Getting gorgeous locks can take a lot of time, and a lot of product. But before your next shower, there are a few alarming things you might want to know about—especially if you want long-term healthy hair. Reading the labels of your hair products before purchasing is one of them. There are so many products claiming to make your hair shiny and gorgeous, but in reality they’re only stripping your hair of things it really needs in order to get a one-time shine effect. Eek. Who knew? And never skip out on a heat protecting styling product if you’re using hot styling tools, unless you want dry, damaged hair. We sure don’t, so check out the slideshow above for the six worst things you can do to your hair, and solutions for them all. We’re only looking out for your best (hair) interest here, ladies!