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Hair Growth: Styling Habits That Can Damage Hair

hair growthHaving silky soft and beautiful hair is something to be proud of, because it builds up your self esteem and confidence, and it makes you feel you can face anything. Sadly, there are times when our hair turns dry and frizzy, making it prone to breakage and slow hair growth. Worse thing is you might not be aware that you yourself is causing the damage.

Below are some hair styling techniques and habits that could damage your hair:

Limit Heat Styling

Heat based styling products like blow driers, hair curlers and flat iron straighteners make hair styling really easy and fast, but if used on a daily basis, hair can get very dull, dry and prone to breakage, affecting hair growth. It is advisable to use heat styling on special occasions.

Stay Away From Tight Hair Styles

Hair styles like pony tails, thigh buns or braids can damage your hair and scalp. Wearing thigh hair styles for long periods of time can break hair and can cause a condition called traction alopecia, this is when hair gets pulled off from the roots causing patchy hair loss. If possible, try to avoid these types of hair styles or you can try styling hair them loosely.

No To frequent Colouring

Changing hair colours from time to time is fine, but if you change every week, then this can put a toll to your hair. Chemicals in hair dyes are strong; they actually melt away your hairs natural colour to let the dye soak into your hair. This again can make hair dry, brittle and prone to breakage.

Use Wide Tooth Combs

Narrow tooth combs can tangle hair easily, that’s why we commonly find ourselves doing a tug of war between our scalp and comb. It is best to switch to wide tooth combs which are less likely to tangle hair or better yet, use those wide tooth detangling combs or brush for a tangle free grooming.

4 Styling Techniques That Can Damage Your Hair

hairStyling your hair is one way of expressing yourself. Fixing up your hair neatly and beautifully can boost your confidence, that’s why you will often wake up early in the morning just to style your hair.

Unfortunately some styling techniques can harm your hair especially when done frequently. Problems like dull and dry hair, making hair prone to breakage, affecting hair growth. In worst cases, hair loss can also occur. Below are some of the techniques that can damage your hair.

  1. Minimize the use of heat. Heat based products like: hair curlers, hair driers and especially hair straighteners can reach temperatures so high, they can literally vaporize the little moisture the hair holds.  This can make hair dull and very dry, making hair brittle.  Though the use of heat is the easiest way to style hair, constant use can damage hair, so it is advisable to use heat styling on specially occasions.
  2. Gentle grooming. Sometimes we find ourselves forcefully pulling our brush or comb thru our hair. This can put a lot of strain to the hair and can break the strands. In some cases, hair can be pulled out from the scalp which can cause patches of bald spots on the scalp. The best solution for this is use wide tooth combs or better: use special brush or combs that help reduce tangles.
  3. Do not brush or comb hair while it’s wet. Some of us commonly do this; again this can pull hair from the roots and can cause hair breakage. It is best to wrap hair and towel dry, then air dry before grooming.
  4. Some hair styles like braids, cornrows, and ponytails can put a lot of strain to hair especially when these hair styles are worn tightly. Again hair is prone to breakage and being pulled from roots. If possible try not to style hair in this fashion, or you can style hair loosely to prevent strain to hair.