Ever feel like your hair is against you? Well, maybe this is why.

While you’re trying to make your hair look good on a daily basis, are you thinking about making it feel good too? If you’re not, then its time to start! We cause harm to our locks in ways we’re not even aware of; we spoke to Kate Allan, founder of Mayfive to find out the six things that are part of our everyday routines that could be damaging our hair.

1. Hot showers

Hot Showers feel great but can also dry out your hair and scalp! If this is something you cannot resist, be sure to use a shampoo and conditioner to moisturise.

2. Dirty brushes

Clean those brushes!!! A bit of warm water and shampoo to take of any debris will work perfectly – other wise you will be brushing your clean hair with a tools that have also been in your hair after a sweaty work out!

3.Tight hair styles and the wrong hair ties 

Tight ponytails and top knots can cause traction alopecia, but if you use an elastic band this will also cause damage to the fibres when it is up. A traditional scrunchie or a hair tie that looks like the old fashioned telephone cords is my best suggestion.

4. Sunglasses

Of course the best place to put your sunglasses so you don’t lose them is on your head – however if the area that goes over the nose has metal in it, it is likely to catch in your hair and pull out strands. This will result in breakage on your front hairline.

5. Applying heat to your hair for the third day running without washing 

Once you have washed your hair it is filled with nutrients from your shampoo, conditioner, leave in products. Once you apply electrical heat to the hair these tend to leave the hair. If you then re-apply heat to your hair with out washing it, you are likely to cause irreversible damage to the cuticle.

6. Over using dry Shampoo 

We all love using Dry Shampoo, however using it in excess can result to a dry flaky scalp. I’d recommend to not use it for more than 2 days before washing.

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