Is your hairstylist causing your hair loss?

The holiday season is upon us. And that means parties, celebrations, and events, as well as traveling home to spend time with our loved ones.

Of course, it’s only natural that we want to look our best for this special time of year, and many of us will have had our Christmas haircut booked in for a number of months now.

But did you know that how you style your hair, along with the styling tools you use can cause significant damage to your hair? And it doesn’t stop at you. The work your hairstylist does whilst you’re sitting in the salon chair can also cause a significant amount of damage!

Here are just some of the ways that your hairstylist could be causing your hair loss:

Tight Hairstyles

If you ask your hairdresser to put your hair up for a party or event, then you’ll probably want them to make it as tight as possible so that it lasts for longer. However, tight hairstyles can cause significant damage to your hair, including splitting, follicle damage, hair weakness, tensile stress, fraying, and breakage. In more severe cases, this can lead to hair thinning and even acute hair loss!

Tight Extensions

Once the domain of the rich and famous, today hair extensions are becoming increasingly popular. And, with their ability to add both length and volume to thin or lifeless hair, it’s easy to see why.

However, if they aren’t put in properly, your hair extensions can actually have the opposite effect, causing hair loss and even bald patches. This is because hair extensions are attached to the root of your hair using various techniques.

If your hairstylist attaches the extensions too tight, it can put too much strain on the hair follicles, causing headaches and hair loss.

Over Processing

Excessively colouring, chemically straightening, and using chemical treatments often results in over-processed hair, which can lead to breakage. Designed to lift and penetrate the outer layer of the hair in order to change its shape or colour, chemical hair treatments and dyes can begin to break down the structure of the hair if they are left on too long or used too frequently.
This can lead to fragile, brittle hair lacking in shine and bounce. Of course, damaged hair is eventually replaced, but it takes time. To keep your hair healthy, you should avoid over-processing your hair, ensuring you leave the recommended time between treatments.

Too many products

Whilst hair products such as hair sprays, gels, and waxes can help your hairdresser create the style that you want, using too many products can also cause hair loss.

Using too many products can block the hair follicles, which is thought to speed up hair loss. Many hair products also contain high amounts of alcohol, which can cause the scalp to dry out, increasing the risk of problems such as flaking and itchy scalps. This can have an impact on hair loss.


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Fay Afghahi

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