Unveiling the Culprits: 3 Common Ways you’re Hurting your Hair


Your hair is a remarkable part of your identity, expressing your unique style and personality. However, at times, we unknowingly engage in habits that can wreak havoc on our locks. Furthermore, these detrimental practices often lead to damaged hair and increased frustration.

In this blog, brought to you by Portland’s top salon, Annastasia Salon, we’ll explore three common ways you might be hurting your hair and provide tips to help you regain and maintain your hair’s natural vitality.

Overexposure to Heat:

Heat styling tools like flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers have become an integral part of many people’s routines. However, excessive heat exposure can weaken and damage your hair over time. Additionally, this heat damage is compounded by other factors such as improper hair care routines. High temperatures strip your hair of natural moisture, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage.


Solution: To minimize heat damage, consider these tips:

  • Opt for lower heat settings on your styling tools whenever possible
  • Allow your hair to air dry partially before using a blow dryer
  • Limit heat styling to special occasions and embrace your hair’s natural texture on regular days


Aggressive Brushing and Styling:

While it’s tempting to vigorously brush or style your hair, especially when you’re running late, aggressive handling can lead to hair damage. Excessive brushing can cause hair to snap and lead to split ends, while tight hairstyles like ponytails and braids can create tension on your hair shafts and scalp.


Solution: Adopt gentler hair care practices:

  • Start brushing from the tips and work your way up to avoid unnecessary pulling
  • Alternate between loose and tight hairstyles to prevent constant tension on the hair


Chemical Overload:

Our quest for hair transformations often leads us to hair coloring, straightening treatments, and perms. At Annastasia Salon we are committed to keeping hair healthy while doing any chemical services. We have many tools in our toolbox to give you the look you want without trashing your hair and you can trust us to be honest about the results.


Solution: Be mindful of the services you expose your hair to:

  • Please consult with your stylist about your hair color and treatment options. They are here to help you make the best decision for your hair type and desired look. They can discuss the pros and cons of different color lines and treatments, and help you choose the right one for you.
  • We recommend multiple visits for transformational services to protect hair and achieve desired results without damage.
  • Use hair treatments at the time of your service and weekly in your home routine. 

Maintaining healthy hair requires more than superficial care; it demands conscious decisions and consistent practices. By minimizing heat exposure, treating your hair gently, and being mindful of chemical treatments, you can prevent unnecessary damage and promote the overall well-being of your hair. Remember, healthy hair not only looks good but also contributes to your confidence and self-esteem. So, embrace these hair-friendly habits and let your locks radiate with natural beauty with the support of the best salon in Portland specializing in services like balayage and hair transformations.

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