When used daily, styling mousses, sprays and gels can strip your hair of its natural oils. They also leave styling residues on your scalp, which clog and damage hair follicles and contribute to hair loss.
Avoid applying such products directly to your scalp, and lift off styling residues regularly with a clarifying shampoo.
On the topic of shampoo, dry shampoo is not shampoo. Think of it as an emergency fix for second-day hair; not a daily cleansing product. What it does is soak up oil and grease and leave your hair looking fresh.
It won’t lift off impurities and styling residues, or purify your hair and scalp though. So if possible, don’t use it more than twice a week.
A dirty scalp is more prone to infections and hair loss.
We love the ballerina bun, Susie Bubble topknot, and sleek supermodel off-duty ponytail. But don’t pull your hair back too tightly every day – the tension to your hair and scalp may causes hair fall and breakage.
Bleaching is one of the most damaging colouring changing options – it basically opens up hair cuticles and dissolves hair natural pigment known as melanin. This causes hair to become brittle and more prone to hair fall from breakage.
The lighter you go, the longer you’ll have to leave the bleaching agent on, and the more damage your hair will sustain. So avoid going too many shades lighter than your natural hair colour. Photo: Pexels