Some types of hair loss are unavoidable, and there is little you can do to prevent them from happening. But most of the hair types are entirely preventable as well as reversible, and one of them is Traction Alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by continuous pulling of hairs, mostly due to unhealthy hairstyling habits. Continuous tension scars the hair follicles, affecting their ability to regrow hairs. Here we will share with you 5 hair styling tips and techniques to avoid hair loss. Follow them and avoid Traction Alopecia from occurring.
Wearing overly tight hairstyles, such as cornrows and dreadlocks, involve pulling hairs tightly, and thus exert a continuous tension on the hair follicles underneath the skin. This ultimately weakens the follicles and if not addressed in time, can damage the hair follicles permanently as well. Same goes for tight ponytails and braids.
Tying excess weight to the hairs also pulls the hairs downwards causing tension on the hairs. This is exactly what happens when you attach hair extensions to your natural hairs. These extensions add a significant amount of weight to your hairs, pulling them continuously. This damages the hair strands as well as the follicles, triggering issues like hair breakage, hair thinning and hair loss.
Wearing a particular hairstyle for years can also cause hair thinning in specific areas of the scalp, no matter how loose and natural it may be. Therefore, it is necessary you keep changing your hairstyle after every few months.
Heat from hair styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons and curling rods, can significantly contribute to hair loss. Styling your hairs using these tools exposes your delicate hair shafts to extreme heat, which can have a damaging effect, especially if used frequently. Let your hair air dry and wear them in their natural texture confidently.
Hair dyes are loaded with harsh chemicals that can prove damaging for your delicate hair shafts. Bleaches and other chemicals present in hair dyes drain natural oils and moisture out of your locks, leaving them dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Coloring your hairs once in a long while is okay, but feel confident to wear your natural hair color.
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Follow these tips and keep your hair in their best shape. However, if you have already damaged your delicate locks or you are struggling with hair loss, feel free to contact us any time. We offer free consultations. To book an online appointment, fill the form below.