7 Everyday Habits That Could Be Making Your Hair Thinner!
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Thinning hair is a problem that a lot of girls face. We know how worrying it can be to see your hair coming out in clumps or noticing a gradual decline in its quality. We have, therefore, compiled a list of bad habits that could be contributing to your hair problem. Read on to know what habits you should let go of to take care of your thinning hair and make it healthy and voluminous again!
1. Combing Wet Hair
Wet hair is more prone to breakage than dry hair, as the protective cuticle in wet hair is slightly raised. To prevent hair fall from breakage, which, in turn, leads to thinner hair, do not comb your hair when it’s wet. Instead, gently detangle it with your fingers and dry it with a soft towel. Wait for it to dry naturally before you comb it properly.
Using heating tools like straighteners, curlers and blow dryers can damage your hair. The high temperatures damage the hair protein and cuticles, leading to thinner hair. To prevent hair fall due to this, limit the use of heating tools. You’ll notice how your hair starts feeling healthier and more voluminous.
3. Stressing Too Much
Let the small things go. If you’re stressing out too much, chances are that the stress will manifest itself in hair loss and thinning hair (and also in other health problems). Don’t try to micro-manage every aspect of your life. Sometimes, you have to sit back and take it easy, if only for the sake of your hair! And the good news in all of this? Once the stress in your life is reduced, your hair should grow back normally.
Trimming your hair regularly is very important to promote hair growth. Split ends can make the ends of your hair look thinner. To get rid of them and to make your locks appear healthier, make sure you trim it at least once every three months.
5. Crash Dieting
A healthy and balanced diet is very important for good hair. Iron and protein deficiency can make your hair thinner and more prone to breakages. So girls, we cannot stress this one enough. Always consume a balanced diet for good hair and good health. Avoid crash diets as a way to lose weight. You’ll only end up harming yourself.
Hair loss and thinning hair could also be caused by the way you do your hair. Hair that is tightly wound or tied up puts excessive pressure on the hair follicles, damaging them. To avoid hair loss due to this, try changing your hairstyle every day. When you pull your hair back, ensure that it is not too tight. And, this one is important, always tie your hair in a very loose ponytail or braid when you sleep.
7. Hot Showers
We know that hot water baths can be relaxing, but they are also be dehydrating for your skin and scalp. Steamy showers tend to make your hair brittle, frizzy and thin, so avoid hot water baths. Instead, use lukewarm water for bathing and rinse your hair with cool water.