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4 Common Practices That Could Damage Hair

 

With the current ’natural hair’ trend going on, so many groups have sprung up on social media mostly on Facebook and WhatsApp. Whilst it is good to learn from others, be careful not to listen to every piece of advise you see out there because you might end up doing more harm than good.

Here are 4 things that many of us do but should actually stop because they cause damage to our hair:

1. Using Too Many Products

You need to understand that what works for the next person might not work for you because we all have different hair types that do not react the same way to products. If you have already found products that work for you, why don’t you stick to them instead of trying out the next ‘miracle’ product that someone claimed to work in a Facebook group. Over use of products weighs your hair down and can cause breakage, so use only what is required to achieve the style you desire.

2. Use Of Towels To Dry Hair

Traditionally we have been taught that after we wash our hair we wrap it with a towel, even in salons they practice that. But you need to put a stop to that because you are undoing all you hard work from ‘washday’ and contributing to you hair breakage. Towels are harsh on our hair strands and will dry out your freshly conditioned hair and possibly also cause split ends. Instead, opt for an old t-shirt or purchase a microfibre towel as this would be softer and gentle for your hair without stripping off the moisture.

3. Manipulation

Over manipulation is unhealthy for your hair. I know sometimes we get excited and want to try out every style we see posted in our ‘groups’ but you are not helping your hair by so doing. In order to retain length you need to become best friends with protective styling or low manipulation styles. Don’t tie your hair in a bun too tight, or over-comb it. When you get your hair braided, do not be afraid to inform your stylist not to pull too hard and be gentle on your scalp. Over manipulation can result in breakage, thinning, balding edges etc. and we do not want that.

4. Comparison

This is a major one! Quit comparing yourself to Instagram models and people around you, especially when you don’t even know the circumstances surrounding their hair growth. As someone of African decent i have learnt that my hair growth or curl pattern can’t be compared to someone from the Caribbean and thats just how it is. Focus on doing the nurturing your hair and it will grow at its own pace. Sit back, relax and be patient.

When it comes to hair keep your regimen simple and basic. Sometimes less is more so stop complicating your life trying to get onto every program and product. After trying out a few things, if you find something that works for you and your hair is flourishing, stick to it.

What are some of the ways you think we could be causing damage to our hair? I’d love to read about what you think. Let’s take it to the comments.

Love X Blessings

Comments

  • October 13, 2018

    Lisa Autumn

    Couldn’t agree more girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  • October 13, 2018

    I’m using a microfibre towel since many years and I can only agree that does the trick. Very lovely tips!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  • October 13, 2018

    Thanks for these great tips! I need to stop using all the heat tools all the time.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  • October 14, 2018

    Awesome tips and so agree with you. Thank you for sharing. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  • October 14, 2018

    Great tips! I agree some ladies get carried away by so many new “miracle” products… because they are all looking for the perfect hair look.
    I had no idea about the microfiber towels though!

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  • October 14, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your tips! You have wonderful hair!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  • October 15, 2018

    Thanks for all the info and tips! Have a lovely evening!

    https://www.aproposh.com

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  • October 15, 2018

    Nice Tips! Love your natural hair.
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  • October 15, 2018

    COMPARISON AND TOO MUCH PRODUCT IS NUMBER 1
    This is a very informative post
    Thank you for sharing
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/

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  • October 15, 2018

    When it comes to my hair I’m super simple. I don’t use many products and no heat.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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  • October 15, 2018

    Wow girl! You got some good length there. Looking great.I really love the tips and I should really stop using a towel to dry my hair.
    http://sophieatieno.com

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  • October 16, 2018

    Oh dang! I do all these things! I need to start being kind to my hair lol. I agree with everything you mentioned. I hope you had a lovely weekend!

    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

    Say hello and let’s follow each other <3
    instagram.com/iamperlita

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  • October 17, 2018

    I definitely notice a difference in my hair when I use product ever day and over style, it gets so dry and breaks easily so I’m a big advocate for less is more on my hair!
    great post xx

    Violethollow.com

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  • October 17, 2018

    Great post. i completely agree with you.
    Also your hair looks so beautiful.
    Blog – http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e48JZd0Gbj0

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  • October 17, 2018

    Excellent tips dear. Never thought about the towel. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  • October 19, 2018

    Great tips I think wrong way of massaging is damaging my hair

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  • October 21, 2018

    Girl your natural hair is fabulous, love your tips <3

    Serene XO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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  • October 24, 2018

    Very friendly and sensible tips! I think constant hair drying and straightening damage our hair too. The only thing that I can’t help is towel drying my hair because I’ve been used to it. The last tip is on point, thanks for the reminder.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

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  • October 25, 2018

    Tanatswa

    Thanks Nicole, you have really nice hair #woow. Thanks for the pointers , taking notes 😊

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  • November 3, 2018

    Really like your post of this! Nice hair!

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  • November 6, 2018

    Thanks for the info, it was really helpful thank you! I have long hair so always after tips to see it strong and healthy.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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  • November 8, 2018

    Geniussr

    couldn’t agree more… useful tips… thanks for sharing…❤️

    http://www.geniusenough.com

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  • December 8, 2018

    Yiota

    I need to stop using a towel when drying my hair, I know it’s not good. And I stopped using heat tools, I only use them once a week, it’s so bad if you use them regularly and the damage is huge.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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