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The Ultimate Guide to Up-Dos: How to Use Hair Clips and Elastics Without Damaging Your Hair

Want to have gorgeous locks? Take care of your tresses! To get hair that's flawless, you need to be careful about how you treat it. Even a simple ponytail can cause split ends.

Want to have gorgeous locks? Take care of your tresses! To get hair that's flawless, you need to be careful about how you treat it. Even a simple ponytail can cause split ends.

In fact, up-dos cause more damage than you might think. While many people assume that a daily topknot saves strands from styling damage, such arrangements can actually cause split ends and even hair loss.

To keep your hair looking glossy and gorgeous, here are a few damage-free ways to style your hair into an up-do.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Up-Dos: How to Use Hair Clips and Elastics Without Damaging Your Hair

 

Work With Smooth Hair


If your hair is tangled when you put it up, you'll only end up with a big mess. First, work through your hair with a wide-toothed comb. Add some Neuma NeuSmooth Leave-On Conditioner, a stylist fave, for a glossy finish.


Dry Your Hair First


Never put damp hair up into a ponytail or bun. Hair is incredibly fragile when it’s wet. Tying your hair into a hair elastic is going to cause breakage. Before you put anything into your strands, let them air dry or go over them with a blow dryer.


Keep Your Hair Hydrated


The better moisturised your hair is, the less damage it will incur when you put it up. Before you add an elastic or hair clip, give your hair a boost of hydration. Spritz in some Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner for perfect locks, and then tie your hair up.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Up-Dos: How to Use Hair Clips and Elastics Without Damaging Your Hair

 

Keep It Loose


One of the worst things you can do for your tresses is to tie them up into a tight ponytail. Remember, your ponytail should never hurt. If you can feel your scalp being pulled, you're causing damage. Adjust your style and keep it comfortable.


Watch Your Ends


Even if your hair feels silky and healthy in general, your ends might be just barely hanging in there. If you're going to put your hair up into a bun, be sure to give the ends extra attention. Add a couple of quick drops of Wella SP Luxe Oil Keratin Boost Essence or Moroccanoil Original Oil Treatment for protection.


Get Creative


Wearing your hair in the same style every single day is a habit that needs to be broken—and not necessarily to avoid a beauty rut. While having a signature style is great, it can cause real issues in the long term.

Pulling your hair into the same position every day causes breakage over time. This is particularly true of topknots. Because they put all of the weight of your hair on your crown, topknots can cause breakage and hair loss. Try loose and low styles, or experiment with braids.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Up-Dos: How to Use Hair Clips and Elastics Without Damaging Your Hair