10  Hair-damaging Habits

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WASHING HAIR WITH SHAMPOO 

Hair-saving changes: - Shampoo gently. - Rinse the shampoo from your     head without rubbing it in.

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Forgoing the use  of a conditioner.

Hair-saving changes: - Conditioner after every   shampoo.

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Towel-drying hair

Hair-saving changes: - Towel-dry your hair. - Air-dry your hair.

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Wet hairbrushing.

Hair-saving changes: - Straight hair? After drying,   carefully comb your hair with a   wide-tooth comb. -  Are your curls tight or textured?   Use a wide-tooth comb on moist   hair.

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Blow drying, hot combing, or curling.

Hair-saving changes: -  Air-dry your hair when feasible. -  Lowest heat setting. -  Avoid hot combs and curling irons. -  Use these tools weekly or less.

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Long-lasting styling products

Alterations that can aid in avoiding hair damage: -  Attempt a new do that does not    call for the use of this item.

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Putting your hair in a tight ponytail, bun, or cornrows and pulling it back.

Hair-saving changes: -  Pull hair back loosely. -  Use hairstyle-specific covered    rubber bands. -  Try a non-pulling hairdo.

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Weaves or extensions.

Hair-saving changes: -  Avoid pulling light weaves. -  Extension and weave salons. -  2–3 months of professional   weaves or extensions. -  Weaves and extensions need   clean scalps. -  Cut hair to avoid extensions.

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Coloring, perming, or relaxing hair.

Hair-saving changes: -  Dry air delays touch-ups. Winter       touch-ups. -  Only color, relax, or perm. Perm or   relax hair before coloring. -  After showering. -  Zinc oxide leave-in conditioner   and   wide-brimmed hats protect    hair.

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Brushing 100 times a day or tugging to style. 

Hair-saving changes: -  Hairstyle only. Avoid daily             brushing. A myth. -  Wide-tooth comb hair carefully. -  Brush, comb, and style hair    without tugging. -  Detangle with conditioner.