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Habits That Cause Hair Loss

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Hair is a lot more delicate than most people realize. Many people are damaging their hair without even realizing it. If you have noticed that more of your hair is coming out when you comb or brush it, then it is likely damaged. There are a number of habits that can cause serious harm to your hair.

 

Using Heat Tools the Wrong Way

Blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons can transform your hair. However, if you use them the wrong way, then they can cause serious damage to your hair. You do not want to use them more than once a week. You also want to make sure that you use the heating tools on the right temperature setting.

Most heating tools have instructions that will tell you the appropriate setting for your hair type. If you have fine or chemically damaged hair, then you should use the lowest setting possible. You also want to make sure that you use a heat protectant.

Stress

If you are chronically stressed, then you may suffer hair loss. It can cause hair loss by disrupting the growth cycle. There are a number of ways that you can fight stress. Meditating, deep breathing and exercising are some of the ways that you can reduce your stress.

Not Brushing Properly

Many people have been told that they have to brush their hair regularly in order for it to grow. However, if you brush your hair the wrong way, then it can cause hair loss. You do not want to brush your hair while it is wet. You will need to use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair. You can also use a wet brush instead of a regular brush.

Poor Diet

It is nearly impossible to have healthy hair without a good diet. Your hair needs zinc, copper, protein, vitamin E and iron in order to stay healthy. A crash diet can also lead to hair loss because it can deprive your hair of the nutrients that it needs. Lean beef, green vegetables, eggs, nuts, and Greek yogurt are some of the best foods for your hair.

Using Chemicals

Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide is found in many hair dyes. These chemicals can contribute to hair loss. Sodium hydroxide, which is found in many relaxers, can also cause hair loss. They can also weaken the scalp. Hair loss is less likely to occur if these products are applied correctly. That is why you should go to a hair care professional if you want to dye your hair or use relaxers.

Swimming

The chlorine from the swimming pool can cause serious damage to your hair. You should wear a swimming cap. You should also wash your hair after you go swimming.

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