ARE YOU GUILTY OF THIS COMMON MISTAKE AFTER WASHING YOUR HAIR?
Are you guilty of this common mistake after washing your hair?
Everyone does it, we take a shower, wash our hair then wrap it afterwards in a towel and strut around with it like this for a good 10 minutes, sometimes even longer.
We may even think that we are doing our hair a favor after all, letting the towel soak up all that excess moisture is better than blow-drying with heat, isn’t it?
In actuality, it does the opposite.
Wet hair stretches 30% its length and when you wrap it in a towel you set the hair all along the hairline under such pressure that it starts to break. If you’ve ever noticed lots of fine hair around your hair line, then this could very well be the cause. Although a towel is the worst culprit because of the weight & terry cloth texture. Turbans are no exception as they can be damaging too, causing tension along the hairline.
This is what you OUGHT TO do after washing your hair…
Squeeze the hair gently all over. You might like to try a cotton shirt instead of a towel. It’s still absorbent, but far kinder to the hair. Continue until you’ve removed as much water from the hair as possible, thereby cutting back on the drying time.
Rubbing your hair dry with a regular old bath towel is a fast track to frizzy, damaged hair — as the texture causes friction and roughs up your hair cuticles, which results to frizzy, unmanageable hair.
And if your wet hair is long and the feeling of it on your shoulders temps you to wrap it up out of the way, solve the problem by placing the towel over your shoulders, instead!