Have you ever had a hair loss scare? All of us, at some point, start to fear that we might be losing too much hair. Though it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing.
Every individual has the hair growing process, but the extent of the growth varies from one individual to another. There are different factors that are responsible for proper hair growth. For example, genes can also be a reason when someone in the family has more or less hair growth, while other external and environmental factors also contribute to it.
You might have unknowingly done certain things that damage your hair beyond repair. If you are making these mistakes, stop before it is too late.
1. Washing your hair the wrong way
Washing hair with warm water is a normal habit adopted by most of us, but what we did not realise is that hot water actually dries up the hair and scalp. On the other hand, using lukewarm water will help to open the cuticles and increase the effect of the shampoo to cleanse the hair. It is also advisable to rinse the hair in the end with cold water, as it will help to close the hair cuticle and help to lock the moisture. If you have coloured hair, you should avoid hot water completely because hot water will increase the chances of removing the colour faster.
2. Combing your hair when it is wet
If you often comb your hair immediately after washing them, stop now. You are actually tearing your hair from the scalp. Wet hair is prone to breakage because the pores in the scalp are wide at that time, which makes the scalp easily let go of the hair, leading to bunches of broken strands of hair. Hair must be left to dry naturally. Never style or tie wet hair. Comb the hair with a wide tooth comb only when they are completely dry.
3. Too much heat applied to your hair
Many women tend to use heat based hair tools like hair dryer, curling iron and the flat iron to style their hair. This heat tends to develop split ends and take away the natural colour of the hair. Drying your hair frequently with dryer can also cause irreparable damage to your hair. Therefore, keep the hair dryer away from your hair while drying, as much as possible. It is best to towel dry your hair gently or to keep your hair wrapped in a soft and clean towel for some time for drying it naturally.
4. Over-colouring your hair
Using hair colours might be the latest fashion trend but the colours are made of chemicals and hence are enemies of your hair. Over-colouring can also happen when you DIY and fail to pick the right shade. If you must colour your hair, the selection of the right colour must always be done by an expert or in a salon to get the right colour tone of the skin. If you can also keep your hair away from all kinds of hair sprays and styling creams or gels, your hair would thank you at the end of the day.
5. You avoid using hair conditioner
Most women neglect the process of condition after rinsing the hair. Conditioner must be applied immediately after the hair wash to prevent the hair from tangling and dullness. It is crucial to keep your hair moisturized with a good quality conditioner. Not using conditioner, especially when your hair is subjected to outside pollution every day, would not only make your hair extremely damaged but the shine and lustre would be gone too, within no time at all.
6. Over-combing your hair and with the wrong comb
It is necessary to comb your hair to remove tangles, but excess brushing can lead to split ends and eventually hair loss. When combing your hair, make sure the comb you use is of the appropriate size for your hair and combing should only be done when required. If you choose a comb with the wrong size, this can break your hair from the middle or root. This results in the discontinuation in your hair growing process.