Most people are proud of their hair and for good reason. Studies show that if you feel your hair looks good then you have more confidence. That can make a big difference to success in life. It’s this desire to have stunning hair that leads to an increasing array of hairstyles being presented, some are extreme.
However, while making a statement and feeling great is helpful to confidence, some of the hairstyles people use are actually harmful. Here’s how your hairstyle could be damaging your scalp:
Most people have done it, you’re in a rush, and you throw your hair into the same style, such as a ponytail, knowing that it will look good even though it hasn’t been washed and styled.
While that seems like a good plan, you’re damaging your scalp by not taking care of it. It’s essential to choose high-quality products when washing, drying and protecting your hair. This will ensure your hair is healthy, looks great, and isn’t causing damage to your scalp or self-esteem.
It may take a few extra minutes to wash and style your hair, but you’re worth it.
Don’t forget, using cheaper products often means chemical ingredients which can irritate or even burn your scalp.
The Same Style
The ponytail mentioned is also the perfect example of how you can damage your scalp in another way.
Using the same style every day places stress on the same part of your hair and scalp every day. Over a period this will cause weakness in your hair, potentially resulting in breakages. In addition, certain parts of your scalp will be more under pressure than others.
Some of the best hairstyles are those that pull your hair tight, such as braids. These pull on your scalp constantly, damaging the follicles that produce your hair. If your follicles are damaged then you may produce brittle hair or you may even start suffering from hair loss. Neither is a desirable outcome.
Wet Hair Styles
Some styles are designed to be created when your hair is wet. While this approach may produce great results, hair is weakest and most vulnerable when it’s wet. This will increase the chances of breakages.
In addition, wet hair is heavier, adding additional strain to your scalp and potentially causing damage to your scalp and your hair.
The Good News
The good news is that you don’t have to give up your favourite hairstyle just yet! Instead, focus on washing it daily and looking after it with high-quality products. Alongside this, take the time to dry it properly while styling and use heat protection spray.
You should also remember that moderation is the key to everything in life. Change your hairstyle frequently and try not to use the ones that place excess stress on your scalp every day.
You’ll notice a difference in how your hair looks and feels. This will then be reflected in how you feel and how you approach the world. It’s amazing how important your hair is.