Our hair is actually the most important part of our appearance. People think that their hair will always be as soft, shiny and healthy as it was when they were born, and they give it all kinds of cuts, use cosmetics, and even try to treat it with so-called grooming practices when it has problems. However, when the 20s are over, the hair gradually loses its vitality, does not look as full as before and may start to fall out.
Hair transplantation is the only solution to cover bald areas that have no roots and are experiencing baldness. But you can help your hair fall by changing your lifestyle or daily hair care routine.
In order to ensure that the hair is healthy, shiny, soft and strong at all ages, careful and regular hair care should be done and more importantly, applications that damage the hair should be avoided. The diet and lifestyle habits of the person are of course very important for the health of the hair as well as for the health of the whole body. In this respect, it is possible to have healthier hair by changing unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits and abandoning all kinds of applications that may harm the hair. First of all, let’s talk about how to wash hair, and then let’s look at the mistakes that are made in daily life without even being aware of it:
How to wash hair?
Washing the hair too often, using shampoo or soap every day washes the natural oils from the scalp. As a result, the scalp dries out and cannot be fed adequately, as it is deprived of the sebum it naturally produces.
Another factor that causes dryness in the hair is the temperature of the shower or bath water. As the weather gets colder, the temperature of the preferred water rises and taking a shower with hot water causes the hair to dry out. Hot water causes the sebum on the scalp to break down, which causes the hair strands to dry out, look dull and eventually fall out due to not getting enough nourishment.
In order to have healthy hair, I recommend paying attention to the frequency of washing, shampooing every other day instead of every day, not taking a shower with very hot water, and using products that do not contain chemicals such as sulfate and paraben.
It is also helpful to apply a gentle massage to the scalp while washing the hair.
On the other hand, hair that is not washed for a long time can cause residue to accumulate on the scalp due to clogged pores with accumulated sebum, impairing healthy hair growth and causing hair loss.
Should I Wash My Hair With Hot or Cold Water? Does washing with hot water damage the hair?
Washing the hair with hot water can dry out the hair and scalp, so the strands can break and fall out more easily. Therefore, regardless of the season, washing with warm water is best for the health of the hair, and a cold rinse at the end of the wash is very useful.
Wrong Care Products Damage Hair
Choosing the right shampoo for healthy hair is very important. Poor quality shampoos make hair look dull, dry and cause breakage. The use of shampoo and conditioner that is not suitable for the scalp causes hair loss, dandruff and crusting by damaging the hair follicles and scalp. It would be best to use shampoos containing biotin with a pH value of 5.5.
Not Washing Hair After Exercise
Exercising is really tiring and of course we want to lie down and rest right after. However, after training, we will inevitably accumulate sweat on our scalp, which will damage the scalp and clog the hair follicles. Therefore, a quick shower after a workout is essential to keep your hair healthy!
Frequent Use of Hair Stylers
Everyone wants to look like they just stepped out of the hair salon, but hair straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers cause serious damage to the hair when used continuously. For this reason, the ideal is not to use them at all, but if it is to be used, it is important to style your hair only after a shower, at most twice a week, and make it a habit to use hair protective products.
Unhealthy Eating Habits
Nutritional habits are very important in determining the health of hair as well as for the whole body. In this regard, unhealthy and irregular eating habits can damage the hair. Unhealthy diet is shown as the main cause of many hair problems such as hair loss, dandruff and dryness.
Drying Hair Wrong
Drying hair harshly with a towel after a shower is a hair-damaging habit. Instead, it’s best to wrap the hair with a soft cotton towel and let the hair air dry on its own after absorbing excess water.