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4 habits that are thinning your hair

Avoid these habits to improve your hair quality.

Written by Shriya Sinha | Published : February 21, 2019 5:19 PM IST


Hair loss is a totally normal phenomenon. There is nothing to worry about until you start to shed hair abnormally on a daily basis. There are so many potential reasons that cause your hair to fall that it is difficult to understand the exact culprit. There also exist genetic and reactive reasons which can result in considerable hair fall. If it is reactive then consider revisiting the products that you are using, your diet, reduce stress levels and nutritional deficiency. If you are predisposed to hair thinning, consider seeing a hair specialist. Here we tell you about a few possible reasons behind the thinning of your hair.


You don’t shampoo frequently enough: Cleaning you scalp off the dirt and buildup is very crucial for healthy hair. Your scalp is skin, which needs shampooing frequently to stay healthy. Regular shampooing helps to grow your hair at its best rate and reduces thinning of your hair. Depending upon how oily your scalp gets daily you should consider shampooing every alternate day. Infrequent washing leads to collection of dirt, inflammation and dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) which can disturb your hair growth, itching, and breakage.  Also Read - Can Obstetric Emergencies Be Presented In Emergency Rooms?


You use too much heat on your hair: If you use to blow drying, straightening or rolling your hair daily then you need to stop it for it is damaging your hair. Styling causes breakage and makes your scalp weak. If you have to blow dry your hair daily, then prefer doing it on the lowest setting possible. Heat damages your hair fibre and cuticle on the outer layer.


You are rough with your tresses: Your hair is prone to breakage if you do not handle them gently especially when they are wet. Avoid aggressively shampooing, always condition them gently, and if possible use a wide-toothed comb for detangling your hair. The less you pull your hair the less they will break. Against the misconception that comb your hair regularly, you should brush your hair only when required. Always start at the bottom when detangling your hair.