Thin hair is a prevalent condition that affects many people. Throughout our lifetimes, many of us experience hair loss or hair thinning. Some cases of hair thinning is the result of certain health conditions and the hair loss here is often irreversible. In contrast, some other causes are reversible, that is, your hair starts growing back after you stop taking a drug, treatment or lack of haircare that has caused hair fall. At other times, we are unsure of the cause of the hair loss. However, there are a few things that cause hair thinning but can be controlled provided we keep certain tips in mind.
In conversation with The Channel 46, Sanchi Sehgal, Founder of Ozone Signature, highlights 11 common mistakes that you often tend to make, which often leads to hair thinning.
1. Using Too Many Styling Products
Many amazing hairstyles may be achieved with the help of heat, but it’s not good for your hair over the long run. Avoid hot rollers, curling and straightening irons, hot permanent waves, and hot rollers. Use a low heat setting if you must use a straightening iron. The same is true for hair dryers. Try gently wrapping or pinning your hair overnight if you want to add some curl. Additionally, avoid using overnight rollers because they might damage your hair’s roots and induce balding.
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2. Using Dry Shampoo
The go-to solution when you need to get somewhere and flaunt shiny tresses without having to shampoo your hair is using a dry shampoo. It may be acceptable to use it occasionally. But most of us end up using it more often than we should. The more residue left on your hair, the more are the chances of it leading to hair thinning. That reaches your scalp and plugs your pores just like any other chemical. If you must use this kind of product, try using it sparingly to lessen the harm it usually causes.
3. Exposure To The Sun
Too much sun is not good for your skin and your hair too. Overexposure to the sun often cause further harm to those who already experience hair thinning. Split ends and breakage result from the individual hairs becoming damaged as a result of this. It is also because of this that you may see more frizz in your hair. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the sun, it’s crucial to try to keep your hair covered.
4. Regularly Washing Your Hair
While washing and shampooing your hair is the most crucial step in keeping your scalp clean, doing it too frequently might have negative effects. However, the dirt and dust your hair comes into contact with throughout the day might not be removed by using plain water. So using shampoo is essential to aid in the removal of dirt and pollutants. Shampoo may, however, remove the sebum-coated protective layer from hair if you use it every day. This may result in the hair losing its natural moisture and drying out, and even hair loss.
Baby shampoos that are typically gentle, less irritable, and usually appropriate for daily use. Even herbal shampoo is an option, but before buying one, be sure to read the directions and the list of contents.
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5. Tight Hairstyles
The roots and follicles are strained by tightly secured hair braids or ponytails. Too much hair pulling is damaging and must be avoided, especially at night.
6. Combing Wet Hair
Your hair is likely to experience more breakage when it is wet. Make sure to break the bad habit of brushing your hair while it is wet. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle your hair when it is almost dry.
7. Washing Your Hair With Hot Water
Hair can lose its hydration and natural oils when rinsed with hot water. It also tends to get frizzy after washing since it dehydrates your scalp. If not cold water, make sure to wash your hair with lukewarm water and then finish with a cool rinse. This ensures that your hair is sealed with the moisture from the cold water, which also hydrates your scalp.
8. Poor Diet
Skipping meals or having an unhealthy diet can directly affect the health of the hair. A healthy diet rich in proteins and other vitamins is necessary for healthy hair.
9. Too Much Brushing
Brushing your hair frequently tends to strain on individual hairs, weakening and ultimately breaking them. So, try to brush your hair as little as possible, preferably not more than once a day. Consider softly combing through your hair to prevent ripping and tearing in place of brushing. If possible, instead of combing your hair to untangle it, you can simply use your fingers.
10. Not Trimming Your Hair
Even though you may enjoy keeping your hair long, it is preferable to have frequent haircuts. It keeps your hair healthy and removes the dry ends that make it appear even thinner.
11. Improper Scalp Care
When it comes to maintaining your hair strong and healthy, scalp care is essential. An unhealthy scalp is characterised by dryness, flaking, itching, or an excessive oil buildup that weakens the roots and strands of the hair. This leads to hair breakage, fall out, or change in texture. Hair masks, exfoliation, and proper washing should all be followed to take care of the scalp. Experiencing hair fall in monsoon season? Here are five home remedies to arrest hair fall.
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