8 Habits That Can Destroy Your Hair

Between damaged and healthy hair people, there’s a third kind that doesn’t even go near Hair Treatments, heat-styling, or other elements, and yet their hair feels completely destroyed. The reason? Chemical treatments, heat-styling, and the environment aren’t the only factors affecting your hair. Sometimes, it’s those little things in your daily routine that can ruin your hair in the long run, if you do not become aware of the effects. Let’s have a look at some of the habits that actually have the tendency to turn your hair into a big pile of mess:

Using SLS Shampoos 

One of the biggest mistakes in hair care is to use shampoos that contain sulfates and parabens. These products, no doubt, take away all of the dirt and oil sebum, but they also take away the natural moisture of your hair, and in the long run, you’re left with dry, broken, vulnerable hair. Good for you, GK Hair has a wide range of shampoos and conditioners which are free of all kinds of harsh chemicals, including sulfates, parabens, glutens, phthalates, DEA, and TEA. No matter your hair type, we have a solution in the form of Moisturizing Duo, Balancing Duo, and Shield Duo.


Moisturizing Duo


Hot Showers 

Hot shower in cold weather feels like a blessing. And once you’re in, no power in the world can drive you out of it. But no matter how heavenly a hot shower feels, it’s an enemy to your hair, as it damages your hair protein, and dries out your roots and strands, which results in more sebum. The steam from the hot showers also causes your hair cuticles to open, allowing the moisture to escape more easily. The result? Super dry hair.  

Skipping On a Healthy Diet 

It’s okay to take in a hamburger or two in a month or so, but consuming a diet everyday that doesn’t contain healthy nutrients and vitamins will wreck your hair in the long run. Also, not drinking enough water will dry out your hair and leave you with weak, dehydrated strands. Try to maintain a healthy diet and increase protein intake. Remember, Don’t switch your routine altogether at once; instead, take it in baby steps. Skip an unhealthy meal one day, take in a healthy meal the next day. 

Sleeping With Your Hair Loose

This concern isn’t talked about enough. Ten bucks says many of us are told to leave our hair loose while sleeping so that the natural oils can reach the hair ends without any hurdle. While in truth, leaving your hair untied while sleeping creates friction in between hair strands, which leads to split-ends, hair breakage, excessive frizz, and hair tangles. If you’re habitual to sleeping with your hair loose, it’s time you change it. Go with a high bun or a loose braid before you go to bed, and make sure not to tie your hair too tight. Let the natural oils flow through your protected hair while you’re asleep. 


It is a common assumption that oily or greasy hair is dirty and can be cleaned off with washing it everyday. We assure you, this is not the case. Yes, if you don’t wash your hair for a long time, a good wash can help. But if your hair gets oily within 24 hours of washing it, you probably need to lay low on lathering it up and give spaces in between washes. Wash your thrice a week instead of everyday, and get away with a few spritzes of Dry Shampoo if the hair feels too oily to handle. Need a suggestion? Go with GK Hair Vegan Dry Shampoo. Its plant-based, natural formula gives your hair a gentle lift and keeps it oil-free all day long. 

No-Poo Method

Lately, the No-Poo Method has taken over the curly community for some time now. People with textured, and often non-textured hair, adopt a lifestyle where shampooing their hair is out of the question. Although people report to have a better, improved hair texture after the no-poo method, most people face severe hair fall, greasy scalp, dandruff, white flakes, itching, and other symptoms. The reason being, our hair keeps on catching environmental pollutants which mix with the sweat and sebum. When your hair isn’t washed for a long period, this buildup clogs the scalp pores which results in hair troubles. Hence, say no to no-poo. 


Vegan Dry Shampoo | GK Hair Brand


Too Much Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a good alternative for the days when you don’t feel like washing your hair. But too much Dry Shampoo for weeks can also result in clogged pores. Hence, make sure to not leave dry shampoo on your hair for longer than 72 hours, and have a refreshing hair wash. Also, use a Dry Shampoo that doesn’t leave product residue on. GK Hair Vegan Dry Shampoo is an excellent choice, as it lifts up your hair without leaving any residue, and reduces the risk of clogged pores to 95%. 

Tight Ponytails 

A Tight, sleek ponytail is all the rage these days and we can’t get enough of how chic it looks. This hairdo is upright classy for once in a blue moon, but wearing it everyday would result in receding hairline, hair fragility, breakage, and much more. Since the hair is tied too tight, natural oils can’t travel down the hair shaft, causing super dryness. Therefore, go with the hairstyles that allow your hair to not be too tight, yet remain in place. 


The bottom line? Chemicals aren’t the only factor that would ruin your hair. Sometimes it’s the tiny things in your routine that we pay no attention to. Follow the expert guide to keep your hair healthy, and visit www.gkhair.com to shop your hair care.