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Discover 12 Worst Things That Can Damage Your Hair

Women do a lot of things to look beautiful but little did they know it’s their hair that counts. Our hair is the crown that we never take off or shall I say “our crowning glory.” It symbolizes femininity, personality and health thus we should take care of it and make sure that it is polished and healthy. How? Let me share with you some of top hairstylist advice and tips to avoid hair damaged.

1. Washing Your Hair Too much


It may be tempting to wash and shampoo our hair every morning but this is one of the worst things that can damage the hair strands. Washing it more often can strip away some essential oils and making it more brittle and prone to breaking.  One of the top hairstylist and co-founder of LAUREN+VANESSA salon in New York City, Lauren E. Hack, once cited “The pores on your scalp can become congested from excessive oil, which will attract even more dirt and debris.” In other words, washing too much is not advisable but instead Nick Penna, owner and lead stylist at SalonCapri in Boston suggested “In between shampoos, soak up oil with a light coat of dry shampoo on your roots and use a boar bristle brush to distribute hair oils from root to tip for extra natural shine and conditioning.”

2. Taking Hot Showers

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In addition to the same damage caused by flat iron and hair dryers, taking hot showers can be produced the same effect. A New York-based hairstylist Jenna Mast point out  “think if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to put in your hair—in fact, it can be incredibly damaging,” “It’s fine to use hot—not steaming—water to rinse out your shampoo. This allows your hair cuticles to open up and ensures your strands are clean from the inside out.” But once you condition, rinse with cold water to seal the cuticle closed she added.

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