6 Daily Habits That Have A Negative Impact On Your Hair Health

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If you’re noticing little breakages, a dry scalp or even hair lacking shine and general health, it could well be down to the habits you put your hair through everyday, which ultimately affect your locks. So which are the worst? Katie Allan, Founder of MAYFIVE Hair, in leafy Chiswick, shares with us the habits we should all be breaking…

Hot Showers

The heat feels great but can also dry out your hair and scalp. If this is something you cannot resist, be sure to use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo to top up moisture levels.

Dirty Brushes

Clean those brushes! A bit of warm water and shampoo to remove any debris will work perfectly. Otherwise, you will be brushing your clean hair with tools that have also been in your hair after a sweaty work out.

Tight hair styles with the wrong hair ties 

Tight ponytails and top knots can cause traction alopecia, but if you use an elastic band, this will also cause damage to the fibres when it’s up. A traditional scrunchie, or a hair tie that looks like the old fashioned telephone cords is my best suggestion.

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The best place to put your sunglasses so you don’t lose them is on your head. However, if the area that goes over the nose is made of metal, it is likely to catch in your hair and pull out strands. This will result in breakages to the front of your hairline.

Applying heat to your hair for the third day running without washing 

Once you’ve washed your hair, it’s happily filled with nutrients from your shampoo, conditioner and leave in products. Yet, when you apply electrical heat with styling tools, these tend to leave the hair. If you then re-apply heat to your hair without washing it, you are likely to cause irreversible damage to the cuticle.

Over using dry shampoo 

We all love using dry shampoo for a quick fix. However, using it in excess can result in a dry and flaky scalp. I recommend not using it for more than two days in a row, before washing.



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