Although there are many methods that we can use to provide treatment to our hair and make it healthy, there is always a possibility that using those methods excessively often results in damage to our hair. Hair damage could result in weakening of the hair, hair loss, receding hairline, dandruff, stiff hair etc. Here are a few common ways that cause damage to your hair.
Brushing your hair too often
Brushing your hair too often will make the roots of your hair weaker and cause them to fall out. This means that brushing your hair too often can lead to itchy scalp, and overall scalp problems like dandruff, which is why you should brush less frequently. When brushing your hair too often, it can damage the protein in the root of the hair, which makes them weaker and more likely to fall out. This leads to dry scalp and an overproduction of sebum on the scalp which can lead to dandruff or itchiness on top of being very unhealthy for your skin in general.
Using harsh shampoos and conditioners
Since we are all aware that the environment is in trouble, harsh shampoos and conditioners can be a good solution. These products are gentler on the hair and the environment. But it is important to know which type of product to use. Harsh shampoos often cause hair to become stiff and prevent it from moving freely.
Tight ponytails and braids that pull on your hair too often
Ponytails and braids are becoming more popular. They can make you feel polished and put together even when you are feeling anything but. They also allow you to show off your hair. Braids and ponytails that pull on your hair too often can cause breakage, frizzier hair, greying hair, and an increased risk of scalp problems like dandruff or dermatitis. To avoid these issues it is essential that the braids or ponytails are tight enough so that they won’t slip off easily but not tight enough to pull on your hair.
Many times, we look out for things that help to better our lives and maintain good health. But, often things which we use to maintain good health can be harmful if they were used in excess. In the case of hair treatment and care, using shampoo, brushing or braiding hair have good results but if the same was used in excessive amounts, it causes a lot of damage. It is very important that balance must be maintained whenever we use any hair care products.