Bad Habits to Break to Prevent Hairloss
Don’t be too quick to blame genetics on thinning hair. Your lifestyle greatly contributes to your hair’s health as well.
Hairloss may be the last thing you’re worrying about at the moment, but the reality is that many of us will experience thinning hair sooner or later. But before you start panicking, know that there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening. The first thing you can do is step back and check if you’re guilty of these unhealthy hair habits:
If you’re a fan of slicked back ponytails, severe buns or ponytails, you may want to steer clear of these styles. Traction over long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the root of your hair, which can ultimately lead to hairloss.
Why are these processes bad for your hair? It’s because the chemicals used to color, straighten or curl your hair into a non-natural situation do so by breaking and recreating the molecular bonds in your hair. This is a chemical reaction that can be damaging to your scalp and follicles.
Be kind to your tresses and don’t overuse your flat iron or hair curler. If you must use heat styling tools, make sure not to go over the same section of hair so many times, otherwise you get bad breakage.
Take care of your locks from the inside by eating a well-balanced diet. Make sure to eat a diet that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, iron, beta carotene, protein, zinc and biotin.
Going out with no sun protection.
It’s not just your skin that needs protection from the sun’s rays. When your hair is exposed to the sun for long periods, it dries out, making it prone to breakage. Plus, the sun’s UV rays can damage bonds and weaken the hair strands. Before going out, wear a hat or use a protective serum on your hair.