The 10 Worst Things You Do to Your Hair

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1. USING OLD STYLING TOOLS

"After each styling session, remove the hair from the brush," advises Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist in New York.

2.USING A ROUGH ELASTIC

If pulled too tightly, a dense, thin hair tie can irritate your strands and cause breakage.

3.INFUSING HAIR WITH TOO MANY CHEMICALS

Too many artificial chemicals are bad for any part of your body — and Too much coloring, keratin-ing, and relaxing can cause breakage and damage.

4.SETTING THE HEAT TOO HIGH

your cuticles to dry out and snap off, leaving you with thirsty-looking strands. That's why we're told not to use our styling tools with the heat turned all the way up.

5.SKIPPING HEAT PROTECTANT

You've heard it over and over again, but for good reason. "Heat protectant spray is important to prevent damage to the hair shaft,"

6.GOING TOO LONG BETWEEN HAIRCUTS

it's also a wake-up call that you're due for a trim. Over time, split ends tend to divide into even bigger split ends, causing your hair to thin and weaken. 

7.BRUSHING FROM THE ROOTS DOWN

Brushing your hair from the top to the bottom can result in snags and breakage.Divide your hair into 3 to 4-inch sections and smooth from the bottom up for a gentler.

8.HANDLING WET HAIR ROUGHLY

When hair is wet, cuticle scales can lift, making moist strands more delicate and more susceptible to breakage and split ends than dry hair. 

9.SLATHERING ON TOO MANY PRODUCTS

The last things you want to do are cause build-up and strip your hair of its natural oils. If you have fine hair, your locks will end up weighed down, creating

10.KEEPING THE SAME SHAMPOO FOR CHANGING HAIR

Most women seem to think that they need to routinely switch their shampoo in order to keep locks from building up a tolerance to product.

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