lead to flat, limp curls that lack the usual volume and definition. It's important to give our scalp a good cleanse, so by implementing a consistent wash day routine, it gives curls a chance to be refreshed! Our Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo and Coconut Shea Moisture Shampoo are great products to use in your washing routine to make your curls shiny and glossy.
- Ignoring hair porosity
Understanding hair porosity is an essential factor in determining which products and routines are most appropriate for your hair, and it tells you how easy it is for your hair to absorb and retain moisture. If you're unsure of your hair's porosity level, check out our links to low hair porosity and high hair porosity. If you have any questions about hair porosity and the products you should use, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
- Rough Detangling
Detangling hair can be a daunting task, especially if your hair is prone to tangles and knots. Some people recommend detangling your hair from the the root of your hair to the tips, however, it’s better to gently detangle your hair from tips to roots. Detangling your hair this way is a more gentle and effective approach and not only prevents damage and breakage, but it also promotes healthy hair growth. Our Peppermint Tea Tree Detangling Conditioner is great to use for detangling your hair.
- Overusing products
Overusing products can weigh hair down and lead to buildup and damage. From hairsprays to serums to styling creams, it can be overwhelming to figure out which products are actually beneficial for your hair and which ones aren’t. At the end of the day, the key to simplifying your hair routine is to keep it easy. Stick to your go-to products, and build out your regimen from there.
- Keeping your hands in your hair
Constantly running your fingers through your hair can actually do more harm than good. You should avoid running your hands through your hair because it can remove moisture from your tresses. This might not seem like a big deal, but moisture is vital to hair health. Without sufficient moisture, hair can become dry and brittle, leading to breakage and split ends. To maintain healthy hair, it's best to keep your hands away from your mane.
If you want to maintain healthy, beautiful curls, it's important to break these 5 bad hair habits. By using the right tools and products, you can protect your hair from damage and help it maintain its natural shape and texture. Remember to be gentle with your hair and use products that are designed specifically for your curly hair type. These simple tips can help you keep your hair shiny and flourishing!