3 Surprising Ways You’re Destroying Your Hair, Part 2
Welcome back to part two of Active Care’s short blog series. In our recent post, we began sharing expert insights about all the ways you might be destroying your hair — and contributing to thinning hair and hair loss in the process. In case you missed our first blog, here are some of the ways you might be ruining your hair with these daily practices:
- Using the wrong brush for your hair type
- Brushing your hair right when you get out of the shower
- Ignoring your scalp
Let’s pick up where we left off last time and look at three more ways you are damaging your hair.
Three Ways You’re Destroying Your Hair
Coloring your hair is a great way to have a little fun with your locks, enhance your natural beauty, and cover those dreaded grey hairs. But overcoloring can damage your scalp, causing dryness, while causing breakage in the hair shaft. While there are many healthy color options available these days, avoid overcoloring and overprocessing your hair.
Tip: Rely more on root touch-ups every six weeks or so, rather than a full color.
Cranking Up the Heat
From blow dryers to curling wands and flat irons, there is certainly no shortage of heat-styling tools. While these amazing innovations in styling tools have come a long way since the crimper of the 80s, oftentimes, people don’t set them to the appropriate temperatures.
Tip: Start on a lower setting and work your way up from there. Make use of the cool setting on your blow dryer to cool your hair down after blow drying it on medium or high heat.
Not Protecting Your Hair from UV Rays
Even though we slather ourselves in sunscreen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, our poor scalps are often forgotten. What’s more, many people are unaware that the sun can damage hair, just as it can damage skin. The powerful UV rays have a dulling effect on hair color and can enhance dryness that leads to those pesky split ends we all despise.
Tip: Try using scalp and hair products that have SPF. Lightly spritz your hair and scalp with spray-on sunscreen to help prevent sun damage.
Add Procapil Into Your Routine
While some of these damaging hair care habits are hard to avoid, making small changes to your beauty and grooming regimen while being more mindful of the products and styling tools you use can make a big difference. If you are experiencing thinning hair or have complete or partial hair loss, Active Care has a range of hair loss solutions formulated just for you. Take, for instance, Pro|Gen Active, which contains procapil, a clinically-proven ingredient that effectively prevents hair loss while stimulating new hair growth.
Looking for health supplements that benefit your scalp and hair? Learn more about Pro|Gen Phase 1 Ideal Complex Booster formulas for men and women. Get that soft, luscious hair you desire!