You’ve got your routine. You treat your hair right, or at least you try to. But these common mistakes may be preventing your hair from reaching its full, glorious potential. Because when it comes to to naturally luxurious hair, it’s the little things that really make the difference.
1. Using the Same Shampoo Day In and Day Out
Your scalp is amazing in that it adjusts to what you put on it. Shampoos that regulate oil production are great in the short run, but to maintain your hair’s equilibrium you should be rotating your shampoo at least every week. Rotating shampoos also prevents buildup of certain ingredients. The 5 element shampoo system is formulated to rotate nutrients to keep your scalp healthy.
2. Brushing Hair While Wet
This is especially pertinent to those with curly hair. When your hair follicles get filled with moisture they begin to stretch. Wet hair strands are generally weaker, and breakage is more likely to occur. Allow your hair to air dry before detangling or finger detangle in the shower with a good conditioner, like the Pearl Essence Creme Rinse.
3. Not Wetting Your Hair Enough
We always recommend diluting our shampoos to ease the lather process. The same principle applies to your hair. To get the full effect of your shampoos saturate your strands for a good 3-4 minutes as a pre-shampoo warmup.
4. Not Drying With a T-Shirt
Wringing your hair out with a towel can cause tangles, excessive friction, and breakage. Instead, wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt, which will dry the strands but not suck up any essential moisturizing agents.
5. Taking Super-hot Showers
Warm water is great in that it opens up your follicles to receive moisture and nourishment from your shampoos and conditioners. But if we leave our follicles open for too long they become susceptible to clogging and buildup. Finish your showers with a cold water rinse. This will close those follicles, sealing in beneficial moisture. Apple cider vinegar, found in our apple cider vinegar shampoo, also acts as a great exfoliate for open follicles.
There you have it! You’re 5 steps closer to naturally beautiful hair. What small tips have you discovered for washing hair? Let us know in the comments below.