5 Haircare mistakes to avoid

We’ve all put our hair through some tough times, from heat styling, hair colouring, and trying out countless hair products. Here are 5 hair care mistakes you may be making.

1. Not using a heat protectant

For those who love to straighten or curl your hair, using a heat protectant is a must! Most styling tools can go up to 400°-450°F and heat sprays or creams are meant to help shield the hair from extremely high temperatures.

If you are using a heat tool and spray, it’s always best to finish your hair with a hair oil to help seal the strands and keep them moisturized. The Ultimate Nourishing Leave-In Hair Oil is great as a finishing step and doesn’t make your hair feel greasy afterwards.

2. Using heat tools on wet hair

Avoid styling your hair when it is still wet or damp. Always allow your hair to fully dry before applying heat styling tools. For hair dryers in particular, it is best to let your hair air dry (or dry using a microfibre towel) up to 70-80%. Working this way will cut down your drying time and will cause less damage to the hair.

3. Not using a hair oil

Hair oils are packed with plant powered ingredients that are meant to heal and strengthen your hair. Hair oils for damaged or dry hair are great for improving hair elasticity and keeping your hair moisturized and nourished. The Ultimate Nourishing Leave-in Hair Oil is packed with 23 natural ingredients that helps to nourish and repair your hair.

4. Not using a leave-in conditioner

Use a leave-in conditioner after you wash your hair to help your hair retain its moisture and hydration.

5. Not protecting your hair from the sun

Just like the sun's UV rays are damaging to your skin, they can also be damaging to your hair. Sun damage can be avoided by using products that have UV protecting qualities like hair oils or wearing a hat.