– You’re not doing a patch test: One very important rule to go by when you try anything new for your skin and hair is to always test the new ingredients on a small patch of your skin or hair. This advice also stays intact for any kind of natural ingredients that you might want to use. It might turn out that you could be allergic to something that you don’t know yet. So always choose to do a patch test first instead of going all-in with your DIYs.
– You aren’t diluting your strong ingredients: Tea tree oil. essential oils and apple cider vinegar are all very popular components for a good hair mask. But you need to dilute them properly. If not, these ingredients will lead to burns, irritation and hair fall too. So make sure you always read up a little on how to dilute strong ingredients.
– You’re using ingredients that aren’t working for your hair type: When you wish to use some natural ingredient for your hair care, you need to be thorough with your hair type and the kind of ingredients that will work for you. It might turn out that the ingredients you are using for your DIY hair masks don’t even work for most hair types. You’re wasting your time and damaging your hair by being unknown to these facts. So do yourself a favour and research more on your hair type and the ingredients you wish to use.
– You’re getting overboard with the massage: A stimulating scalp massage should be restricted to once or twice a week. This increases your blood circulation and results in strong and healthy hair. But if you are too aggressive with your massage, it will result in hair fall. A gentle massage involves more stimulation than just rubbing and should not go on for more than 5-10 minutes.
– You aren’t paying attention to your hair type while oiling them: Oiling your hair is a really good idea. But you need to understand your hair type first. If you have an oily scalp, your hair doesn’t need extra oil as it will end up blocking the pores. If you have a dry scalp, you can use oil moderately and not to an extent that it becomes difficult to get it off later. Over-shampooing your hair and constant friction caused by it can lead to hair fall and damaged hair quality.