I’ve seen people doing everything on earth to maintain their hair health, but still ending up with dull and damaged hair. 

What could be the reason? 


There are three things that you should never do to your hair according to Ayurveda. And if you’re doing any of these, it’s time to stop! 


Pulling your hair back 


Pulling your hair back constantly causes a condition called “Traction Alopecia,” which results in a receding hairline. 


Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that occurs due to prolonged tension or pulling on the hair. It is most commonly caused by tight hairstyles, such as braids, weaves, or extensions, that pull on the hair for an extended period of time. 


Traction alopecia usually affects the hairline and the areas around the ears, where the hair is most tightly pulled. The hair loss can range from mild to severe and can be permanent if the tension on the hair is not relieved. Some common symptoms of traction alopecia include a receding hairline, small bumps or blisters on the scalp, itching or tenderness of the scalp, and broken or damaged hairs at the hairline. 


Treatment for traction alopecia involves removing the source of tension on the hair, such as changing hairstyles or removing hair extensions. It is also important to avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair and to use gentle hair care practices, such as using a wide-tooth comb and avoiding excessive heat styling. Let your hair loose and do not try these types of hairstyles that pull your hair constantly. 


Frequent hot head showers 


Hot water can damage your hair in several ways. It can strip the natural oils from the scalp and hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Also, it can also lead to split ends, breakage and dull-looking hair. 


Hot water can also weaken the hair shaft, making it more prone to damage from brushing or styling. This can lead to hair loss over time. Hot water can also cause the cuticle layer of the hair to lift, which can make the hair look frizzy and rough. Using hot water on color-treated hair can also cause the color to fade more quickly, as hot water can open up the hair cuticles, allowing the color to escape. 


To avoid damage to your hair, it is best to use room temperature water when washing your hair, as this will help to preserve your hair’s natural oils and prevent the hair shaft from weakening. 


Unclean scalp 


Not washing your hair often will lead to an unclean scalp due to product buildup, dirt, sweat etc. This can lead to hair fall, dandruff, acne etc. An unclean scalp can lead to a variety of negative after-effects. The accumulation of dirt, oil and dead skin cells on the scalp can clog hair follicles, leading to inflammation, itching, and even hair loss. 


Bacteria and fungi thrive in dirty scalp conditions, causing infections, such as dandruff and scalp acne. In addition to these physical effects, an unclean scalp can also have psychological effects like embarrassment and low self-esteem due to the presence of flakes, odors and other visible signs of poor scalp hygiene. 


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