What are the causes of a bad hair day and how to fix it?
Does it sound familiar? You blow-dry your hair the way you normally do, straighten and treat it with styling products but it still doesn’t want to look as it should. You regularly take good care of your strands, yet some mornings can still bring an unpleasant surprise. Here we offer some tips on how to fix and avoid a bad hair day.
What does it mean to have a bad hair day?
A bad hair day isn’t the same for everyone. For some people, it means finding yourself with greasy limp strands in the morning. For others, it comes with a frizzy mane that sticks up and that cannot be properly styled. Why does a bad hair day even happen? Here are some reasons that may lead to unruly, disobedient hair.
Shampoos are not created equal, even though the primary use of them is to cleanse the hair and scalp. Even if you go for a product that is right for your hair type, it might still be causing you trouble.
Why? Certain chemicals contained in shampoos can stay on your scalp even after washing, thus making your hair greasy. It is, therefore, useful to switch between clarifying and nourishing shampoos.
Washing with hot water
While you’re washing your hair, remember to pay attention to the water temperature. Who doesn’t like a hot shower after a tiring day? While it’s definitely good to relieve tension in the body, it can cause more stress to your scalp and hair. High temperature increases the production of sebum which may lead to a bad hair day. The heat from the water can also cause heat damage to the hair strands.
Overusing hair products
Conditioners, hair masks, styling sprays are all indispensable parts of a hair regimen. However, it is really easy to go overboard with them. For example, if you apply just a tiny bit too much of cosmetic oil, you risk immediately ending up with flat strands that look dirty.
Not cleaning your styling tools
Did you know that you need to clean your hair brush at least once a month? If it comes into contact with your scalp and hair every day, bacteria, dust and product build-up can easily accumulate on the bristles. So, every time you run your brush through the strands, you are putting all this dirt back on your head. The same is relevant for hot styling tools.
Sometimes, a bad hair day is caused by internal factors, i.e. hormones. A hormonal imbalance, for example, increased levels of progesterone or androgens, promote the overproduction of sebum, thus, giving your mane that greasy feel and look.
Air humidity makes a bad hair day
Those with wavy or curly tresses definitely know the struggle on rainy days, all your styling attempts go in vain. High porosity hair is prone to turning unruly as a reaction to humid air.
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What can I do when I have a bad hair day?
If you’re familiar with bad hair days, follow these tips to avoid them in the future to keep your hair looking tidy and presentable.
Use a mild cleansing shampoo
Harsh chemicals such as sulphates and parabens are an absolute no-go for coarse and unruly hair as they dry out the shaft even more. If your strands tend to get oily fast, avoid protein-based and oil-based formulas.
The universal choice, suitable for all types, would be a gentle cleansing shampoo with natural ingredients which you can alternate with a shampoo specifically for your hair type.
Blow-dry with care and avoid a bad hair day
Choosing the hottest temperature on your hair dryer will indeed speed up the process of blow-drying, but it can well be the start of your bad hair day. First, hot air stimulates the sebaceous glands that will result in a greasier scalp.
Second, it raises the cuticle which can add up to that frizz. Always blow-dry with cool or warm air, from the roots towards the ends.
Change your hairdo to get your hair to cooperate
If you always style your mane in the same fashion, the hair gets accustomed to it, so it can be more difficult to create a different look on your head. For example, change the parting every now and then. If it is always the same, the hair roots will get used to it, lay flat and have no volume.
Make use of dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is a great product that can instantly freshen up limp strands and turn a bad hair day into a good one. It is especially useful if you have no time to wash your hair. Spray dry shampoo on the roots, massage it in with your fingertips and leave it for a couple of minutes to work. Brush out well.
Avoid bed hair by sleeping with a bun or braid
If your hair is medium or long in length, never sleep with your hair down as you’ll definitely wake up to a bad hair day. Loose hair tangles easily, especially if you tend to toss and turn a lot while sleeping. Plus, the friction between your head and the pillow can damage the cuticle and make the shaft more prone to breakage.
You should tie your hair up in a loose bun or a loose braid – but be aware that a braid may give you a few loose waves. Another helpful tip is to invest in silk or satin pillowcases, as cotton fabrics can be too rough on the gentle hair structure.
Apply hair oil or serum to fix messy hair
Oils and serums are a great solution for frizzy, coarse, and tangled hair. They act as lubricants for the shaft and can instantly smooth out frizzy jumbled tresses. Remember that more is less if you don’t want to lose any volume. Just a few drops of product will suffice.
Luckily, there are a few ways you can quickly fix your strands. To prevent bad hair days, follow a proper hair regimen and make use of hair care products that are gentle to your strands.
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