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These Are the 5 Bad Beauty Habits You’ll Want to Break in the New Year

New year, new self-care routines.

We’re all guilty of neglecting what should be a very rigid beauty routine now and again and allowing some bad beauty habits to slip in. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do after a late night out is to wash off their makeup before getting in bed. There has likely been a time or two you just slept in your fully-beat face. We’re not judging, we promise! The same goes for tugging at the edge of your eyes while applying liquid liner despite the warnings about premature crow’s feet, or skipping the SPF on even the sunniest of days!

Today, we’re running you through a few hair-related bad beauty habits you should think of severing ties with in the new year. These bad beauty habits can lead to damaged and broken tresses. We know that you want to arrive in 2021 with your strands in one piece!

In the name of making it through the coming year unscathed, check out a few bad beauty habits you’ll want to break in the new year. Read on to get inspired:

5 Bad Beauty Habits to Be Mindful Of

1. Stop using hot tools without protecting your hair.

We know, we know: Your mornings are hectic enough as they are, and you don’t want to even think about adding another step to your routine. But applying a heat protectant is key if you’re going to be using hot tools. You’re essentially burning your strands and sacrificing them to the hair gods if you don’t create a protective barrier between them and your curling iron.

It will take you a total of ten seconds to spray Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray through your hair before styling, so do your hair a favor and give them some protection before you style.

2. Avoid roughly combing your wet hair.

Are we the only ones who love the mini scalp massage that comes with running your hairbrush through your hair? It’s absolute bliss. There’s nothing wrong with combing wet hair as long as you do it carefully. Say goodbye to roughly running a brush through your hair this year and instead hold to some kind of method. We suggest spritzing your hair with Sheamoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Moisturizing Detangler to make the combing process a lot smoother. Then, start at the bottom of your hair and slowly work your way up. This will help you gently work through knots instead of tearing through them in haste.

3. Don’t overwash your hair.

If you haven’t yet found your holy grail dry shampoo, this is the year! Avoid overwashing your hair by making the most of a great dry shampoo.

4. Take care not to neglect your strands.

We’re willing to bet that you have a skincare routine extensive enough to rival a beauty counter’s collection of serums, oils, and creams. But what about your hair? Make 2021 the year you give your hair some extra love and say goodbye to neglecting your strands. Take some time to do a hair mask on a weekly basis. This will ensure that your hair stays moisturized and healthy all year long. We love TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Mask Sachet for when our strands feel dehydrated. Comb the mask through the ends of your hair and let sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out. Come next New Year’s Eve, you’ll be blessing this hair mask when you’re sporting the shiniest, healthiest-looking strands you’ve ever had.

5. Don’t pick your split ends.

While it may be tempting to peel apart your split ends, resist the urge! Splitting your hairs leads to more breakage and will only help get you on the fast track to weakening your hair over time.

That’s it! Make 2021 the year of self-care and pay extra attention to giving your strands some love.

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