by HSI Professional | Jun 19 2017
As a woman, your hair is just one of those things that really makes you feminine, but what if you’re not treating it right? There are five common mistakes that nearly everyone makes with their hair at some point and we’re going to go through them one by one.
Some of these might be familiar, and some might be entirely new. From using Argan oil for hair to leaving the towel on the rack, we’re probably going to hit at least one thing that you’ve been doing wrong.
Mistake #1: Wrapping your Hair in a Towel
Ever since you were a child you’ve been taught that the moment you step out of the shower, you need to grab the towel and wrap it around your hair. Well, that’s one way to do it, but if your prerogative is to air dry, then you might want to try something different. If you have shorter hair, then soaking up the water with a microfiber cloth might be the route you want to take.
In contrast, if you have longer hair, then we would recommend squeezing the water out while you’re standing in the shower. The reasoning here is that towels are abrasive and can make the ridges in your hair stand up, which ultimately causes frizz. Standing there and aggressively drying your hair with a bath towel is going to cause some serious problems.
Mistake #2: Drying your Hair Without Product
There is a bit of a misconception going around that ‘air drying’ means taking the lazy way out and letting your hair simply dry. You could do that, but you’re probably not going to be very happy about the end result. Using products in your hair while it’s drying will help to set it, reduce the frizz, and most importantly, add the volume you need. Professional hair oil, for example, can really go a long way in this aspect.
Mistake #3: Just Stop Playing with your Hair!
When you step out of the shower and you have wet hair, one of the things you might be inclined to do is run your fingers through it. Yes, it’s satisfying, but it’s going to cause frizz. The same goes if you choose to brush it excessively right after showering. We get it, it feels great to get the tangles out, but it’s not going to help you in the long run. Instead, use a blow-dry serum on your hair and comb through it as this will significantly reduce frizziness.
Mistake #4: Failure to Style
Theoretically, you could just wash your hair, apply some product, wait for it to dry and call it a day. You COULD do that, but if you’re air drying, then you need to style it. Do you want a curl pattern? Twist it into a tight bun. Do you want waves in your hair? If so, then you might consider braiding it after applying the product like an Argan oil leave-in – just make sure you don’t keep your hair in braids for too long as it will give an extremely crimped look.
Mistake #5: Showering Before Bed
If you’re going for an air dried look then trust us, the last thing you want to do is shower and then go lay your head against a pillow. First of all, it’s not going to help you air dry and secondly, pillows are usually extremely abrasive unless you have a satin pillowcase or something with a higher thread count.
Products like professional hair oil and other Argan hair care products can go a long way toward helping you to keep your hair looking great while you’re air drying it, just take care to make sure that you don’t commit any of the errors that we’ve mentioned above. With some vigilance and a few extra steps, your hair will be exactly what you need it to be, even after you’ve air dried it!