It’s not news that women love to care for their hair just as much as they do their bodies. Relaxing, dying, stretching, and many other things women do to their hair to make it look good. Yes, looking good is good business, but at the same time, we should also be aware that by doing all of these to the hair frequently, we put it at risk.
Hair treatments can lead to hair breakage, which will, in time, lead to hair loss. This is because having hair breakage or damaged hair becomes stressful for a woman. And let’s not forget that stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss.
Causes of hair breakage
You need high heat to get the best results from your hair dryer, flat iron, or curling iron. However, when you use these tools incorrectly or too much, you risk damaging the cuticle from extreme temperatures.
Certain nutrients obtained from food help the hair grow and repair tissues, but when you choose to go on a strict diet you subject your hair to breakage.
Perms, relaxers, and colouring can make your hair seem healthier after the first session or two. But if you do these services too often, the cuticle can break down and cause hair damage.
If you have oily skin, you’re also more likely to have excess sebum (natural oil) production on your scalp. This can lead to the temptation to wash your hair more often than you need to. And once you do you risk your hair damage.
Lack of hair trims
Most people will say trimming your hair will cause damage, but it’s the opposite; when you don’t get regular trims for your hair it can lead to hair breakage because by trimming, you need to remove some of the old cells to help new ones grow. When you have split ends, these splits in the cuticle can travel up the rest of the length of your hair, therefore, amounting to breakage.
To prevent future hair breakage, consider the following must-do hair care tips:
- Wash and condition your hair daily, but gently.
- Use a swimmer’s shampoo and conditioner set after going to a pool.
- Consider a new hairstyle that requires less damaging maintenance on your part.
- Eat a balanced diet to make sure your hair gets all the nutrients it needs.
- Avoid wearing tight hats for fashion.
But if after everything you still end up with hair loss, then make sure to see a doctor.