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Experiencing hair fall? Here are 5 things you need to stop doing right now!

Published on:11 January 2021, 10:19am IST
Attention ladies! If you are doing these 5 things, then you've got to stop because these hair care mistakes could be the reasons for your hair fall.
Shreya Gupta
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You need to stop making these mistakes! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Hair fall is one of the most common problems faced by people all over the world. And while the reasons for hair fall vary from external factors such as weather, pollution and dust to internal factors such as your stress level and diet.

And even if these factors remain favourable, you can still experience hair loss because of certain mistakes you’re making. If you want to put an end to the saga of losing tresses, then here are five things that you should stop doing right now! 

1. Over washing

While shampooing and washing your hair is the most important step in maintaining good scalp hygiene, doing it too often can backfire. If you wash your hair too often, then there are high chances that you are stripping your scalp of its natural oils. Doing this again and again can pluck your hair from the roots leading to hair fall. Even if you have an oily scalp, you shouldn’t wash your hair more four times a week.

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Don’t go overboard! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Also, read: Suffering from winter hair fall? Here are 4 natural remedies to help you out

2. towel drying

Do you too towel dry your hair vigorously? If you are guilty of this then you should stop it! Rough and intense towel drying can create friction, and also cause hair to get pulled from the roots. So try being a little gentle with your hair. And instead of your regular towel, switch to a microfibre one which is softer on your hair and also reduces friction.

3. Using too many styling products

Blow dryers, straighteners, and curler can all make your hair look fabulous. But they can also expose your hair to extreme heat, damaging your hair follicles in the process. So, what should you do? If you style your hair very regularly then invest in good quality styling tools that use less heat. And do not forget to apply a heat protectant gel or spray before using it.

4. Combing wet hair

When your hair is wet, it is more prone to breakage. So, make sure you ditch the habit of brushing your hair while it is wet. Instead, you can use a wide-toothed comb to gently untangle your hair when it’s almost dry.

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Give your tresses the love they deserve and don’t comb them when they’re wet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Tight hairstyles

There’s not a single woman who doesn’t like a sleek high ponytail! But ladies, this can really pull your hair tight, damaging hair follicles and further leading to hair fall. So, ditch all those tight hairstyles to avoid unnecessary breakage.

So, put an end to these mistakes because they could very well be the reasons for hair fall.

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.