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5 Things You Didn't Know Are Ruining Your Hair

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You've probably gone to great lengths to keep your hair shiny and healthy, but sometimes, you don't realize that it's the smallest things that have the biggest impact on your tresses. These are five things you didn't know could lead to hair damage:

1. Too much sun exposure

While it's fun to be outdoors all summer, be mindful of the UVA and UVB rays that could damage your hair cuticle. When going out, wear a hat or a bandanna to protect your locks.

2. Hot showers.

Turning the temperature up may be therapeutic for your aching muscles, but it can strip your hair of its natural oils. The next time you shower, wash your hair with cold water instead.

3. Tight hairstyles

It's hard to resist tying your hair up in a cute bun or a chic ponytail, especially in this sweltering heat, but it can also lead to hair breakage. To compromise, let your hair down or avoid putting your hair up every day.

4. Elastics

If you can't ditch your hair ties completely, at least choose something that's soft and gentle on your hair like thick, fabric-coated scrunchies that don’t cut into your hair shaft.

5. Your pillowcase

Cotton can be rough on your hair, especially if you're the type to toss and turn while asleep. Our tip: Switch to satin or silk pillowcases. They prevent breakage and retain moisture in your hair.

Knowing what factors lead to hair damage is the first step to having healthy hair. You also have to make sure you choose products that care for your hair as much as you do, like Dove Intense Repair shampoo and conditioner. This combo helps restore your hair's strength, and with continuous use, protects it from future damage, leaving your hair looking strong and healthy!

Learn more about Dove Intense Repair shampoo and conditioner when you visit their Facebook page!

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