Very few people want to cause harm, especially when it comes to their beloved locks. But despite their best intentions, people end up adopting a slew of bad hair habits that dry, break, and otherwise damage their precious tresses.
In some cases, people don’t realize that their harming their hair. With so many sites spewing contradictory hair care tips, it’s hard to know which ones are actually worth adding into your daily regime. (FIY: Washing your hair with orange Fanta actually does amp up the volume.) Other times, people know that they are damaging their hair, but continue with their routines in hopes of mastering the DIY blowout or attaining the perfect work hairstyle. Honorable goals, yes, but not ones that worth ruining your hair. No matter how badly you want beach waves in the winter, it’s important to take care of your hair by using the right products, tools, and techniques.
In an effort to set the record straight on good and bad hair habits, I spoke with Kym Prager-Wilson, owner and stylist at the Medusa Salon in Brooklyn, NY, about bad hair habits to find out once and for all what’s good for your locks and what’s most definitely not.