No we’re not talking fashion faux-pas; these are things you are doing to your hair on a daily basis that could be damaging it! Let these 10 tips guide you in how to get healthy hair.

1) Towelling your hair too hard?

We’re all guilty of this one, but it could actually be damaging your hair, especially at that critical time when it’s wet and more fragile than ever. Go easy on your hair and pat rather than rub.

2) Cranking the heat up high?

Lord knows why hair dryers and straighteners can go so hot, but you definitely don’t need this kind of heat on your hair. Stick to a medium setting or lower for healthy hair.

3) Skipping heat protection products?

When you do use curlers or straighteners on your hair, you really need to spritz it with a heat protective hair spray. 

4) Tugging through your wet hair with a brush?

Wet hair is much more fragile and likely to split. Stick to a wide-toothed comb instead of your usual hairbrush to tease through the knots rather than tugging them right out of your head, thus maintaining sleek, healthy hair.

5) Not washing your hairbrush?

While most of us wash makeup brushes, we often forget about our hairbrush and the impurities you brush out cause hair damage every time you use it. Pull out stray hairs before brushing and give it a good clean in some hot water and baking soda.

6) Forgot where the hairdresser’s is?

Even if you’re not keeping up a colour or high-maintenance hairstyle, you still need to book an appointment once a month or so for a trim to keep your hair healthy and encourage growth.

7) Scraping your hair back tight?

Pulling your hair into a tight bun or ponytail hurts and damages your hair, too, causing brittle hair to break. Try other hairstyles like a loose side ponytail or low bun for a gentler, professional look.

8) Bit of gel, squirt of mousse, splash of oil…

There is such a thing as too much hair product, and you can actually cause a build-up in your hair and on your scalp, creating greasy hair and other problems. 

9) Upside-down teasing and drying

Finally, stop back-brushing and upside-down drying your hair. Going against your hair’s natural direction weakens it. There are plenty of other ways to create va-va-voom volume!