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There are plenty of things in the world that can damage your hair. You need to be aware and mindful of them so that your hair does not get damaged. With that in mind here are some of the things that can damage your hair and how to avoid them.
An unhealthy diet can do major damage to your hair. If you aren’t eating the right foods and getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals, then it can cause serious damage to your hair. This is why having a varied and healthy diet is so important. On top of this, you also need to make sure that you are drinking enough water each day. If you do not, then you can find that your hair (much like the rest of your body) starts to dry out and it will become brittle. If you are struggling to eat healthily and drink enough water, then you might find apps like MyFittnessPal useful. It will help you to track and monitor what food you are eating and how much water you are drinking.
One of the easiest ways to damage your hair is by overwashing it. You should only wash your hair two to three times per week. If you start to overwash your hair, then you will see that it starts to get dry and brittle. This is because you are washing away important natural oils that your hair needs to stay healthy. You can help dry hair by using conditioner while washing and then using moisturizer afterward as well. Both of these will help to rehydrate your hair. This is especially important for long hair as it can dry out far easier than short hair. This means that it is important that you do not overwash your hair.
Dying your hair can damage it. This is especially true when using bleach. The act of bleaching your hair can cause serious damage to your hair if you are not careful. Instead of using this method, you might want to balayage hair. This is a more natural way of changing the color of your hair and reduces the risk of damaging it. Be careful when dying your hair.
The weather can cause damage to your hair. High winds can cause your hair become tangled and get into knots. These can then be difficult to undo or brush out and can result in the hair falling out. If it is windy, make sure that you tie your hair up or hide it under a hat. This should help to reduce the chance that you will get knots in your hair. The sun can also damage your hair. The UV rays can bleach your hair and make it change color. The heat can also dry your hair out. This means that it can become brittle and damaged. In order to avoid this, it is best to wear a hat during hot days so that you can keep your hair out of the sun. The weather can have a larger impact on the quality and health of your hair than you might think. This is why being mindful of your surroundings and the weather are important when looking after your hair.
Pollution can cause damage to your hair. Pollution is never a good thing, but the particles are especially bad for sticking in your hair and causing damage. If you can manage it, then you try to avoid polluted areas.
In a similar way to pollution, smoke can also damage your hair. Smoke particles can get stuck in your hair causing it to smell and cause damage. This means that if you are serious about maintaining high quality hair, then you should quit smoking and not be around people who do. Cigarettes are generally bad for you, but they are also bad for your hair. If you are looking for another excuse to quit, then the quality of your hair is as good a reason as any.
Hair tools such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can cause severe damage to your hair if you are not careful. This is because each of these can dry your hair out. Even if you are using your hair dryer on the cold setting, it can still cause your hair to be damaged. The heat from all of these dries your hair out and this can in turn cause it to become brittle. If possible, you should let your hair dry naturally rather than using a hairdryer. Hair straighteners and curling irons can create amazing effects for your hair, but they can also cause damage. You shouldn’t use them too often or leave them on for too long. If you do, then you can cause serious hair damage, and this is something that you do not want to happen.
While brushing is good for your hair, it can also cause it damage. You want to brush your hair because doing spreads your hair’s natural oils to each and every strand of hair on your head. However, if you do not do it correctly, then you can cause damage to your hair. When brushing you should make sure that you start at the bottom and work your way upwards. This will help to reduce the strain that brushing puts on your roots. If you put too much strain on your hair’s roots, then you can end up pulling it out. You do not want this to happen. This is why it is so important that you start from the bottom and work your way upwards as this will reduce the likelihood that you will end up pulling your hair out.
Split ends happen when the end of your hair strand splits. It can grow all the way along the strand and become worse over time. This means that it is important that you get your hair regularly cut in order to prevent split ends from growing.