5 Common Ways You’re Damaging Your Hair Without Realizing it Hair
Fellow #SENAbabe and #SENAdude, today, we are embarking on an expedition into the lush wilderness of your hair. Our mission? To expose the five undercover assassins mercilessly damaging your precious locks, all while maintaining their innocent facades.
A Hot, Steamy Scenery
A long, hot shower is a guilty pleasure that we all share. It relaxes our tired muscles and hydrates our dry skin. However, our hair suffers silently in the middle of this bliss. The blistering heat ruthlessly strips our hair of its natural oils, leaving us with a desert-like scalp and split ends that resemble a perplexing fork in the road. It’s time for a change. Accept the pleasant touch of warm water. It may not have the charm of a hot spring in Iceland, but your hair will thank you for the much-needed relief.
Ever heard the age-old adage, “100 strokes a day keeps the tangles at bay?” Well, sorry to break it to you, but this is not a golden rule to live by. In fact, over-brushing can cause more harm than a tangled bird’s nest on a windy day.
Contrary to popular belief, your hair isn’t aspiring to become a crash-test dummy. Each unnecessary stroke causes friction, leading to breakage, frizz, and an overall “I-stuck-my-finger-in-a-socket” look. Be gentle with your hair. Treat it as you would a priceless piece of art, with minimal and soft touches.
The Great Towel Turban Tragedy
Wrapping your hair up in a towel-turban post-shower might make you feel like a glamorous Hollywood diva, but your hair has a different perspective. It feels like it’s trapped in a suffocating headlock, losing life one strand at a time.
Rough towel-drying can cause hair to fray and become as brittle as the stale bread loaf sitting on your kitchen counter. Instead, consider pat drying or using a soft microfiber towel, your hair’s best friend in disguise.
Chemical Warfare on Your Scalp
Coloring, straightening, perming, oh my! Sure, it’s fun to mix things up, but remember that you’re actually launching an all-out chemical assault on your tresses. These treatments can leave your hair begging for a white flag of surrender, as brittle as a dried-out twig and just as lifeless.
Try to cut down on the frequency of these harsh treatments, or better yet, look for natural alternatives like our SENA Pre-Cleanse Treatment 😊 Because let’s be real, a chemically-fried-straw look isn’t quite the high fashion trend you’d want to go for.
Tight Ponytail Panic
Ponytails, buns, braids – all unsuspecting, attractive hairstyles with a darker side. Tight hairstyles can put excessive tension on your hair follicles, leading to traction alopecia, a condition as scary as it sounds.
Your hair didn’t sign up for a game of tug-of-war, so let’s not pull it into one. Opt for looser hairstyles, or if you simply can’t resist, let’s not make it a 24/7 style statement.
So there you have it – the five undercover culprits caught in the act. Remember, your hair is your crown, and it’s high time you start treating it as such. With a few tweaks and a dash of TLC, you’re well on your way to healthier, happier hair. Until next time, hair voyagers!