Regularly wearing tight hairstyles such as braids, ponytails, and buns can cause breakage and damage to the hair shaft. Heat styling tools like curling irons and flat irons can also damage the hair if used too frequently.
These tools use high heat to straighten or curl hair, which can cause the cuticle of the hair shaft to become dry and brittle. It may even lead to split ends and breakage.
Another common way that people damage their hair is through over-washing it. Washing your hair too often can strip away essential oils from the scalp, leaving it dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage. Overuse of styling products such as gels, mousses, sprays and waxes can also leave behind a residue on the surface of your strands that will weigh down your locks and make them more prone to breakage.
Finally, improper brushing habits are another major culprit when it comes to damaging our tresses. Brushing wet hair is particularly risky because wet strands are especially vulnerable due to increased elasticity; they stretch further before snapping back into placebut this doesnt always happen! When we pull at our wet locks with excessive force during brushing sessions or combing sessions (especially if done in haste), we risk pulling out chunks of hairs along with them no bueno for achieving healthy looking locks! The best way around this problem? Make sure you comb gently by using wide-tooth combs starting from bottom up instead of top down this will help you avoid tugging at knots too harshly while still keeping those flyaways under control!
Heat styling tools can cause dry and brittle hair, leading to split ends and breakage.
Over-washing your hair can strip away essential oils from the scalp, leaving it dry and prone to breakage.
Improper brushing habits can lead to chunks of hairs being pulled out due to excessive force.