While some hair loss is caused by conditions beyond our control, bad habits can make an existing problem much worse. If you don't have an underlying condition causing hair loss, it could be due to one of these common habits. Our hair specialists can help you pinpoint the true cause of your hair loss, but if you have one of these habits, changing it could help your hair stay thicker longer.
Eating an unbalanced diet
Getting the proper vitamins and minerals is essential for thick, healthy hair. An unbalanced diet weakens the individual strands of hair, making them prone to breakage. If your diet isn't at its best, start by trying to incorporate a few more fruits and vegetables each day. These provide essential nutrients to keep your hair looking great. Choose fruits and vegetables you enjoy to help you form new, positive habits. Aiming for a variety of different colors can maximize the impact on your hair.
If you've just started a new diet or are losing weight at a rapid rate, your body may start putting less energy into your hair and more into vital processes. Although this is normal, it's easy to improve your hair by adding plenty of lean protein to your diet. Lean, healthy proteins won't wreck your diet, and they may leave you feeling more satisfied. Best of all, they'll keep your hair growing normally.
With summer just around the corner, it's tempting to lay out on a warm, sunny day or hit the tanning bed to give your summer glow a head start. However, UV rays from the sun can damage your skin as well as your hair. If you're going to be outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat or use a leave-in conditioner with built-in sunscreen. Don't forget to use sunscreen on your skin as well. With these easy steps, you'll keep both your skin and hair looking beautiful for years to come.
Problematic styling methods
While styling may make your hair look great right now, too much of a good thing can cause problems. If you're used to wearing tight hairstyles, try looser styles to give your hair some room to breathe. The tension on your hair from a bun or other tight style can make strands break prematurely. Since direct heat can damage hair, give your hair a chance to air-dry when you have time. Warm, summer weather is the perfect time to air-dry for a carefree look.
In addition, styling products can make or break your hair. Ask your stylist to help you choose a natural, organic hairspray without a high alcohol content. The alcohol in some products can make your hair brittle, leading to damaged-looking strands and hair loss.
Improper towel drying
It's so easy to quickly rub your hair with a towel and then twist it up into a turban after getting out of the shower. Unfortunately, these towel drying methods can damage your hair. Instead, gently fold your towel around a section of hair and gently squeeze out the extra moisture. You'll avoid tangling and breaking your hair, even if the strands are a little weak.
If fixing a few habits doesn't solve your problem, it's time to talk to a specialist. Our experts help people with their hair loss every day, and they're great at identifying the cause of each individual's hair loss so you can get back to having great hair as soon as possible. Contact us to set up a free, one-on-one consultation today with one of our specialists. You'll learn about hair loss solutions that are completely customized to the cause of your hair loss, your lifestyle, and your budget. For someone who truly cares about you and your needs, New Look is the perfect choice.
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