24.01.2023 - 22:33 / dailyrecord.co.uk
A professional hair stylist has revealed the five things she would never do to her own hair - and one is something most people do regularly.
The New Zealand based expert has said she would never shampoo her hair just once and must do it at least twice during every wash. Known as the Hair Gal, the woman regularly shares her insider tips on haircare and styling on social media with her 24 thousand followers.
In a video shared to TikTok, @thehairgirlnz said that " I would never not shampoo my hair twice", as only giving it a once over won't offer a full clean.
In a clip captioned: "These are the five things I would never, ever do as a hairdresser," she said that double shampooing can also keep oiliness at bay for longer.
"You need to shampoo your hair twice in order to cleanse it and get the benefits from your shampoo," she explained. "It will also help with oiliness so you'll find you won't need to wash it as often."
Other habits this specialist tries to avoid include limiting how often she wears her hair back in sleek, tight ponytails, as they can speed up hair loss.
She added: "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."
The Hair Gal also swears by using thermal protector sprays before applying hot tools like which can damage strands. "You know what it's like when we burn our skin, imagine what it's doing to our hair," she said.
Similarly, she advises against using heated tools above 200C as too high a heat can cause "irreversible damage". Finally, the professional said that she prefers to use loose scrunchies to keep her hair back in place of tighter hair ties daily.
She concluded: "They will cause