5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hair
So, you already know that heat and coloring leads to hair damage, right? Well, what if we told you other unexpected, daily activities were contributing to the damage as well? Yikes! Read below to find out what everyday activities are ruining your hair.
1. Your Purse
Just think about it—If you wear your purse on your shoulder, chances are your hair has gotten caught under it more times than you can remember. Well, that constant pulling and tugging can lead to breakage. As you’re pulling your purse away, you’re also pulling your hair away with it. To prevent continuous damage, become more conscious of how you wear your bag. Move hair out of the way or simply switch from shoulder to shoulder.
2. Your Ponytail
Again, you’re not thinking about it because you usually want to get your hair out of the way, but the simple go-to ponytail is damaging your hair. Much like the purse situation, a ponytail causes constant tugging of the hair. The pressure on the roots can often lead to hair loss known as traction alopecia. A simple solution is to move the ponytail higher or lower on your head to relieve pressure along the scalp.
Yep, brushing your hair too much can cause breakage. Why? Friction. Too much friction occurs when brushing hair too frequently which eventually leads to hair simply breaking off or ends splitting. Also, if you’re using a cheaper brush, the material can cause hair to snag and tangle ultimately leading to more breakage.
You may think that washing your hair vigorously is the solution to removing oil build-up, but it can be the underlying cause of your problem. Over-washing can strip hair of its natural oils leading to overproduction of unnecessary oils at the scalp and dry ends. Say hello to split ends! You’ll know you’re shampooing too often when hair starts looking dull and frayed at the ends.
5. Brushing Hair from Top to Bottom
Hair tends to tangle more when you start brushing from the top as opposed to the ends. Often, hair is literally pulled out of the scalp because of the tangles and snags that the brush encounters on the way down. For best results, start brushing from the bottom to gradually brush away tangles and knots and work your way up.
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