No we’re not talking fashion faux-pas; these are things you are doing to your hair on a daily basis that could be damaging it! Let these 8 tips to look after and help protect your hair.

1) Towelling your hair too hard?
We’re all guilty of this one, but it could actually be damaging your hair, especially at that critical time when it’s wet and more fragile than ever. Go easy on your hair and pat rather than rub.

2) Cranking the heat up high?
Lord knows why hair dryers and straighteners can go so hot, but you definitely don’t need this kind of heat on your hair. Stick to a medium setting or lower and try to kick the bad habit of always turning the heat up high.

3) Skipping heat protection products?
A key to having heathy looking hair is always using heat protective products. When you do use curlers or straighteners on your hair, you really need to spritz it with a heat protective hair spra or cream. 

4) Tugging through your wet hair with a brush?
Wet hair is much more fragile and likely to break. Stick to a wide-toothed comb instead of your usual hairbrush to tease through the knots rather than tugging them, thus maintaining sleek, healthy looking hair.

5) Not washing your hairbrush?
While most of us wash makeup brushes, we often forget about our hairbrush. Pull out stray hairs before brushing and give it a good clean in some hot water and baking soda.

6) Keep putting off the hairdresser's?
Even if you’re not keeping up a colour or high-maintenance hairstyle, you still need to book an appointment once a month or so for a trim to keep your hair healthy and encourage growth.

7) Scraping your hair back tight?
Pulling your hair into a tight bun or ponytail hurts and damages your hair, too, causing brittle hair to break. Try other hairstyles like a loose side ponytail or low bun for a gentler, professional look.

8) Back-Brushing
Finally, stop back-brushing your hair. There are plenty of other ways to create va-va-voom volume with styling products which will encourage healthy looking hair rather than over-worked styles.