It is normal to lose a few strands while you are in the shower and brushing your hair. Did you know that normal hair shedding can only make you lose around 50-100 hairs per day? However, when do you know if it is time to take precautions?
You should know that hair should not be coming out in handfuls. Hair loss can happen due to hair conditions such as alopecia. You can experience too much hair loss due to stress, post-pregnancy hormone shifts, or genetics. However, you might be forgetting to consider your styling habits as a cause of hair loss. To prevent extreme hair loss, you should avoid these styling habits:
- Heat styling your hair without protection is a cause of hair loss. Curling or straightening your hair without applying protection will dry the cuticle of your hair. This will make your hair look fried and your locks thinning.
- Brushing your hair too often can strain your scalp. Excessive combing or brushing can cause breakage and hair loss.
- Going overboard with your dry shampoo can cause hair loss too. This is because dry shampoos are made of talc, cornstarch, alcohol, and clay, which soak up oil and grease. By overusing dry shampoos, the ingredients will start to build up in your follicles. This can disrupt your hair’s natural shedding process.
- Constantly wearing your hair in a tight ponytail, braid, or bun gradually pulls your hair out by the root. Over time, this kind of hair loss can become a permanent hair condition called traction alopecia.
Something you are doing in an attempt to make your hair look better could actually be making it much worse. Prevent hair loss at its early stage with a hair loss shampoo that suits your hair type together with proper diet to help your hair become beautifully strong and healthy.