Hair Loss Treatments

Women’s beauty products that damage hair

By Alex

Hair loss is something most people will deal with at some point in their life. For some, hair loss is natural and it is a part of life we can’t stop, for others you might be doing something to your hair that is causing the hair loss.

Getting your hair right is an important part of daily life to a lot of women, but do you ever stop and think about the damage your everyday routine could be doing to your hair?

Today we’ve got a few different women’s beauty products and treatments that damage hair and could lead to hair loss.

Weaves and extensions

We all want longer or thicker hair and one quick fix way is getting a weave or extensions. Now, you don’t have to say goodbye to your long locks all together you just need to be weary.

When it comes to weaving you need to ensure you’re getting it fitted properly. There are numerous cases where poor quality weaving or weaving the hair too tight can cause traction alopecia, which results in hair loss.

Hair extensions are similar, regardless of if you’re getting micro loops or strip extensions if they’re not fitted and maintained properly you can damage your hair, causing it to fall out.

Chemical and heat damage

There are a number of hair treatments available that use different chemicals in order to tame, smooth, colour, and even straighten your hair. These kinds of treatments should be approached with caution. If you use chemicals on your hair over a long period of time you can harm your hair and scalp.

Regularly colouring your hair can cause it to become brittle and dry causing the hair to break and become thin and lifeless. Chemical treatments such as perms or chemical strengthening can result in lasting damage and even hair loss if you do not allow your hair to have a break from the treatment.

It is important to think about heat damage at home too regularly drying, straightening and curling your hair can leave it dry and prone to breakage. Everything is fine in moderation, but just try to reduce your heat usage, for example, leave your hair to dry naturally overnight rather than using a hair dryer.

Tight hair styles

Similar to a bad weave, your hairstyle could be the reason for your hair loss. If you regularly have your hair tied up in a tight hairstyle such as a French plait, a high bun or even a tight ponytail you could be at risk of traction alopecia.

Traction Alopecia happens over a long period of time when the hair is put under constant strain or tension. The gradual hair loss happens by the pulling force being applied to the hair.

It is important to give your hair a break from tight hairstyles, we recommend trying a variety of hair styles, some that are much looser and even wearing your hair down to give it a break every other day.

Everything in moderation

Although these things can potentially damage your hair and lead to hair loss it doesn’t mean you have to lock everything away forever. Everything is fine, in moderation.

Like we’ve said it’s really important to care for your hair by simply giving it a break every once in a while. When you’ve got a day at home simply leave your hair in its natural beauty, no heat, no hair bands. As for applying chemicals to your hair, just don’t overdo it. Ensure you hairdresser is testing the strength of your hair each time – just to check it isn’t going to break.

If you think your suffering with hair loss and would like some information on our hair restoration treatments, please contact us today. We’ll be able to book you in for a no obligation consultation where one of our hair loss experts will be able to help you.

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