Everyday Habits That Are Making You Lose Hair

hairlossDuring the start of the year, the majority of people have resolved to lose weight. Now, many of you are probably eating healthier, avoiding sweets and processed foods and going to the gym a few times a week, all in the hopes of losing weight. While everyone is doing their best to get thinner, no one wants to hear the word thin associated with their hair.

Having thick, bouncy and beautiful hair is a dream most women share. Unfortunately, a lot of people, women, in particular, tend to lose more than 100 strands per day. This results to thinning hair and naturally leads to a loss of confidence.

Prevent hair loss by ditching these bad habits.

Frequent use of heat styling tools

While blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron can help make your hair look great, frequent use of these tools can lead to heat damage. It’s only a matter of time until your hair becomes dry, frizzy and starts to break off.

Limit the use of heat styling tools to 2-3 times a week. Remember, too much of anything can be bad – that includes the use of heat styling tools.

Tight ponytail

There are days when you look in the mirror and realize that you have a bad hair day. Frustrated, you end up pulling your hair up in a tight bun or ponytail. While this is one of the easiest ways to turn a bad hair day into a stylishly acceptable day, this hairstyle is going to harm your hair and may even lead to traction alopecia. To prevent hair loss, we recommend wearing your hair down a few times a week. If you really need to tie your hair, then alternate between a high ponytail and a low ponytail.

Brushing wet hair

Post shower, you might be tempted to rid your hair off those nasty knots with a brush. However, you should resist the urge to brush your hair when it’s wet. Tugging too hard on your strands can cause breakage. Since your hair is at its weakest when wet, that’s where a lot of damage and hair loss occur.

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