Habits that are killing your hair

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Have you been shedding more hair than usual or are simple trying to figure out what are certain habits that can thin out your hair. You are at the right place. There has been a certain increase in people undergoing various treatments like SMP treatment in Dubai, hair transplants and multiple hair growth therapies. But why does hair fall happens in the first place? While there are many causes associated with hair fall, there are certain bad habits that are unknowingly ruining your hair. Here are a few hair habits that can result in a bald head:


Steamy showers

Hot water will dry out your hair. I know, I know, its super relaxing but it comes with a disadvantage of dehydrating your hair strands. It will not only strip your hair of essential oils but it can also cause damage to the roots. Try to lower the temperature of water a bit. Use lukewarm water instead of steamy hot showers and you will definitely notice a difference. Also, if you can, use cold water for the final rinse.


Heat styling

Heat styling damages hair cuticles which disrupts the moisture balance of your mane and eventually leads to hair fall. Minimize the use of hot tools as much as possibly can. Whenever you are applying heat to your strands, apply a heat protection spray or serum to protect your hair.


Crash diet

Crash dieting can put your body in an extremely stress inducing situation. Lack of nutrition in your body will activate your survival instinct. Hence, body will focus on more important functions like heart beat and breathing instead of keeping your hair in optimal condition. If you want to lose weight and keep it that way, focus on developing a healthier lifestyle instead of crash dieting. Make sure to include meat, fruits, vegetable and dairy in your diet.


Brushing wet hair

It is never a good idea to brush wet hair. Wet hair is more prone to fall put and breakage. Wait until your hair is slightly damp and then use a wide tooth comb to gently comb out tangles.


Tight hair styles

Tighter hair styles can cause unnecessary tension on hair follicles, hence triggering hair fall. If you don’t want to end up getting SMP treatment in Dubai, hair transplant or any other type of hair treatments, it is important to get rid of these habits and prevent fall out.


Strong hold styling products

Styling products are loaded with alcohol and make your hair brittle and dry. It can damage your follicles and promote breakage. Use natural styling products instead of using products with strong chemicals.


Scratching your head

Scratching your hair constantly can damage hair follicles. If you are experiencing an itchy scalp due to dandruff or excess sebum, use adequate products to treat these issues. Try to go for an anti dandruff shampoo or a use natural remedies like apple cider vinegar to get rid of itchy scalp. It’s better to treat the problem at an initial stage rather than going for extravagant treatments like hair transplant and SMP treatment in Dubai in future.


Soaking up the sun

Sun can not only damage your skin, it can also damage hair follicles. Use SPF 30 hair sprays or above to protect your hair from sun damage. You can also try wearing a hat to appear trendy and save your hair at the same time.


Break these bad habits if you want to maintain healthy hair for life and do not want to undergo any high end hair fall treatments in the future.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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