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No, we’re not talking fashion faux pas; these are things you are doing to your hair on a daily basis that could be wreaking havoc to it! Let these 9 tips guide you in getting healthy looking hair.

1) Towel drying your hair too difficult?
We’re all guilty of this one, but it could actually be damaging your hair, especially at that critical time when it’s wet and more fragile than ever. Go easy on your hair and pat rather than rub.

2) Cranking the heat up high?
Although hair dryers and straighteners can get super hot, you can spare your hair and turn down this level of heat on your hair. Stick to a medium or lower setting for healthy hair.

3) Skipping heat protection products?
When you do use curlers or straighteners on your hair, you should try to protect your strands to prevent damage. Spritz hair with a heat protective spray or massage in a protective cream.

4) Tugging your wet hair with a brush?
Wet hair is much more fragile and more likely to split. Stick to a wide-toothed comb instead of your usual hairbrush to tease through the knots rather than tugging them right out of your head, thus maintaining sleek, healthy hair.

5) Not washing your hairbrush?
While most of us wash makeup brushes, we often forget about our hairbrush. Pull out stray hairs before brushing and give it a good clean in some hot water and baking soda to clean out any impurities you may have previously brushed out.

6) Forgot where your hairdresser is?
Even if you’re not keeping up a color or high-maintenance hairstyle, you still should try to book an appointment every 6-8 weeks, even if it’s for the tiniest trim. This will keep your hair looking healthy and may encourage growth. It will also help remove any split ends.

7) Pulling your hair back too tight?
Pulling your hair into a tight bun or ponytail can hurt and damage your hair, causing brittle hair to break. Try other hairstyles like a loose side ponytail or a low bun instead.

8) Bit of gel, squirt of mousse, splash of oil…
Too much product can cause build-up on your hair, creating that greasy hair feeling that you may need to wash more. Be sure to follow the product instructions and use the designated amounts.