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7 Ways You Are Damaging Your Hair Without Realizing It

7 Ways You Are Damaging Your Hair Without Realizing IT

Do you realize that you are damaging your hair in at least 7 ways possible? What can you do in order to prevent damaging your hair more?

Seven Ways You Are Damaging Your Hair Without Realizing It

Isn’t it amazing how much hair is important to men and women?

In fact, with beauty growing into a multi-billion industry, people are all about grooming and beauty tips. is one of the helpful sites from which you can get inspiration on how best to groom your hair.

While at it, did you know you could be wrongly grooming your hair and instead be damaging it?

If you want to find out different ways you could be sabotaging your hair, here are seven that top the list:

Constant use of heat

The truth is that application of heat makes hair styling very easy. However, continuous use of heat on your hair can cause more damage than you credit it.

The worst part is, the hair damaged by heat cannot be fixed, even with hair products. If you are not looking to trim or shave off your hair, it is wiser that you reduce the amount of heat you use of your hair.

It at all you have to use heat, set your hair grooming tools at lower heat levels to reduce the chances of damage. While at it, use heat protectants before exposing your hair to heat.

Brushing your hair when wet

Most people are fond of doing this because it is more convenient rather than drying out entirely before brushing. Running a comb through wet hair is damaging because hair tends to be weaker, elastic and delicate when wet.

Although you can detangle your hair when wet and well-conditioned, brushing it at that moment breaks off a couple of hair strands damaging your healthy hair. If you have to do it, brush your hair after using a leave-in conditioner.

Using cotton pillowcases

Hair is a delicate part of the body that easily breaks from a lot of pull and teasing. Cotton happens to be a strong fabric that can pull, tug, and rip your hair as your turn over through the night.

As convenient as getting a cotton pillowcase is, consider changing your pillowcases to satin or silk, which are softer fabric choices that are kinder and gentler to your hair.

Over manipulation

Hair styling can be fun, especially when trying to keep up with the latest trends. However, over-manipulating your hair can be the leading cause for you slight balding and patchy hair loss. Parts of your hair that experience a lot of pulling and teasing become weaker, drier and easily break off.

If you are fond of styling, pick out different styles that allow different parts of your hair to get the same amount of pressure for even distribution of natural oils and exposure to the sun.

Wrong hair products or the lack of them

Hair products are essential for the maintenance and management of hair and should be part of the grooming process. If you do not use hair products, your hair is bound to dry, get itchy and break a lot.

Using wrong hair products can be worse than the lack of them. Some hair products have harmful ingredients that can be detrimental to your scalp, leave alone your hair. You want to spot hair products that add moisture to your mane and complement the grooming process. The idea is to nourish and moisturize your hair with the different products, among which should be hair conditioners, shampoos, and various oils.

Improper diet

Funny as it may sound, proper nutrition is essential for healthy hair. Whatever you take into your body has an impact on your skin, scalp and ultimately your hair.

Smoking, for example, is a habit, known through research, to damage hair by increasing hair loss.

Using the wrong grooming tools

Hair clippers, scissors, hair trimmers, combs, and brushes are all critical for grooming your hair.

If you are among the people that prefer to trim their hair at home, for instance, using the wrong trimming tools to get the job done can damage your hair in a big way. At the outset, if your devices are blunt, you can suffer from uneven trims, bumps, cuts and ingrown hair, which are very uncomfortable.

While picking your brushes, select different types, so you have wide-toothed ones and fine-toothed ones to serve the different roles.

Hair care is as necessary as body care; therefore, you need to be more deliberate with taking care of it because the more you can avoid damage, the better your hair will look.

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So are you ready to continue taking care of your hair?


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  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this useful tips, learnt some good reminders for myself here. Gonna change my pillow case at least asap, then to change my hair styling products. Hope my damaged hair gets better 😀
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    August 24, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    Hala, I always comb my hair even if it’s still wet. I don’t have any problems with always heating it, since i seldom use hair iron or curling iron..or have it blow dry. Also, i don’t own even a single satin pillow case..haha! I didn’t know it’s stressing my hair out. I guess now is the time to buy new satin pillow cases.

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    September 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Whaaaaaat! I had no idea I was damaging my hair by brushing it when it’s wet. Haha, will definitely have to be more careful next time since my hair is already pretty weak and full of split ends 🙁

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    September 3, 2018 at 12:55 AM

    I’m just curious IF using cotton pillows does a lot of damage to the hair? I have been using cotton pillows for a long time and I have maybe two pairs I use alternately. It’s expensive to shift to silk pillows so I might not be able to do it for now. 🙁 Also, what do you think about changing shampoos every month? I read it somewhere that we should be constantly changing shampoos every month so that our hair wont lost its bounce!

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    Nicole P
    April 13, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    But.. I have no other pillowcases aside from cotton. Can you recommend an alternative? I realize the damage also of over manipulation of hair which is why I had my long hair chopped. DO NOT BLEACH then be cheap by not opting for a treatment right after. you will definitely be regretting that. But I never did regret my red hair. I’m definitely going back there iif my hair can take it again. 😀

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