If you’re struggling with hair that is dry, brittle or constantly greasy, there is a good chance that you’re unintentionally doing something to cause it. If your quest for healthy hair seems to be going nowhere, then it’s probably time to re-evaluate your hair care routine and see where you could be going wrong.

Are you harming your hair without even realising? Check our guide to hair sins which are frequently committed by men and woman on a daily basis.

Brushing Your Hair With When Wet

You shouldn’t go anywhere near your hair with a brush when it’s wet – wet hair is more susceptible to damage. The bonds within our hair are weakened by water which is why brushing can easily cause some problems. The main issue is hair breakage – especially for those who have thin hair.

If you really must brush your hair after a shower, we suggest that you towel dry it first and then use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush.

Washing Your Hair Every Day

Washing your hair every day can actually do more harm than good. It strips the natural oils from our hair, leaving it feeling dry and brittle. In fact, apart from drying out your hair, it can also cause it to fall out. So to achieve a head of healthy hair, we advise you to wash it every other day – if not longer than that.

Using Too Much Heat

This probably won’t come as a surprise to most people but using too much heat on your hair can cause a lot of damage. Devices such as hair straighteners, hair curlers and even your hair dryer are ruining your hair every time they are used. They fray your hair, leaving it dry and give you nasty split ends.

If you must use heat styling products, we advise you to use heat protection spray beforehand.

Not Getting It Trimmed Regularly

It’s important to have your hair trimmed regularly. Due to routine styling, your hair is put under a lot of pressure every day. The ends of your hair are the most susceptible to damage and are usually the first to show signs of it. By having it trimmed regularly, you can stop the damage causing problems for the rest of your hair.

If you’re suffering with hair loss or hair damage that requires professional help, DHI Manchester can help you out.

We specialise in hair restoration in Manchester, treating scalp and hair disorders with the most advanced technology.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 0161 839 3769 and a member of our experienced team will be happy to help.