5 Hair Care Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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5 Hair Care Mistakes You’re Probably Making

For many of us, our hair's a huge part of our identity. We take great pride and joy in taking care of our locks, yet hair care mistakes are all too common. Odds are, everyone is making at least one of the following mistakes without realizing it. Well not for long! Read on to learn how you can improve your hair care routine for healthier, happier locks.

Over Brushing

A lot of people tend to think that more brushing = silkier, shinier hair. Instead, anything more than the bare minimum can cause an increased risk of breakage. We recommend brushing lightly twice a day, in the morning and at night. Brushing is good because it helps distribute natural oils from your scalp, so don’t view it as the enemy. Rather, practice moderation and delicacy. Other brushing tips include brushing from the tips and slowly working your way up, so as to avoid compounding knots. Do the majority of brushing before you shower, because wet hair is weaker. And perhaps most importantly, make sure you’re using the right brush for your hair type.

Neglecting your scalp

Ya know when you go to the salon, and they wash your hair with their magic fingers? That scalp massage feels incredible, right? Well, it not only feels revitalizing, it literally is. A deep scalp scrub has tons of benefits. It helps unclog your hair follicles that easily accumulate build-up, and it stimulates blood circulation, encouraging new growth. It also delivers your shampoo/conditioner’s restorative ingredients to the skin, which needs it just as much as your hair does. Plus, it helps distribute your head’s naturally-produced oils down through your hair. So, next time you wash your hair (and every time after that) make sure to give your scalp the extra attention it needs.

Using the wrong products 

Unfortunately, the great majority of hair products are loaded with harsh chemicals that take a toll, despite the promises made on the bottle. What’s more, most of these products are complicit in animal cruelty. Testing on animals is a long-outdated, and with modern alternatives, no company has an excuse to continue these inhumane methods. Research the brands you support and look for the Leaping Bunny certification. All of our products are Leaping Bunny certified, meaning they meet the strict requirements of all raw ingredients, manufacturers, and fragrance components to be 100% cruelty free. Also keep an eye out for common chemical ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, silicones, and formaldehyde. Our products are chemical-free, instead relying on all-natural ingredients such as aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, Rose of Jericho, and a variety of essential oils. Not only do harsh chemicals damage your hair/scalp, but they also get absorbed into your bloodstream and negatively impact your body in ways you can’t see or feel.

Skipping the conditioner

Conditioner is equally important as shampoo, and without it you’re likely to experience dryness and breakage. Conditioner’s job is to moisturize and heal your hair, leaving it soft and supple. If you don’t want brittle hair, don’t skip the conditioner. Our Resurrecting Rinse delivers weightless hydration, utilizing the restorative properties of Rose of Jericho to revitalize from roots to ends. Leave-in conditioning treatments, like our Resurrecting Balm, are perfect for making up for lost time if you’ve been skipping conditioner for a while. Just use it after you shampoo/condition in the shower for all-day benefits.

Overlooking the importance of a healthy diet

We all know it - you are what you eat. A well-balanced diet and sufficient hydration is a key component in every hair-care routine. While you can certainly seek out certain foods that will support your hair goals, the most important thing is just to eat whole, healthy foods. We’re talking, greens, fruits, and proteins. Avoiding processed foods is always a good idea, but every now and then won’t hurt. As long as you have balance in your diet, you should be good to go. If you feel like you’re still not getting enough nutrients in your food, there’s always the option of supplements.

Still wondering how to best treat your hair? Take the haircare quiz and shop the House of Dear Collection.

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