Can’t stop scratching your scalp? Stop it right away as it can cause hair thinning

Your lifestyle habits can negatively affect the health of your hair and can lead to hair thinning. That’s why it is essential to be mindful in every way!
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Stop making these mistakes to keep your hair healthy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 14 Jul 2021, 12:51 pm IST
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Hair problems are quite common today. Many of you might face loss of hair volume, change in the texture of your hair, loss of shine and density, and hair thinning, which is defined by excessive hair loss. If you search for a cause, you won’t just find one reason, as there are several factors that contribute to the problem. 

Losing 100 strands every single day is common. But if your hair starts thinning rapidly, you will lose your hair density, shine, and volume quickly. While this problem can be genetic, the cause may also lie in your daily hair care habits

These are the nine habits that lead to hair thinning:
1. Over bleaching

Bleaching your hair is a chemical method of dyeing your hair. Over bleaching can lead to dryness and frizziness, and cause a lot of damage to your tresses. In fact, the biggest concern is hair dyes causing allergic reactions sometimes.

2. Taking a hot shower

Washing your hair with hot water can stress and dehydrate your hair strands. It can dry out your scalp and open up the pores on your scalp. The result is production of excess oil. This way, you end up losing more hair.

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The warmth of a hot shower might cause hair loss. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Tight hairstyles

Hair thinning is also caused by repeatedly pulling your hair tightly. With a tight hairstyle, you put your roots in danger, and this may cause breakage of hair and a receding hairline.

4. Overusing of hair styling tools

Overuse or long-lasting use of hot styling tools can be harsh on your hair, causing breakage and making your scalp weak. The high temperature strips away the oils and protein from the hair, thus disrupting the moisture balance and hair thinning

5. Too much sun exposure

Prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strands, called cuticles. Sun damage can result in hair thinning, frizziness, dry and brittle strands. 

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Do not stay in sun for long! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Not washing your hair often

Prolonged periods of not washing your hair can cause buildup on the scalp, causing damage to the hair and restricting its ability to grow. This often leads to thinning and hair loss.

7. Scratching your head

An Itchy scalp can be caused because of fungal infections, allergies or inflammation. Scratching the scalp repeatedly and aggressively due to itching can damage your hair follicles, leading to hair loss. 

8. Mishandling wet hair

Wet hair is the weakest state of hair. Brushing or combing your locks in the shower excessively pressures your strands, resulting in split ends. 

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You need to be careful with wet hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
9. Skipping meals

Hair loss is one of the major harmful effects of skipping meals. The lack of intake of essential nutrients redirects your energy towards essential functions like heart and brain, leaving the hair and scalp behind. This may stop the hair growth process and cause hair thinning. 

So ladies, to protect your hair health, give up on these habits right now!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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