Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Long, luscious locks add beauty in a person's look. And that's one of the many reasons why finding the right products and tips for caring your hair is super important.
It says that strong, healthy hair also adds some kind of personality to your outlook. Whereas, a bad hair day can seriously affect a person's self esteem.
Hair loss, dull and brittle hair are some common hair problems that most people face today. It's undeniable to say that genetics and health conditions have an effect on hair's health, but there are many things you do in your daily lives can ruin your lustrous locks. Here are five habits that damage your hair without even knowing it:
Brushing/combing wet hair
Your hair becomes more fragile when it's wet. That's beacuse the water swells the cuticle and stretches it out, making it more more prone to be pulled out from the root.
Highlights and coloring
That's because many products contain chemicals that are harmful and can cause great damage to your hair, which may not be reversible. For instance, chemicals like hydrogen peroxide and ammonia found in hair dye can cause hair loss and thinning hair.
Wrong shampoo and conditioner
Choose a shampoo and conditioner according to your hair type. Try to avoid shampoos that have dihydrotestosterone or DHT in them as it can contribute to hair loss.
Ponytails and braids
If you have been doing these regularly, then you're damaging your hair as ponytails and braids can cause hair to break, especially if your style is pulled tightly.
Hair styling tools
Drying your hair with a dryer may seem convenient, but the heat of the dryers can cause severe hair damage, making it look dull and dry. Besides, other styling tools like straighteners and curlers contribute to more hair loss when done frequently.