Happy new year everyone!
We’re positive you’re excited about the new year just like we are. 2022 was a great year, it had its challenges, challenges that inspired and encouraged us to become better.
However you feel about last year, congratulations on seeing a new one and kudos to all the hard work you did in all areas of your life. It’s another opportunity to go at it again, to make moves and move things forward in your life, making tangible and concrete improvements that will engineer positive changes in the future.
As you already know, Yao Secret is all about the health and beauty of your hair. We’re back at it again, like we never left.
In this article, we’ll be looking at hair trends and habits that we need to let go of this year. When we say trends we don’t mean only trends in society and social circles, we also mean things that have become a trend in our haircare, things we do every day in taking care of our hair.
Pay attention to your hair care habits this year and make appropriate changes and you’ll be glad and proud of yourself at the end of the year. Why? Because you’ll see the results of the changes you made.
Are you ready to get started? Listed below are some personal hair care trends and habits that you need to let go of this year for better and healthier hair.
Dry shampoo is not meant to replace shampooing and washing your hair the right way. Dry shampoo doesn’t exactly clean your hair the proper way, it’s just a quick fix for when you can’t wash your hair with proper shampoo.
Overusing dry shampoo can lead to the build-up of products, sweat, dirt, and oils.
If any of the above is what you do regularly, you should make a deliberate effort to work on them to reduce the amount of heat your hair is exposed to.
The purpose of conditioning is to moisturize old hair, which is usually at the tips and not the roots. Conditioning your scalp can lead to clogged pores, which can in turn lead to ingrown hair and follicular damage.
Think of it like this, the purpose of shampooing is to cleanse the scalp of dirt and excessive oil, and the purpose of conditioning is to moisturize and nourish already existing hair that is older than new growth at the scalp. The hair length close to the scalp is new and hydrated, as opposed to the dry hair strands toward the ends.
So, when conditioning, you don’t have to get it down all the way to the roots, only the hair length at the edges needs conditioning.
Your hair is most fragile when it’s wet, making it prone to damage if it’s handled roughly. And one particular way most of us handle our hair roughly is by tugging at it with a towel in a quest to quickly get all the moisture out of it.
Drying your hair without causing damage requires some patience. The best way to go about it is to air dry, but if you can’t, you should gently try to get the moisture out without roughing up your hair and causing damage in the process.
You can also get a microfiber towel, it causes less friction compared to traditional towels, or wrap your hair up with a cotton t-shirt to get the moisture out.
Perming and colouring hair usually stems from wanting your hair to look different from what it actually is; you have an ideal in your mind that you want to translate to existence. But the truth is, embracing the natural texture and colour of your hair is the best way to keep it healthy.
Take adequate care of your hair and it will be beautiful in its natural state. This year, try to reduce the amount of tweaking you do to your hair through chemical processes like colouring, perming or relaxing. Altering the texture and colour of your hair through chemical processes can cause damage to your hair.
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