10 Hair-Care Habits that can Damage your Hair

The way you style your hair can make your hair look frizzy, brittle, and lackluster, or fall out. Follow the tips mentioned below by MD Dr.Roopam to help style your hair without causing any damage.

In your quest for beautiful hair, you may do things that damage your hair. Damaged hair becomes fragile, so it starts to break. Hair breakage can leave you with frizzy, unhealthy hair. If you continue to damage your hair, you may begin seeing thinning hair or bald spots.

The simple changes can avoid more hair damage. Here you will see 10 common hair care practices that can damage hair and tips that can help you to prevent the damage.

Washing your hair with rubbing shampoo into the length of your hair

Changes that will help stop the damage:

  • Massage with gentle shampoo into your scalp.
  • When you wash the shampoo from your scalp, let it flow through the length of your hair and prevent the temptation to rub it into your hair.

Skipping the conditioner

Changes that help avoid hair damage:

  • Utilize a conditioner after each shampoo.

Rubbing your hair with a towel to dry it

Changes that help stop hair damage:

  • Cover your hair in a towel to soak the water.
  • Allow your hair to air dry.

Brushing your hair while it is wet

Changes that help avoid hair damage:

  • Do you have straight hair? Allow your hair to dry up before you gently comb it using a wide-tooth comb.
  • Do you have tight curls or textured hairs? Comb your hair when it is damp using a wide-tooth comb.

A blow dryer, hot comb, or curling iron

Changes that help stop hair damage:

  • Allow your hair to air dry when it is possible.
  • Utilize the least heat setting.
  • Decrease the duration of a hot comb or curling iron touches your hair.
  • Utilize such tools less frequently; aim for once a week or even less.

Use styling products that provide long-lasting hold

Changes that help avoid hair damage:

  • Have a hairstyle that does not need many styling product.

Pulling your hair back tightly, like in a ponytail, cornrows, or bun

Changes that will prevent hair damage:

  • Wear hairband pulled behind loosely.
  • Utilize covered rubber bands particularly made for styling hair.
  • Have a different hairstyle that does not pull your hair.

Wearing hair extensions or weave

Changes that will assist in preventing hair damage:

  • Wear hair extensions and weaves which are light, so they do not pull.
  • Get hair extensions and weaves from a salon that especially in these services.
  • Wear a professional hair extension or weave for two or three months.
  • Continue your scalp hygiene when wearing a weave or hair extension.
  • Shift hairstyles, so you do not always wear a weave or hair extensions.

Coloring, relaxing or perming your hair

Changes that help avoid hair damage:

  • Add extra time between touch-ups, mainly when the air is dry. During winter, stretch the time between touch-ups to every eight to ten weeks or longer.
  • Get only one service — a coloring, perm, or relaxer. If you need more than one service, relax or perm your hair first, and do it two weeks before you color your hair.
  • Utilize conditioner after every shampoo.
  • When you are in the sun, protect your hair using a leave-in conditioner that has zinc oxide or wearing a wide-brimmed hat.

Brushing your hair a hundred strokes per day or tugging on your hair to style it

  • Changes that help prevent damage to your hair:
  • Comb and Brush your hair to style it. Hair never requires a hundred brush strokes per day. That is a myth.
  • Utilize a wide-tooth comb, and gently use it to comb your hair.
  • Prevent tugging and pulling on your hair when you brush, comb, or style it.
  • Take out tangles gently, using a moisturizing conditioner if required.

When to See a Dermatologist

If changing the way you care for your hair does not help you, you may want to see a board-certified MD Dermatologist. Your hair care may not be the reason for your problem.

Seeing a Dermatologist is specifically vital if you are concerned about thinning hair or hair loss. Many causes can be prevented or treated. The quicker your problem is addressed, the better will be your results.

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