5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hair

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So, you already know that heat and coloring leads to hair damage, right? Well, what if we told you there were other unexpected, daily activities that were contributing to the damage as well? Yikes! Read below to find out what everyday activities are ruining your hair.

1. Your Purse
Just think about it—If you wear your purse on your shoulder, chances are your hair has gotten caught under it more times than you can remember. Well, that constant pulling and tugging can lead to breakage. As you’re pulling your purse away, you’re also pulling your hair away with it. To prevent constant damage, become more conscious of how you wear your bag. Move hair out of the way or simply switch from shoulder to shoulder.

2. Your Ponytail
Again, you’re not thinking about it because you usually want to get your hair out of the way, but the simple go-to ponytail is damaging your hair. Much like the purse situation, a ponytail causes constant tugging of the hair. The pressure on the roots can often lead to hair loss known as traction alopecia. A simple solution is to move the ponytail higher or lower on your head to relieve pressure along the scalp.

3. Over-Brushing
Yep, brushing your hair too much can cause breakage. Why? Friction. Too much friction occurs when brushing hair too frequently which eventually leads to hair simply breaking off or ends splitting. Also, if you’re using a cheaper brush, the material can cause hair to snag and tangle ultimately leading to more breakage.

4. Over-Shampooing
You may think that washing your hair vigorously is the solution to removing oil build-up, but it can be the underlying cause of your problem. Over washing can strip hair of its natural oils leading to overproduction of unnecessary oils at the scalp and dry ends. Say hello to split ends! You’ll know you’re shampooing too often when hair starts looking dull and frayed at the ends.

5. Brushing Hair from Top to Bottom
Hair tends to tangle more when you start brushing from the top as opposed to the ends. Often, hair is literally pulled out of the scalp because of the tangles and snags that the brush encounters on the way down. For best results, start brushing from the bottom to gradually brush away tangles and knots and work your way up.

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Strange Hair Hacks That Actually Work

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What’s hiding in your kitchen? Could it be the cure to brassy highlights? The secret to volume and texture? Or is it the cheapest and least damaging method to going a few shades darker? We compiled a list of weird, yet effective everyday kitchen items that will help you achieve better hair. Read on for the perfect solution to common hair ailments.

Nutella Hair Dye

We know, you probably shed a tear thinking about pouring Nutella anywhere other than your mouth, but this actually works! Straight from Huda Beauty, we discovered that a concoction of Nutella and condensed milk can dye hair a darker shade without the damaging chemicals. Don’t believe us? Watch this video to see for yourself.

Lemon Juice Lightener

Lemon juice is known to lighten dark marks when applied to your skin and lighten the whites of your eyes when served as a refreshing morning beverage, but what about your hair? Yep! Next time you find yourself soaking in the sun, try squeezing some lemon juice into your hair for a safer solution to lighter hair.

Coca-Cola Texturizer

Ever think about pouring a can of Coca-Cola over your head? No? Well, you might rethink that after you read this. Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid which tightens the cuticle due to its ultra-low pH. The result? Softer, smoother hair with beachy like texture. Next time you shower, skip the shampoo and conditioner and just rinse your hair with a coke instead.

Dish Soap Fader

At home dye job gone terribly wrong? Check under your sink for this hair hack and you’ll thank us later. You never know how hair is going to react to certain hair dyes so when you end up with jet black hair when you were rooting for chocolatey brown, take a bit of dish soap and rinse out your hair. After one wash, it should lighten hair up to a shade or two.

Sweet ‘n Low Savior

Have a sensitive scalp? Try adding two packets of Sweet ‘n Low to your color formula to help protect your scalp during a dye job. Why does it work? Hair color is considered an alkaline (8-9) on the pH scale and hair itself is an acid with a pH of 4.5-5.5. When combining Sweet ‘N Low, which has ingredients with a low pH value, with hair dye, it acts as a neutralizer to offer relief for a sensitive scalp.

So, what do you think of these strange hair tips? Have you tried any? Let us know in the comments section below and let us know if you have any other wacky hair tips not mentioned here.

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