Are you struggling with hair fall? You might be brushing your hair and noticing more and more hair get caught up in the brush or ending up on the floor. You might think the hair fall is because of a hormonal imbalance, hereditary condition, or recent eating patterns, and those are all valid causes. But there are common mistakes you could be unwillingly making that result in hair fall. Let’s look at the top 5 common mistakes that cause hair fall.
1. To Detangle or Not to Detangle
Before you jump in the shower to shampoo your hair, are you brushing through it beforehand? A common mistake in your pre-wash routine is not brushing and detangling your hair before you shampoo it. If there are knots in your hair before you wash it, this can cause new ones to form in the shower and lead to more damage. A quick brush through the hair before shampooing is a great start to avoiding excess hair loss. Plus, if you want an in-depth hair care guide, we’ve got one right here!
2. Brushing Wet Hair
Now we know we just said detangling hair before shampoo is vital, but that does not include brushing the hair when it’s wet right out of the shower. By detangling the hair before shampooing, you avoid having to brush through the knots once you are done washing. After shampoo, you end up washing away some oils and proteins that give your hair its strength and brushing that wet, fragile hair leads to excessive breakage and hair fall. So here’s a tip: wait till your hair is dry before going in and brushing through it. Yes, it’s just that simple!
3. Heat Styling
It’s great to be able to experiment with different hairstyles, and that usually requires some sort of heat styling with straighteners or curlers. And even though these heat tools can give you the hair goals you want, they cause a lot of damage to the hair. Excessive heat applied to the hair with these hot tools dries out the proteins in the hair and strips it of any moisture. So when you brush through your hair, the strands are not strong enough to resist the downward pressure of the brush and break off from the scalp. Plus, heat styling can also create many split ends, and let’s be honest, who wants those? So that’s why it is best to avoid heat styling as much as possible, but by all means, special occasions certainly call for special hair, doesn’t it?
4. Washing Hair Too Much or Not Enough
Everyone has their hair care guide, and why not? Everyone’s hair is different, and that’s why everyone needs their routine. That’s why when it comes to washing hair, it’s important to know if you are washing your hair too much, or not enough. It may not seem like an important factor, but trust us when we say it’s the key to beautiful, hair loss-free hair. Take our hair quiz to find out how many times a week you should wash your hair!
5. The Ingredients Say it All
When choosing a shampoo, what do you tend to look out for? Is it the benefits listed on the bottle, the brand, or the ingredients? What if we told you the ingredients are the most important when it comes to scalp and hair health? Conventional shampoos have a lot of chemicals and harmful ingredients such as sulfates and synthetic fragrances that dry out the hair and can cause scalp irritation. Switching to a natural shampoo with gentle properties ensures the hair is protected against breakage and hair fall. For that very reason, NOW Care has created a completely natural shampoo with natural ingredients and essential oils to cleanse the hair without damage. The unique powder-to-liquid formula is quick and easy to use. All you have to do is pour the powder in your NOW Care bottle, add tap water, give it a shake, and you have an entire bottle of shampoo ready to go! It’s that simple, easy, and effective.
So there you have it! These are the top 5 common mistakes that cause hair fall, and how you can counteract them. Let us know what changes you are making to your routine to reduce hair fall in the comments below!