If you find that you are constantly losing your hair, you should know that there are some habits or actions that can damage your hair and make your hair loss worse. Here are 6 daily habits you should avoid if you want to see less of your hair all over the house. You can also use natural remedies to prevent you from losing as much hair. If around 50 to 100 hair fall out per day then you can contact your dermatologist.
1) Avoid dying your hair
Coloured dyes can make your hair more fragile and can irritate the scalp, especially when the dyes you use are not natural or organic. The majority of classic dyes contain ammonia or other products that damage the hair and or scalp.
2) Stop using frizz smoothing products!
If you have curly or frizzy hair you should be careful of using frizz easing products or products to make your hair smooth. These special products contain chemical compounds that can damage the keratin in your hair and harm their natural growth.
3) Don’t was your hair every day
Washing weakens your hair especially if it is very fine. The more often you wash your hair, you find your hair will become more oily. An oily scalp encourages more hair to fall out.
According to dermatologists the most ideal way to wash your hair would be to shampoo your hair twice per week as a maximum. This is the same for both men and women.
You can also read: Why you should stop washing your hair (so often)
4) Avoid using unnatural products
You should always choose your products well whether it is shampoo, conditioner, oil or hair masks!
Non organic products always contain more chemical products which can have undesirable effects that irritate your scalp. Some compounds should be especially avoided particularly in hair products:
- Silicons: The can suffocate the scalp (also called dimethicone, dimethiconol, phenyl trimethicone, cyclomethicone or cyclotertrasiloxane),
- Parabens: Allergenic, encourages endocrine disruptors and potentially carcinogenic. (also known as Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, E214 to E219,
- Phthalates: Endocrine disruptors and potentially carcinogenic (called Fragrance, Fragrance, Diisodecylphthalate),
- Sulfates : Irritants, encourages endocrine disruptors and potentially carcinogenic (called Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate.)
If it becomes too complicated to avoid these products you can start to use organic products or you can make your own products at home.
5) Don’t tighten your hair too much
Depending on your hair, a tight hairdo like a bun or pleats could damage your hair and slow down regrowth. Fine hair is also more fragile. What is more, bands that are too tight can break the hair and make the hair weaker. The same can be said about curby grips which pull back your hair in the same place when you use them.
The best scenario is to tie back your hair loosely or to vary your hair do so that you are not putting too much pressure onto your hair in the same places.
6) Don’t use heat on your hair often
Baths or showers that are too hot can damage you scalp and hair just as much as a hair dryer, straighteners or curling tongs.
Once the hair has been burnt it will form split ends, dry out and then fall out like a plant that doesn’t have enough water. Reduce the amount of heat you use with your hair dryer or straighteners and try not to use them every day. You can also use natural ways to straighten your hair!