While keeping up with the latest trends in hair, we often tend to overlook the damage certain products or techniques can cause our locks. Regular blow dry’s, changing hair colors and new spunky hairstyles might be on all our wish lists, but some common mistakes you might be making while styling your hair could cause you major hair loss and hair thinning.

Let us take you through a few of them so you can find out if you are guilty of these mistakes…
 
Are you using the wrong brush?
 

Are you using the wrong brush?

While a hair brush may seem very trivial, not using the right one can be problematic. Opt for a wide-toothed comb or a broad paddle brush to keep your hair tangle free.

P.S – Please be gentle while brushing your hair. Your hair needs some love too.
 

Stop using excessive styling products
 

Stop using excessive styling products

We are flooded with different kinds of hair sprays, gels, wax and mousses on an everyday basis. And while using them makes our hair look super sleek, excessive application can cause hair serious damage. The chemicals present make our hair dry and dull leave aside the damage that can lead to breakage and hair loss if used for longer periods.

Tying your hair too tight
 

Tying your hair too tight

Topknots and tight high ponytails are super trendy, but wearing them for a long time can cause tension in the hair which leads hair becoming weak and breaking easily.

Overheating hair tools
 

Overheating hair tools

We all have experienced those last minute curling and ironing sessions before we run out for dinner or a party. The lack of times pushes us to leave the hair tools on, leading to overheating. Excessive heat leads to lack of moisture leaving your hair feeling dry and rough.

Don’t skip heat protection
 

Don’t skip heat protection

Taking queue from the point above, the use of hot hairstyling tools can cause your hair serious damage. Worry Not! Next time you want to use that curling iron, protect your hair by spraying some heat protection mist first.

Think before you color!
 

Think before you color!

We all love some hair colour to brighten up our tresses, but the truth is that constant colouring can affect your hair’s keratin (a natural protein found in nails and hair).The dye strips through the keratin reaching the hair shaft making hair receptive to breakage and hair loss. Keep a gap of at least 20 days before colouring sessions to protect your hair from further damage.