4 Ways You Didn’t Know You Were Damaging Your Hair

As experts of hair restoration in Edinburgh, we know how important is to take proper care and maintain our hair. We may feel as though we’re doing everything we can by using all kinds of expensive products and oils to keep our hair looking and feeling healthy, but damage can come from ways that may surprise you.

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Bad Bobbles

Tying our hair up in ponytails isn’t good for our hair full stop, even more so when we tie our locks too tight! But we can incur a lot of damage by tying our hair up with cheap, bad quality hair ties.

Exposed elastic bands are the worst for tying hair as they aren’t protected with fabric that slides easily against hair.The friction of hair against rubber bands cause hair to break and sometimes pulled out completely, which can be particularly painful!

Towel-Drying Your Hair

Most, if not all of us, use towels for drying our hair – even hairdressers do – but this also  causes hair breakages. Towel material is rough on wet hair, and the motion of towel-drying itself isn’t particularly gentle. Wrapping your hair up in a towel and leaving it to rest or squeezing your wet hair with a towel is kindest way to dry your hair.

Of course, the best way is to let your hair dry naturally, but this is pretty time consuming, and isn’t the most convenient if you’re getting ready for a night out.

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Exposure to the elements

Usually, the best hair tips and tricks advise you to protect your hair from overexposure to heat, especially when using hair straighteners and curlers on a regular basis. Although in Britain exposure to the sun is a rare occurrence, the winter weather can also cause damage to your do.

The dry winter weather conditions sap moisture out of our hair, even more so when we put our heaters on full blast, which puts our bodies on full de-hydration mode. This can lead to dry, itchy scalps, resulting in dandruff and general discomfort. Keep your hair conditioned regularly to retain as much moisture as possible.

Upgrade your hairbrush

Much like your toothbrush, your hairbrush could do with renewing every once in a while. After continuous use, bristles become damaged and broken which does little to nothing for your hair, apart from catching on strands and probably scratching on your scalp a little.

The same goes for cheap brushes which can also snag on your hair, causing breakage and split ends. Investing in a better quality brush would be more beneficial in keeping your tresses in tip-top condition.

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At KSL we know the importance of hair maintenance, especially if you’re looking for ways to keep your transplants or extensions in the best condition possible. If you require any of the services we provide or if you would like to schedule a free consultation then contact us at 0141 2486603. Otherwise you can keep up with our latest news on our Twitter page.

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