5 styling mistakes that are totally responsible for your hair fall

Handle your precious locks with care.

Sarwat Fatima Sarwat Fatima May 13, 2017
These styling mistakes that look pretty harmless, but are a major cause for hair fall. Photo: Shutterstock/ IndiaPicture

Who doesn't want their hair to look like it's just been washed and styled by experts for a professional photo shoot? But, at what cost? While flowing, styled tresses do get you a lot of compliments, but in a bid to do so, you end up being too harsh with your hair.

It's no secret that constantly using styling tools like straightening irons and blow-dryers are bad for the health of your mane. However, there are also other styling mistakes that look pretty harmless, but are a major cause for hair fall. Ladies, if you are guilty of doing any one of these things, you better stop.

Tying Your Hair Too Tightly
Yes, we get it. It's summer and you want your hair tied in a bun or a ponytail so that you don't have to keep pushing the locks out of your eyes. But be very careful. If you always have your hair tied back, you end up pulling it too much by the roots. As a result, several of your precious locks find themselves uprooted. Experts call this kind of hair loss traction alopecia and it's permanent.

Backcombing Your Hair
Though, backcombing does give your hair volume, but if not done correctly, it can damage your hair too. "Frequent tugging can put a lot of strain on your hair, which can lead to weakened hair that breaks easily," says a report published in Prevention. If your hair is already dry, damaged, or you see a lot of split ends, it's best to avoid this.

Wearing Extensions Very Often
If you love long hair, then just grow it. Wearing weaves and extensions very often is not a good idea. As they are attached to your hair very tightly, they end up staining your scalp.

According to a research published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, there's an association between  weaves and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, a type of hair loss that starts at the crown of the head and spreads out from there. So, it's best if you let a professional stylist handle it rather than trying it at home.

Also read: All you need to know about why you are losing hair, and how to put an end to it

Blow-Drying Wet Hair
This probably the most common mistake most women make. If you too end up blow-drying soaking wet hair, then you need to know that wet hair is breakable. "Wet hair is fragile, and mishandling it by roughly drying it with a towel, blasting it with the heat of a blow-dryer, or trying to run a brush through it before it has a chance to air-dry can lead to bubble hair aka weakened, brittle strands that thin and break easily," says Danielle Allyson, stylist, Butterfly Studio Salon, New York to Prevention.

Using Heat, A Lot
Do you use styling tools like straightening irons and blow dryers way too often? Well, what you don't know is that their frequent use can impair the structure of your hair and cause hair fall. So, if you absolutely have to use them, don't forget to nourish your hair later.

Also read: 6 ways to nourish your hair without oiling it

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