No regular moisturizing of my hair
The shea butter was fine to use but it didn’t add moisture to my hair. My hair was dry in between washes and remained so until I figured out that my hair needed to be moisturized in between washes and that moisture meant a water based product or just plain old water.
It causes a lot of friction. I notice when I sleep and move my hair it can cause a lot of frizz at the back of the head. Dry your hair before you sleep. Some people get lazy at night and do this but it only ends up causing more work for you in the morning. You will have to work on your hair twice as long to get the frizz out. The problem is when you go to bed with your hair wet the cuticle is not quite sealed and with all the friction from moving around at night, it can cause frizz, says expert stylist, Nunzio Saviano.
Washing your hair too often too can cause a problem
It’s a common misconception that our hair, like our bodies, needs to be cleansed every day. It doesn’t. The only thing you’re doing when you wash your hair every day is stripping it of the essential oils it needs to remain healthy. If your unwashed hair is driving you crazy, try some dry shampoo.
Not being patient with your tangles:
In all honesty, you probably should wait until your hair is 70-80% dry before you begin to brush through it. Any time before that could mean you’re brushing out the conditioning treatments and good oils and nutrients, Parker says. Allow your hair to breathe for a little bit if you have the time. You’ll save your hair later.
Never knew getting into a swimming pool without wetting my hair beforehand was bad
Imagine a sponge: when it is bone dry, it can soak up a lot more water than if it was already dampened, so we are applying the same concept to your hair. If the hair is already wet, it won’t soak up as much of the chemicals that are in the pool water that cause that greenish tint. I read where Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture recommends using a spray bottle filled with distilled water – distilled water will block the chemicals from making their way into the hair fiber – but regular tap water will do fine too.
Applying product at your roots:
With the exception of root lifter, volumizing spray or mousse – Webb says you should always focus oils, creams and serums on your ends (mid-shaft is okay too, just not the roots, pretty please!?)
Fighting the humidity:
Work it in your favor by playing up the texture and taming those pesky flyaways with a hair serum or oil, says Head & Shoulders celebrity hairstyle Sunnie Brook Jones.
Not being mindful of your eating habits:
The foods you put into your body are reflected in your hair, skin, and nails. Food that carries B6 and B12 vitamins like rice, peppers, and strawberries help create red blood cells, which makes hair healthier and grow faster, says Jones.
If you haven’t experienced the kind of setbacks that I have described then please, PLEASE, learn from my errors. Wishing you all a happy hair journey !