Break Your Bad Hair Habits!

No matter how great we are at caring for our hair chances are we all have at least one, if not more, bad hair habits. Here are a few examples along with ways to help you break them!


Bad Habit #1:  You do not cover your hair at night
In addition to helping your style last longer, covering your hair with a satin bonnet or scarf helps your hair retain moisture, prevents roughening of the cuticle that occurs during normal sleep movements against your pillow, and helps prevent split ends.  If you are just not in the habit of wearing a scarf or bonnet at night, purchase a few satin pillowcases.  These used to be difficult to find, but now satin pillowcases are available in most beauty supply stores, major retailers like Wal-Mart and Walgreens, and if all else fails, online.

Bad Hair Habit #2:  You do not drink enough water
Hydrating your body from the inside shows through your hair on the outside.  If you struggle with drinking at least 64 ounces of water or more per day, try some of the calorie-free, sugarless powders.  In the past, Crystal Light was the only maker of such drink mixes, but now there are a variety of brands and flavors and even some that do not contain any artificial sweeteners.  The fruit punch flavored drink mix tastes just like red kool-aid!bad hair habits

Bad Hair Habit #3:  You don’t take the time to moisturize your hair daily
For some women, applying a moisturizer is difficult to add to their everyday routine.  Sometimes you forget, sometimes it just seems tedious.  Try a moisturizing spritz like Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave In or Bee Mine Juicy Spritz instead.  They are quick and easy to apply and often give the hair a nice scent.

Bad Hair Habit #4:  You hate swallowing pills and therefore do not take a multivitamin
Multivitamins are excellent for your overall health and definitely help your hair to grow long, healthy and strong.  If you hate swallowing pills or always forget to take your vitamins try the new gummy vitamins.  Gummies taste just like candy and do not require water to ingest.

Most of the time when we have bad hair habits, there is always a solution to help make it easier for us.  The key is being creative and simply dedicating yourself to take better care of your hair.

Author: EbonyCPrincess

EbonyCPrincess is a Staff Writer for BHM She is a self-proclaimed hair enthusiast with a love of all things hair as long as keeping it healthy is the #1 priority. Along with informative articles, Ebony shares hairstyles, tutorials, the latest on celebrity hair trends, and much more!

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  1. I dont drink enough water and I slack on my vitamins sometimes.

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  2. Hey my bad habits are #s 2-4. I live in the Caribbean n therefore the temperature is very warm. I don’t have problems with thickness. My hear is full of body n natural shine. I use the IC Carrot Oil Moisturiser and either treseme or supreme shampoo. However, my hair is neck length n i,’be been having problems with hair growth. What advice would you guys recommend? I would love to get my hair back to original length.

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    • I meant “hair”

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  3. Numbers 2-4 are my bad habits. I’m working on drinking more water now, and hopefully soon, I can find some good vitamins (at a good price) and moisturizers.

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  4. I started using S Curl on my natural about 2 weeks ago, to give my hair moisture. My hair started to thin but I’m not getting breakage in my comb. Is this something that is common? Should I keep using the product and give it a chance to work?

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  5. I always go on a water diet and drink nothing but water like every other week, I need to do it AT LEAST every other day but I just haven’t been able to just yet

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  6. I’ve tried sleeping on a satin pillowcase. Feels cold and I feel like I’m sliding all over the place! Haha! I definitely identify with bad habit #1.

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  7. I need some hair care cosmetics. A good shampoo, a hair mask will act as an extra addition to these rules.

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  8. Hmm.. I don’t take the time to moisturize my hair daily. I have to change my bad habit

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  9. My bad hair habit is constantly Washing ( wetting/ shampooing ). My hair is thick, coarse, dry, and relaxed. I know its horrible, but I don’t know how to stop!

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    • Try out co-washing, but try doing it every other day. (That’s if you haven’t tried it yet. Didn’t see how old the post was before responding)

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  10. All of these are bad habits of mine except drinking water but I’m going to try to break them.

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  11. I drink water, sleep on satin pillow cases, ( I love pillows so I got about twelve of them covering my bed), take vitamins. I think my problem with my hair growth is the fact that I am under alot of medication, plus I have just recently had surgery. They say the stuff they use to put you to sleep messes with your hair too, I’ll have to check with my beautican.

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  12. My problem is I don’t drink enough water, but even when I do wrap my hair with a satin scarf: one side comes out great and the other doesn’t its usually a frizzy mess.

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  13. I always cover my hair but I don’t drink enough water!!

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