Your hair is as important as your face – it needs some TLC too. And by that, we don’t just mean the regular shampoo-and-conditioner ritual.
Unlike a fashion or makeup faux pas that is more visible, a hair faux pas is less obvious and by the time you realise your mistake, it might be too late. (Split ends! Dry hair! Congested scalp!) This is why we’ve put together a list of some of the common hair mistakes that people make. If you find yourself guilty of any of these, you need to stop committing it right now.
- Overwashing your hair
Wash your face twice a day, wash your hair once a day. That should be the ultimate rule. Ever.
- Washing your hair too infrequently
Foreign mags and websites might tell you that it’s all right to wash your hair once every two or three days, but that might not be advisable in Singapore’s humid weather. The oil and sweat buildup not only makes your hair smell, but also makes it appear limp and heavy.
- Using hair curler or straightener on wet hair
That sizzling sound you hear when you apply heat to wet hair might not be the sound of your hair burning (be thankful that it’s only the sound of water evaporating), but the heat can certainly scorch your follicles and damage them. Hairstyling tools should only be used on dry hair.
- Applying conditioner on the whole hair
Yes, conditioners are meant to moisturise your hair, but you don’t have to apply it on your whole head including your scalp. In fact, that’s one of the causes of clogged pores and pimples on the scalp. Just apply the conditioner to the ends of your hair where it’s the driest.
- Wearing your hair too tight
Sometimes, flyaways and bangs can get annoying especially when the weather is sweltering hot, but you don’t have to tie your hair into a tight ponytail or bun to keep it out of your face. The pull not only leads to breakages and split ends, but also can cause your hairline to recede. Instead of pulling back your hair, wear a hairband or pin up your bangs.
- Bleaching your own hair
Bleaching is a complex process that should be left in the hands of the hairstylists. One wrong move and you will find yourself losing clumps of hair or having an icky orange-toned blond hair (unless that’s the colour you want). The process might seem easy – add bleach powder to developer and apply on hair. But that’s also when everything will go wrong. There’s no such thing as the “golden ratio” – it all depends on your hair condition. And there’s no fixed time to leave it on either. So unless you understand your hair condition very well, it’s best to leave it to the experts.
Psst… In case you’re wondering why we’re going on and on about hair, it’s because our first CLEO Beauty Star product is a haircare product!
The CLEO Beauty Star product is an awesome item that is a must-have on your vanity table. Consider it our seal of approval.
And our first product is… well, you just gotta stay tuned to our Facebook page to find out! Hint: It creates a miracle for your hair.
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