Are you making these shower mistakes?

Oops, you did it again! No, not eat leftover for pizza (sometimes it just has to be done), you made a shower no-no, hair experts would cringe at! 

Don’t know what we’re harping on about? 

Sometimes (actually all the time), we hear of so many women making common shower mistakes that ultimately damage their hair. Yep, you read correctly. Instead of revitalising and rejuvenating hair, your shower routine could be its reason for peril. Don’t freak out though; the BondiBoost Team are here to help. 

Keep reading to find out top shower mistakes you could be making and how to reprimand them a-sat! 

Mistake #1: Not using the right type of products for your hair type 
Ever just go to the supermarket and buy whatever old shampoo/ conditioner is on special? The thought literally sends shivers down our spine! Just like human’s bodies, every person’s hair is unique and different. Therefore, hair care products are not a one size fits all kind of situation.

Color treated or highly damaged hair:
This hair type calls for some extra special TLC to revitalise dry and porous locks. Aim to use a shampoo and conditioner formulated with deeply nourishing essential oils to add extra moisture and hydration back into the follicles. 

Blonde Hair:
If you’re a #blondebabe you’ll understand when we say ‘there’s no better feeling than salon-fresh blond’. The downside to this is that that perfect blonde colour is hard to maintain, turning yellow very quickly. Always use purple pigmented shampoo and conditioner to whisk away brass and tone those beautiful locks. Purple is opposite to yellow on the color wheel, and when applied to hair pigment, one cancels out the other. In simple terms; purple shampoo = no more brass!

Curly Hair:
Curly hair is often more dry/ porous than it’s straight alternatives, as the scalp’s natural oils find it harder to reach the end of the strands. Investing in ‘curl-specific’ shampoo and conditioner is key to delivering just the right amount of extra moisture to your locks without weighing them down or making them greasy. 

Mistake #2: Using Sulfates for Deeper Cleansing
Sulfates are used in hair products because they are a cheap ingredient to use that removes grime and dead skin cells from the scalp. HOWEVER, to do this, sulfates actually strip hair follicles dry of all the other vital nutrients that are essential for hair health and strength. 

By choosing a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate-free, you’re still cleaning the dirt and dead cells from your scalp but continue to nourish the living hair cells. 

Mistake #3: Skipping Weekly Hair Masks
Although technically speaking, hair (outside of the scalp) is dead, almost everything, from the weather to hot tools, can cause excess stress on hair. This makes it imperative to perform a weekly hair mask religiously to show your locks some extra TLC and love. 

Hair Masks are game-changers in hair health as they provide a concentrated, potent shot of hair-loving nutrients to your scalp. They’re especially beneficial for dry, damaged, or frizzy hair as they are (on the most part) formulated with essential oils. These oils are readily absorbed and used by the scalp for healthier hair. 

Mistake #4: Drying Your Hair With A Regular Towel
Your hair is delicate at the best of times, especially when wet. When hair is damp or wet, it loses all elastic properties and is highly susceptible to breakage. If you dry hair with a regular towel, the excessive, rough wringing or rubbing can cause friction; a literal recipe for split ends. Your poor locks don’t stand a chance girlfriend! 

Where possible, allow for hair to air dry, or if you’re in a pinch for time, invest in a soft, microfibre towel/ turban. Microfibres are singular fibres that are soft, gentle and extremely absorbent. Proven to cut drying time down by as much as 50%, the elimination of vigorous rubbing is a game-changer in the split end and frizz department. 

Mistake #5: Using Harsh Products To Get Rid Of Dandruff
Dandruff is a sensitive topic and requires equally as sensitive hair care products to combat. If you suffer from dandruff, using conventional shampoo and conditioners to clean and treat hair is potentially causing more harm than good to your irritated, itchy scalp. 

The harsh chemicals used in these types of brands are useful in removing dandruff from hair but they also strip all other moisture from the scalp in the process. So while initially getting rid of dandruff, they don’t fix the root cause (a dry scalp), and thus a repetitive problem arises. 

Instead of conventional anti-dandruff products, opt for a more natural, gentle alternative. Anti-dandruff products should use highly hydrating and nourishing ingredients (such as Zinc and Aloe Vera) to soothe and protect the scalp, putting skin issues to rest.

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