5 Everyday Activities That Are Hurting Your Hair

It’s not like you can avoid them

Everyone loves a good hair day—too bad they are too few and far in between! Not only are there tons of things out there that can damage your locks, many of your seemingly harmless daily habits actually already do. Here are a few that you may not have realized were hurting your hair:

Wearing tight hairstyles
You may love putting your hair up into chic high ponytails or picture-perfect ballerina buns, but you’re pretty much stressing your follicles to the limit whenever you do this. Leave your hair loose more often so it can breathe and relax.

Leaving it exposed to the sun
Too much sunshine can actually damage your locks, dehydrating them until they’re dull and lifeless. Keep your hair healthy by using protective shampoos and conditioners and covering up with a hat or umbrella whenever you step out.

Playing with your hair
Who knew just touching your hair a lot was causing it so much harm? Constant contact with your fingers can strip your strands of their natural oils, leaving them vulnerable to breakage and drying out.

Brushing it while it’s still wet
We know it's easier and faster to detangle your tresses when they're still slick with water, but your hair is actually much more fragile when it’s wet and running a brush through it will snag or snap the strands. Stick to wide-toothed combs if you must brush your wet hair.

Using harmful products
As is always the case when it comes to proper grooming, using the wrong products can do more harm than good. Instead, use products like Dove Intense Repair Shampoo which can prevent damage, allowing you to do anything with your hair—without worries. It instantly repairs damage and stops it before it even starts!**

Check out this film to see how Dove encourages you to #DoveFirstPlayAfter:

Your hair is your crowning glory, so you should do your best to keep it healthy, happy, and safe from harm, even at your own hands.

**Damage refers to roughness and dryness with regular system use.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Dove.
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