Are your everyday grooming habits damaging your mane? Read on to discover 4 common mistakes that you might be making.
Avoiding your hair-brush may seem like a good way to stop your hair from falling out, however regularly brushing actually has many benefits. As well as distributing the natural oils that keep your hair shiny and hydrated, it helps to remove hairs that are due to be shed as part of the natural growth cycle so that new strands can grow in their place.
Wearing tight ponytails and buns
Ponytails and buns are a convenient way to keep hair tidy. However, fixing these styles too tightly can pull out the hair and cause a condition called traction alopecia. Varying tighter up-dos with more loosely fixed hairstyles to avoid putting excess tension on your follicles.
Not protecting your hair when swimming
Swimming is great for your general health, but both salt and chlorinated water can play havoc with your hair, leaving it dry and fragile. The best way to protect your hair from damage is to use a waterproof swimming cap as a barrier. If you don’t have one handy, soaking your hair in the shower before getting into the sea or pool will reduce the impact of the chemicals. Don’t forget to shampoo thoroughly afterwards!
Not washing your hair properly
Washing our hair is something many of us rush through which leads to some common errors. Many people apply shampoo to their hair only, leaving behind build-up of dirt and products on the scalp. Gently massaging the shampoo into the scalp provides a proper cleanse and stimulates the circulation, which is beneficial for hair growth. Another frequent mistake in not rinsing thoroughly. This can leave behind product residues, making the hair look dull and contributing to irritating scalp conditions such as dandruff.
Not getting expert advice about hair loss concerns
Many people feel embarrassed to ask for help when they notice hair loss. This is a mistake because most conditions can be dealt with more effectively when they first develop. Vinci Hair Clinics offer free consultations to help people with hair loss worries to discover their options for treatment, with non-surgical, medical and surgical hair restoration solutions available.