Hair falls out of our heads each and every day. According to Medical News Today, people typically lose 50 to 100 strands per day. But, in addition to this loss, some people experience severe hair breakage. This can create an even thinner appearance. Knowing what can cause hair breakage can help you to avoid those activities. Here are a few causes that you should avoid.
Brushing When Wet
One of the ways that you can break your hair is by brushing your hair when it is wet. If you need to untangle your hair when it is wet, the best option is to use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. Additionally, you should avoid wrapping your hair in a towel on top of your head when it is wet. This can strain and pull on wet hair, leading to hair breakage.
Pulling It Back Too Tightly
Another common mistake that people make that can lead to hair breakage is pulling hair back too tightly. Pulling your hair back into a tight bun or ponytail can lead your strands to break as it is pulled on. Additionally, as you pull it back, be mindful of what types of ponytail holders you are using. Plastic ones can rip strands out or lead to an increase in breakage.
Using Chemical Products
It can be fun to alter the look of your hair, either by dying it, perming it, or relaxing it. However, these products all use harsh chemicals, and those chemicals can cause hair breakage. If you do want to use chemicals on your hair, always ensure your hair is healthy before using them. And be sure to limit how frequently you use these products.
Not Conditioning After Shampooing
Conditioning your hair not only helps to make it soft. It also helps to provide your hair with the moisture it needs so it does not break. As such, you should never forego conditioning, especially after washing.
If you are experiencing a lot of hair loss or breakage, you may try everything you can to save it, enhance its appearance or help it to look thicker and fuller. However, if you have tried everything you can think of and your hair is simply thinning out, it may be time to try a professional hair restoration treatment. Our company offers both FUE treatment and hair replacement, helping you to get a thick, full head of hair. Reach out to us today to learn more.