Hair that falls to great lengths can be gorgeous, but when not properly cared for, it can become limp and straggly. To prevent seriously messed-up strands, avoid these 4 bad habits, warns Jet Rhys of her namesake salon in Solana Beach, CA:
NOT HAVING IT CUT EVERY 4-6 WEEKS.
When you skip trims, split ends will travel up the hair shaft, making locks look limp and straggly. You’ll eventually need to cut them off – goodbye length!
“Long hair typically has a few knots and trying to remove them with too vigorous brushing will lead to breakage,” says Jet. A better way: Add leave-in conditioner while in the shower and let your hair air-dry, then gently work out tangles with a wide tooth comb, going from the ends to the roots.
PUTTING HAIR INTO A PONYTAIL WHILE IT’S WET.
That’s when it’s most fragile and it could break right off.
OVER-COLORING THE ENDS.
“The ends of your hair have been on your head for a long time and too much color will make them weak and cause potential damage.”