For many people they feel that hair loss is just part of life, this is not necessarily true. Some hair loss may be unavoidable, we may be doing things like habits or activities that can be contributing to our hair loss. We have listed below 8 bad habits that people having hair loss and they may not even realize it.
Not Getting Enough Protein
Consuming the right amount of protein is important for several reasons, and hair health is one of them. Keratin is a protein and it’s an important nutrient for hair growth. When you don’t get enough protein through our diets, our hair can become thin and brittle. To ensure we get enough protein we should be eating lean meats, protein shakes, nuts, and other healthy, protein-rich foods.
Treating Wet Hair Too Roughly
When your hair is wet, whether it be from taking a shower or from being in the pool, it is not uncommon for most to grab a comb or brush to yank the tangles out. We might even put a towel over our head a vigorously push the towel through our hair to dry it. By doing these two things we may actually be contributing to hair loss. This can cause hair to break, thin and fall out.
Excessive Heat Styling
Sure creating those cascading curls or weaves look great, or perhaps you like getting your hair perfectly straightened. If you use heat to style your hair on a regular basis, you may be causing damage to your hair. If this is the case go with the natural look for a while. Excessive blow drying, curling, straightening can weaken your hair by damaging the protein. As a result, your hair can become brittle a break resulting in hair loss.
Drastic Color Changes
Some people that are born with dark hair may wish to have been born a blonde, or vice versa. The use of harsh chemicals in hair dyes and bleach and be harmful to your hair when used excessively. If you choose to bleach or color your hair, it is safer to color your hair by a shade or two at a time. This will help reduce the damage that is done to the hair proteins and your hair follicles which limits the damage done overall and reducing the hair loss.
Your hair, just like the rest of your body needs a variety of healthy nutrients in order to grow. If you skip a whole food group like carbohydrates for an example, it can be unhealthy and can lead to hair loss. Your hair needs a well-balanced diet. Skip those diets that require you to eliminate an entire food group to lose weight. By denying your hair important vitamins and minerals will lead to thinning hair and hair loss.
Wearing your hair in a ponytail once in a while is fine. However, wearing your hair pulled back into a tight ponytail, bun, or braids can cause stress to the hair follicle. When the hair follicles becomes stressed it can begin to weaken the hair strands causing them to break and fall out.
We all know that smoking is bad for our bodies, however, many people are surprised to learn that smoking can be a contributing cause for hair loss. Cigarette smoking contains toxins which flow through the bloodstream and that can damage the hair follicles which can result in hair loss.
Excessive Alcohol Use
If you have a drink every once and a while, that is perfectly acceptable. If you drink to excess then you may suffer hair loss. Alcoholic beverages don’t provide any nutritional benefit and can lead to malnourishment. This lack of nutrients can lead to hair loss.