5 Bad Hair Habits to Break in 2019
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You rang in 2019, now it’s time to plan your New Year resolutions. While brainstorming ways to make your business and health even better, don’t forget to make some fresh goals for your mane. The crown you never take off is guilty of hair habits—some good, some bad, and some you may or may not need to break for the sake of healthy hair. In the gallery ahead, see five hair habits you should definitely break in 2019, according to top stylists and colorists.
Stop Neglecting Your Scalp
One thing you need to stop doing to you hair in 2019 is neglecting your scalp health. Simply put, a healthy scalp = healthy hair. The scalp is highly susceptible to an imbalance due to product buildup, pollution, sweat, sebum, dead skin cell buildup, etc. Just like you use toner and exfoliants on your face/body, you can use apple cider vinegar rinses with essential oils as a scalp toner and exfoliate with a brush that has silicon brush head (pictured). Adding these treatments to your beauty routine at least once a month (depending on your lifestyle) will ensure a healthy, balanced scalp.
—Veronica Nunez @veronica_nunez
The Snatched Ponytail
For hair health reasons, the look should be avoided.
The snatched pony has been huge this year and I feel like some people (those who regularly do it) should do less of it because not only is it too much pressure on your head with it being pulled back tight, but it’s pulling on your hairline/edges a lot and can eventually cause the hair to thin out. Coming from personal experience, I grew up on the snatched ponytail, the deep side parts slicked down and pulled back really tight. Now my hairline seems to be a lot finer than it was. As for stylists who choose this look for a client, they can get away with doing this look on them because it’s only for an occasion but not everyday.
—Rosibel Argueta @rosibel.hair
Skipping Heat Protection
—Kathleen Riley @kathleenhair
Stop Using Box Color
Can we please in 2019 stop using box hair color?