The 5 Biggest Hair No-No’s

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We all need a little extra help to make our hair a little healthier. These 5 tips are things that you should definitely stay away from to help your look and feel better!

The 5 Biggest Hair No-No's

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  • Shiloh Barkley

    I wish I could go longer without washing–agreed! I can do every other day. I have itchy scalp and I figured out if I wash more often, it’s less itchy.

    • Christine

      I had itchy scalp too but since I have grown my hair longer I pushed myself to leave washing it for longer, ponytails are great for this. After a few weeks I noticed no more itch and I can go 4 or 5 days between wash. I think you just need to give your scalp time to ‘normalise’.

    • Sara

      Try a vinegar rinse, it soothes the scalp (the same way it helps heal sunburn) 2 tbs vinegar to a cup of cold water. Rinse after conditioning and the cold water will also help seal your hair- make it shiny! Once your hair dries, I promise it wont smell like vinegar. If it does, make sure to rinse your hair with more water before ending your shower.

    • Madison

      Actually, by washing your hair more often, you are drying it out causing your skin to be more flaky. The itching you are experiencing is not a result of dirty hair, but a result of washing it to much. I would recommend washing your hair every 3-4 days. How I do it, is wash my hair at night, let it dry while I sleep, flatiron it the next day(day 1), curl it day 2, and do some sort of ponytail or bun the 3rd day. Hope this helps! Best wishes, Madison❤️

  • Carissa

    I live in a super arid climate and HAVE to use leave in conditioner. It makes such a big difference in frizz and static reduction. Also, there are many other reasons your scalp could itch besides washing it too much, if it doesn’t get better after a couple weeks, i would try an anti itch shampoo that keeps working even after you rinse.

  • rose water

    Thanks for the great, informative post!! :-) I’m doing all of the above (yay!) and started doing that about a year ago. I wash my hair every 3 days and my hair is happier and shinier now. I also don’t use shampoo (or any other product!) because of the chemicals in it. I use Moroccan Rhassoul Clay which works wonderns both for hair and skin If I need a conditioner, I spray it with Apple Cider Vinegar and rinse it out. In between washes I use corn starch when my hair gets a little greasy. I’m blonde so the corn starch doesn’t show. I heard brunettes can use cocoa powder!?
    Have a great Sunday :-)

  • elizabeth

    I have to shower every other day or else my hair becomes an oily mess! I don’t use conditioner because I’ve noticed it makes my hair more oily, have any tips for that? Thanks!!

    • Mackenzie

      Using a baby powder or corn starch helps remove some of the excess grease and you should brush your hair from the root down to spread the oil into your tips. Also don’t not use conditioner at but use a little less of it and apple cider vinegar is a great clarifyer and moisturizer for your hair ad scalp it helps remove the extra stuf your hair doesn’t need and leaves it soft and shiny. But the more you start letting your hair get greasy the longer it will eventually take to need to be washed. I only wash my hair once a week now.

  • Rachel

    Im trying to grow my hair out. But it is such a slow process. its been over a year and a half and its only grown about 3 inches. ( obviously with trims occurring). I have fine, thin hair and seem to have to wash my use conditioner every day. I know this isn’t good for my hair, but otherwise it looks gross! I have tried a couple dry shampoos but they don’t seem to cut the grime…I know the conditioner doesn’t help with the grime but I have Trouble combing out the tangles if I don’t use it with every wash…

    Frustrated, any recommendations??

    • Kimmy

      Maybe, instead of conditioning all of your hair, avoid applying it to the roots, i.e. only apply to the length of hair – I don’t know if that makes sense but basically only from the nape of the neck beyond.

      Hope that helps :)

  • Kimmy

    Totally agree with washing hair less often! I wash my hair every 4th day – my hair gets to the bottom of my rib cage so it’s just so much easier and cheaper to wash it less frequently. However I also have a problem with my hair becoming oily if I don’t wash it every two days so to solve that, I rinse my hair on the second day of not being washed. These are also the days that I condition my hair. Something else I’ve noticed since I started washing my hair this way, is that I have a lot less hair falling out.

    P.S. I’m only 19 years old so for any young adults/teens out there reading this and thinking “OMG that’s gross!!!” or whatever, just give it a try for about 2 months or so before deciding that it’s ridiculous – it take about a week or two for your hair to adjust to the less frequent washing regime.

  • whitney

    so on the days that yours NOT washing your hair…do you still wet it in the shower or just toss it in a bun and try to keep it dry?

    • Lisa LD

      Get yourself a shower cap! They’re cheap, they look dumb but they’re funny, and they work.

  • Aimee

    I shampoo twice and condition once. Shampoo, rinse, shampoo, rinse, a nickel size amount of conditioner (my hair goes to the back of my knees) and pin it up in a clip and leave in for about 3-5 minutes. Rinse really well. Yes apply only to the “ends” from the nape of the neck on.

  • Lisa LD

    I am so with you on the vitamins. Also, sleep and water. Water water water water water! Nothing is truly better than that. Considering hair and nails are made of dead skin cells, consider what nourishes fe skin from the inside out. The dermis really will not absorb much from the outside in. Protein is more important for their hair and nails than a lot of people realize, keeps your circulation primo, and helps make nails super strong; the same thing goes for skin (and mood regulation…) except times a BILLION for Vitamin D. The one I’ve done the most research on would be prenatal vitamins, which every female on birth control should be taking anyway. B Vitamins are important and also fish oil.

  • lumien

    Hi.. I live in a super super humid weather condition.. Which makes it necessary to wash my hair everyday from sweating and other pollution… And I have noticed it that if I go a day without washing my hair I’ll suffer from excessive hairfall… Over and above my already hairfall trouble… I need help… I am going crazy about my hairfall and want to know what can be done about this..

    • http://MyFashionChronicles Melanie

      Great question, have you tried dry shampoo at all? It absorbs the oil and impurities in your hair so that you don’t have to wash your hair every day. I think this could help you! Even if it let you go every other day, I think you would benefit from that. Here are a few products I like.

      Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
      and a cheaper option is the- Suave Dry Shampoo

      If your hair is falling out excessively, I can totally relate to this! I have had a few babies and sooo much hair falls out afterwards. I use a hair promoting vitamin (anything high in biotin, really) and that seems to speed up the re-growth. Nioxin is supposed to also help with hair falling out.

      Hope this helps! Good luck:)

  • Lucky

    I live in high humidity weather year round, my hair is wavy. I find using really good professional products, less washing, more frequent trims and not combing or brushing the hair and avoiding ALL heat appliances, my hair has never been happier!

  • Abbie

    All of these people do not know how to spell ? I keep hearing that apple cider vinegar is good for you..but the acidics? There are acids in apple cider vinegar so how is that good for your hair/scalp? Also, what about coconut oil? Does that work?

  • Lyra

    Sorry but I follow the CG method and use only conditioner and have the most voluminous wurls, my hair could cover two people standing next to each other, no joke, and I also trim my hair once every six months and it’s silky and healthy as balls. I say you ditch this list and try to find what’s best for you by trial and failure. Except for the heat part, that one’s true, don’t use heat.