If you suffer from hair loss, you might think you just have bad genes and that there is nothing you can do about it. You might be able to avoid the issue by changing your behavior. The right changes could lead to a full head of hair in no time.
Without further ado, let’s look at some causes of hair loss that can be avoided.
1. Pulling Your Hair Tightly
If you wear a lot of ponytails, braids, or buns, you could be causing your hair to fall out. These hairstyles pull the hair out from the root. If you’re doing this, you need to stop it immediately, as it can lead to permanent damage.
2. Over-Brushing Your Hair
If you’re living like Marsha Brady and brushing your hair 100 times before bed, you are making a big mistake. This strains your scalp and can cause your hair to fall out. Once your hair is tangle-free and styled, you can put the brush down.
3. Using Too Much Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo comes in handy at times (like when you’re in the hospital), but overuse can lead to hair loss. This shampoo is made up of alcohol, talc, and cornstarch, and those ingredients build up in your hair. Over time, that leads to breakage, which will eventually cause your hair to fall out. Skip the dry shampoo if possible. Your hair won’t just be fuller. It will also look so much better.
4. Failing to Use a Protective Product
Your hair can’t stand up to blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons on its own. It needs a protective product to protect it from the heat, or it will start falling out in batches. Pick up a product and use it every time you apply heat to your hair. You’ll notice the difference right away.
5. Towel Drying Your Hair Too Aggressively
Do you towel dry your hair when you get out of the shower? That could be causing an issue with your hair. Your hair’s cuticles swell when wet, making it easier to damage wet hair. Add in some vigorous towel drying, and it’s easy to do some damage.
6. Getting Hair Treatments Too Frequently
It’s okay to get your hair colored or straightened from time to time, but if you do it too often, your hair will become dry and rough. That actually doubles your chances of losing your hair, so lay off those treatments. The natural look is making a comeback anyway.
7. Blow Drying Dripping-Wet Hair
There’s nothing wrong with drying wet hair, right? You’ve been doing it your entire life. Well, in reality, if your hair is dripping wet when you use a blow dryer, you could cause some serious damage. Wring your hair out to get rid of excess water. Then, let it dry on its own until it’s about 70 percent dry. At that point, you can safely blow dry your hair.
8. Using Weaves or Extensions
Weaves and extensions are a fun way to change up your look. Unfortunately, though, if you use them too much, you might lose your hair, so limit your use. Also, only use a professional stylist when using weaves and extensions and follow all the instructions. Failure to do so could lead to significant hair loss.
9. Styling Your Hair with Too Much Heat
It’s normal to use some heat when styling your hair, but if you use too much, you will end up with a problem on your hands… or your head. You should use the minimum temperature setting when using a flat iron and other styling tools. Also, limit your flat iron use to three times a week at most.
Take the Road to Luscious Locks
Now you know what you need to do. It’s time to take care of your hair so you can regain those full, luscious locks of the past. Just change your habits, and your hair will look better in no time.
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