21 days to Heal Your hair: day 21: Hairstyles that damage your hair.

Hi,

Welcome and thank you for joining me on the last day of “21 days to heal your hair”.

Today I will talk about hairstyles you didn’t know were damaging your hair. I show them in the video above but here you have them summed up in writing.

  • Hair ties: putting up your hair in a bun or ponytail is a great solution for a bad hair day or a chique way to get ready for a special occasion. But you have to pay attention to the following facts:
  • don’t pull your hair too tight: it is ok for an occasional hair style but don’t do it on a regular basis: it hurts the hair follicles because it puts too much strain on the hair, pulling at the roots. And it can also give you a headache.
  • Don’t wear your hair back when you sleep, cause it puts even more pressure on the hair because at night you are tossing and turning in bed. If you have long hair, you can always loosely braid it to avoid your hair from tangling.
  • Use a hair clip or snag-free hair elastics without metal parts: here are a couple of them from brands like Invisibobble, babyliss, elle, …
  • Don’t put your hair up or in a tail when wet. Hair that is wet is longer, heavier and stretched out, so putting it up will even put more pressure on it. Wet hair is very fragile, so let it dry first.
  • Wearing the same ponytail everyday: this causes the elastic to “cut” into the hair strands at the exact same spot everyday. This might cause the hair to break and fray. So don’t. This is exactly the same for buns.
  • Tightly braiding the hair too often: same as above: not everyday because they put too much strain on the hair follicles, which may result in hair loss