5 Habits That Damage Hair You Didn’t Even Know About!

5 habits that damage hair

There is one thing that everyone desires, healthy hair. And to fulfill that wish, we follow several tips to keep our hair healthy. But still get no results. Why? The reason could be your habits that damage your hair inadvertently. For example, combing wet hair is a habit everyone knows to avoid. But what about the other ones? To have healthy hair is no rocket science you need to maintain a proper hair care regimen and should understand what habits are good for your hair and what not. So, today we have come up with the top five habits that damage your hair that you did not even know about.  

 Habits that Damage Hair

5 Choosing the Wrong Pillow Case 

This might be pretty surprising for some of you. How can a pillow case cover damage my hair? Now, the cotton pillow you use every day before sleep is the best in absorbing the natural oils from your scalp, making it dry. Now you know a dry scalp invites several problems such as dandruff, itchiness, and hair breakage. So it is time to switch to a silk pillow cover. 

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4 Hot Water 

Who doesn’t love to take a hot shower after a long hectic day? But, unfortunately, the hot shower bath that is good for your mood and body may not be suitable for your hair. Why? If you love having a hot shower bath, you should stop. As this could be one of the habits that damage hair. The steam comes from the hot water; extreme heat washes away the essential oils from your scalp and opens your hair follicles. Once your hair follicles are opened, there are higher chances of developing the problem of ingrown hair on your scalp. So, instead of washing your hair with extremely hot water, try washing them with calm water. Also, don’t forget to use cold water to close the hair follicles. 

3 Don’t know when to wash your hair and when not 

If you are one of those people taking a head bath too often, then beware that you are indirectly harming your health. You may feel good on the hair wash day, but your hair won’t. Let us explain why? Washing your hair too often also washes away the natural essential oil present in your scalp, making it dry. Whereas if you do not wash your hair at regular intervals, you are inviting several hair problems. Dirt, dust, and oil will make a home on your scalp if you do not wash your hair, often leading to clogged pores. So better to know when is the right time to wash your hair and when not. 


2 Not using a heat protectant 

You love to style your hair. Sometimes with beachy waves, or sometimes you love to keep them straight. But while holding a straightener or curler, have you ever thought about how much this device is causing damage to my hair? Several researchers have claimed that the heat comes from the iron damage hair. Yet, we cannot stop styling our hair. So what is the solution? Heat protectant spray. It will act as s shield between the heat and your hair and protect it from damage and dryness. If you do not use heat protectant spray before using a straightener or curler, then be ready for the lost luster and dry hair more prone to breakage. Not using a heat protectant is one of the common habits that damage your hair. 

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1 Over Exposure in the Sun 

If Exposure to the Sun isn’t good for our skin, it isn’t good for our hair. So, if possible, avoid stepping out of the house in the scorching heat. Or cover your scalp with a hat or a cap to protect it from the Sun’s harmful rays. And the last solution is to use sunscreen even on your scalp to save your hair from dryness, dullness, and breakage. 

So, these are the habits that damage your hair inadvertently. Stay tuned as more is coming your way. And don’t forget to follow Health WriteUps for a daily dose of health-related articles.

Tarishi Aggarwal
Ph.D. in Dental Science, Tarishi is well known for his works in the health sector. Reach out at [email protected]