It is normal to see a few strands of hair in the shower and while brushing or styling your hair. However, if you’re losing handfuls of hair at a time, it is a concern. If you’ve ruled out stress, improper diet and post-pregnancy hormone shift, it is probably your styling habits that are causing hair loss. Trying to make your hair look good can also hamper its health if not done properly.
Read these hair styling mistakes below to know if you’re guilty of any.
- Detangling wet hair
- Skipping heat protection
- Excessive use of dry shampoo
- Tying your hair too tightly
- Brushing hair too often
Detangling wet hair
It is natural to struggle with tangles after a hair wash. However, have a little patience before you reach out for that comb. Towel dry your hair as wet hair is more prone to breakage. Use a wide-tooth comb and start detangling from the shaft going downwards.
Skipping heat protection
Heat causes dryness and makes it brittle and weak. Using a heat protection spray shields hair from the brunt of styling tools. Spritz some of the Toni&Guy SIBLING London Limited Edition Heat Protection Hair Mist before blow drying, straightening or curling your hair.
Excessive use of dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is designed to save you on days when you oversleep. Do not replace your shampoo with dry shampoo since it has no cleansing properties. It can also cause product build up and disrupt your natural hair growth causing infection and irritation.
Tying your hair too tightly
Wearing your hair tightly in a bun or ponytail everyday can pull your hair out by the root. Whenever possible, let your hair down or tie a loose braid if you want to keep it away from the face. If the skin of your face feels tight when you tie your hair, it is definitely very tight.
Brushing hair too often
We know you want to keep your hair in place, but constant brushing can strain your scalp and cause hair loss. Try gentle combing if your hair tends to get tangled easily.