posted Nov 19, 2014, 2:58 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin
updated Jul 21, 2015, 1:23 PM by Rafael Hernandez
Break Bad Habits, Not Hair
When hair loss is not hereditary or medical, it’s usually attributed to external bad treatment of hair.
Unhealthy hair habits can lead to hair loss. Reconsider these common culprits for thin hair:
Running a brush or comb too hard through your hair puts a lot of "physical stress on the hair fiber, and it can cause the cuticle to flake and strip away," the American Hair Loss Association says. Aggressively brushing while your hair is wet is a problematic, too, as it can lead to excessive pulling and breakage.
Speaking of ponytails, wrapping a hair tie too tight results in thinner hair. So, do hair wraps and braids. These techniques cause a large amount of hair traction and are very hard to undo, often leading to large chunks of damaged or lost hair.
Over Heating Tools
Over-applying heat to your hair when it is already dried causes brittleness, breakage, dullness, and dryness to the point where hair is stripped of its natural moisture, causing your cuticles to dry and snap off.
A well-balanced diet, can promote healthy, full hair. Iron and zinc help follicles grow, while protein promotes cell growth and repair. Eggs enrich hair just as well because they're a rich source of protein and B vitamins, which are essential for growth.
So next time you brush your hair hard, or make a tight ponytail, use heating tools, or eat unhealthy food remember you will pay the price sooner or later.
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