10 habits that are bad for your hair
Healthy and well-groomed hair is the hallmark of any woman. In addition, beautiful hair gives confidence in yourself, thereby having a positive impact on self-esteem.
To combat hair loss, dullness and fragility do not need to spend a large part of your budget. It’s enough to rule out factors that have a negative impact on hair.
Below are some simple rules to help revitalize hair, give it shine and silkiness.
Hair and stress
Stresses have an adverse effect on hair. Thus, after a single nervous breakdown, hair may fall out over the next three months. At the same time, the hair follicles go into a state of rest (or sleep), so that the growth of new hair will take about 6 – 9 months.
Studies have shown that hair follicles are the ‘stress target’. The release of neurohormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters under stress may not have the best effect on hair follicle cyclic activity.
In the fight against stress you will help a full sleep, proper nutrition, breathing techniques, meditation, hiking and positive emotions.
Hair after diet
Skin and hair are a reflection of what we eat!
Research has established a link between nutrition and hair loss. Thus, iron deficiency can cause hair loss (especially in women during the premenopause period).
Equally important for hair growth, shine and vitality are essential amino acids, proteins, vitamins, copper and zinc serum that enter the body with food. It is therefore essential to follow a diet that does not exclude products containing these substances.
Excessively strict diets lead to a lack of nutrients and depletion of the body, which can respond to such food stress by losing hair, thinning it and breaking it.
Hair styling appliances
Hair dryers, hair straighteners, curling tongs have firmly entered the life of modern women who watch the beauty of their hair. But are all these tools harmless?
It has been proven that daily use of a hair dryer causes significant damage to your hair, making it dry and brittle.
To reduce hair damage, set the power of your hair dryer to a minimum and don’t dry the same hair strand for long. Relatively minor hair damage is caused by using a hair dryer at a distance of 15 cm with the hair dryer moving continuously from one strand to another.
Important: Ideally, let wet hair dry naturally.
Frequent straightening or curling hair procedures contribute to hair loss. That’s why professionals recommend using hair styling appliances no more than twice a week.
The minimal negative impact on the hair structure is caused by thermal regulator straighteners with tourmaline or ion-ceramic coating.
Don’t forget to apply special thermal protection products to your hair before using styling appliances, which will protect your hair from drying out and breaking.
Hair styling products
When choosing shampoos, gels, dyes and hairspray, remember that not all cosmetic products are healthy and safe because they contain harmful chemicals that harm both hair and scalp.
Chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonia contained in hair dye can lead to thinning and hair loss over time.
Dihydrotestosterone (or DHT) is another harmful chemical in shampoos that can cause hair loss.
Alkaline relaxants for permanent hair straightening contain sodium hydroxide, aggressively affecting not only the hair but also the scalp.
Tip! Choose natural hair care products that are sold through pharmacies and have therefore been registered and tested.
Hair and chlorinated water
Chlorine, to this day used for disinfection of water in swimming pools, has a negative impact on hair in particular and human health in general.
Accumulating in the hair, chlorine makes them brittle, dull and fragile.
In addition, chlorine removes the natural oil that covers the hair, and this is fraught with loss of shine and elasticity of the hair.
When visiting a swimming pool with chlorinated water, make sure you wear a swim cap.
Remember to wash your hair thoroughly and with shampoo after visiting the pool.
The dangers of tight hairstyles
Tight braids or collected tails look neat and spectacular. But such hairstyles can cause hair damage.
Tight hairstyles create excessive pressure on the hair follicles, which can lead to hair breakage and even loss. In addition, areas of maximum pressure on the follicles can create alopecia pockets.
Tip! More often than not, give your hair a break from all sorts of hairstyles. If you can’t get rid of tight weaving, don’t wear the same hairstyle every day.
Can I brush wet hair?
Combing and actively wiping your hair right after washing your hair is bad for your hair!
The fact is that the protective cuticle of wet and damp hair slightly lifts, making the hair brittle and more susceptible to breakage.
It is recommended that you brush your hair just before bathing to reduce tangling.
After the bath, soak the hair with a soft towel, then let it dry in the natural environment and then brush. Slightly damp hair can also be brushed.
Wet hair at night
Going to bed with wet hair is not a good idea, as it leads to brittle and tangled hair.
If you can’t get your hair dry before you go to sleep, it’s better to sleep on a pillow with a silk or satin pillowcase, because these materials practically do not absorb moisture, and therefore do not dry the hair and scalp.
You can protect your hair from mechanical damage by wrapping it with a silk or satin pillowcase.
That’s right with my head.
Wet hair at night
Shampoos in daily use can dry out hair, resulting in brittleness and loss of hair. Therefore it is recommended to wash your hair no more than 2 – 3 times a week.
In case of increased sweating of the scalp, it is necessary to wash the hair daily.
It is important to choose the right shampoo, given the type of scalp and hair structure.
The health of your hair depends largely on the condition of your comb.
On a dirty comb lives and breeds a huge number of bacteria that infect the scalp, which affects the condition of the hair.
According to experts, a comb should be washed at least once a month with soap in warm water.