Healthy hairs are shiny, soft, free from split ends, and less prone to fall. But if you are experiencing a severe hair fall and lack of new hair growth, then there are probabilities that few or all enemies of hair are attacking you.
While sun exposure, stress, and illness are few factors that affect hair growth, but if you want to have healthy hairs, then you need to stay away from these 10 enemies that stop hair growth and result in excessive hair fall.
Shampooing hair is essential to remove all the dirt, grime, and excessive oil. But if you are using strong shampoos with high levels of chemicals and cleaning agents, then they wash away hair protective moisturizers along with them.
A too strong shampoo can even affect the hair growth level as they damage the internal cortex. So, make sure you use a mild shampoo and don’t overdo it.
Treating Hair as a Tin Glass
Don’t consider your hair like a piece of metal, or a tin glass. Brushing your hair infinite times a day, playing with your hairs. Using a hard brush, back-combing now and then, all are actions of rough handling. This can weaken the hair from the root, and hence, result in damaging of the hair cuticle, and eventually hair fall. Even this can lead to hair splits, snaps, or frays. So, avoid rough handling your hair and pamper them a little.
Using Heat Styling Tools
You can confirm this with your dermatologist, and he will inform you that using heat styling products is actually a way to damage your hair with your own wish. Hot hair styling products damage the natural moisturizer of the hair. They damage the cuticle layer, block the surface of the scalp, and cause fraying, split ends, breaking of the hair. So, to make sure that you have a healthy growth hair, make less use of heat styling products.
Blow-dry or use styling tools only when it is of utmost requirement, otherwise avoid using such products. The best way is to allow your hair to air dry.
Smoking is not good for the body and hence not for the hair as well. If you want healthy, long, and shiny hair that grow well and are not prone to fall, then it is better to quit smoking.
Excessive Intake of Caffeine
A highly followed tradition in India, one cannot think of beginning their day without a cup of tea. Consuming tea is a common activity among individuals of all ages, but think twice that is it really healthy for your skin. If you are consuming tea, then you are not just drinking it, but you are also consuming a big cup of caffeine. Tea results in high acidic content in the body. If your body cells are highly acidic, then they will lack minerals essential for healthy hair and skin growth. The great idea is to combat drinking tea completely from your diet, or otherwise, limit intake of tea to 1 – 2 cups a day. Also, keep it a point that you don’t drink tea empty stomach.
Consuming Processed or Packaged Foods
Chocolates, cakes, donuts, cookies, pizzas, burgers, are food products with high levels of calories. They are tempting to the taste buds but hardly provide any nutrients.
If you consume too much of processed foods, then this will lead to slow performing mind and will revolt by your body in terms of dull skin and falling hair.
Working too hard or taking any kind of mental, physical, or emotional stress disturbs the natural balance of our hormones. This affects the proper functioning of cells and tissues, which are responsible for the healthy growth of hair. So, if you want really good hair, then it is important to stay stress-free. Also, you can include a minimum of 10 minutes de-stress activity in your daily exercise regimen to keep your body away from such hazards.
Lack of Exercise
Our body secretes oil, which is removed from our pores and scalp during the time of exercising. When your hair and skin are sebum free, then this will provide nutrients to flow through them. Exercising for even 30 minutes can make a huge difference.
Improper Sleep Habits
Proper sleep is really very important for healthy skin and hair. It is because our body cells and tissues tend to rejuvenate and repair when we sleep. If we are not sleeping enough, then we are not providing adequate time to our body to heal. So this can lead to unhealthy skin and stop hair growth. It is important to sleep tight as only then you can stay healthy.
Oiling moisturizes and conditions hair, and makes sure that the hair is provided with strength and support needed for their healthy growth. So, develop a habit of oiling your hair every time before you shampoo them. This will retain the natural moisture in the hair needed for their healthy growth and sustainability.
Other than these 10 enemies of hair growth, even environmental factors play a pivotal role in affecting the hair growth. But, you can overcome all these enemies by adopting a healthy, balanced diet and taking proper care of your hair. So, prepare yourself for the battle of these hair enemies, and with the support of nutritious food and healthy lifestyle you will definitely come out as a winner.
Yuan Chen is a Manager at T1Hairs- Online Brazilian Hair Extensions Company. He has more than 6 years of experience in Hairdressing Industry and has a good reputation in this field.