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Bad Habits That Cause Hair Breakage

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Seeing more hair in the bathtub or sink than usual? Some of your seemingly harmless habits could be to blame.

One of the biggest culprits of hair breakage is wrapping your hair in a towel after showering. Hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, when the shaft is loosened and stretched. Scrubbing it dry and then wrapping it tightly in a towel breaks the shaft and causes damage to the strand. Take it easy instead, blotting your hair dry gently. If you do wrap it, use something made of cotton, rather than a towel, to prevent breakage. (And go easy on brushing and combing when your hair is wet, too).

Over-washing is another common mistake. Washing your hair too frequently causes your hair to lose its natural moisture, leading to dry, brittle locks that are more prone to breaking off. Cut back on washing every day, and aim for 2-3 times/week instead.

Many shampoos contain can also contain harsh chemical such as sulfates. Washing your hair with shampoos containing sulfates and other strong detergents pulls moisture from the hair cuticle, causing damage to the shaft. Opt for gentle, sulfate-free products instead to protect those delicate strands.

For both men and women, forgoing trips to the salon or barber can result in serious hair breakage. This is because skipping regular trims encourages the formation of damaging split ends. The only way to remedy split ends and preserve the rest of the strand is to trim them off, so make sure to schedule an appointment with your stylist or barber every 6-8 weeks. This helps to ensure the growth of healthy hair.

Follow these tips post-transplant to keep your locks strong. And for more information about hair transplant and restoration procedures, call Kalos Hair Transplant, LLC today.


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Atlanta, GA 30342
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