Hairdresser says we’ve been using shampoo ‘wrong’ and gives expert care tips

A hairdresser has revealed some of the most common hair mistakes that people make – including the way we use shampoo.

It’s common knowledge that washing your hair regularly is the best way to keep it in good, clean condition. But there’s an extra step that many of us are missing out, according to @thehairgirlnz on TikTok.

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She made a video for her followers detailing the things she thinks are the most important when it comes to haircare, telling her followers that shampooing twice is an absolute must.

The Mirror reports that the content creator discussed how many times you should be using shampoo on your hair every week.

In a short video, she said: “You need to shampoo your hair twice in order to get the benefits from your shampoo, it will also help with oiliness so you will find you will not need to wash it as often.”

It can be hard to reduce the amount of times you need to wash your hair a week, but perseverance is key and it won’t be long before you see results.

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She also shared some vital knowledge about heat protectants which you might not have even thought about.

The woman explained: “We all know what it’s like when we burn our skin, imagine what it’s doing to our hair if we’re not using thermal protection, you’re going to end up with some much breakage.

She adds that you should never use heat tools above 200 degrees as this could cause serious damage to your hair.

The hairdresser also warned of one thing that she hardly ever does to her hair for fear of causing breakage and damage, saying: “I would never wear my hair in a sleek bun or ponytail more than once in a blue moon.”

“This can cause traction alopecia, a receding hairline, and extreme breakage on the hair,” she claims.

Traction alopecia is damage to the hair follicle caused by excessive tugging or pulling.

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Finally, she said she would never use hair elastics in her hair which can cause more breakage than claw clips.

In response, another TikToker was quick to rebuke some of these tips – but the stylist pleaded with her to use them.

One person wrote: “I wash my hair every 10 days, use elastics, use a straightener, and curler and not protective, I’m in my 30s and hair is lush.”

The stylist replied: “Girl, heat protectant, imagine how much more lush your hair would feel.”

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