Even we have to admit quality hair care can be a frustrating endeavor. Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do, your hair just refuses to thrive the way you want it to. It may decide it wants to remain dull and limp or just refuse to grow. When this happens, it’s all too understandable you may reach your wit’s end and have no idea where you’re going wrong. Unfortunately, there are all sorts of habits and factors out there that could be affecting your hair’s health without you even realizing. Here are just a few to watch out for.
It’s somewhat well known specific medications can cause detriment to your hair. This can include the likes of thyroid pills, statins, blood pressure drugs and antidepressants. The reason for this lies in how these drugs actually work, which is through fiddling around with your hormonal chemistry. Much like your mood, your hair is also affected by your hormones. If they’re thrown out of whack in any way, you could likely see some ill effects with your hair.
Should you start a new medication and find your hair thinning or just refusing to grow, it’s best to speak with your doctor as soon as possible. Together you can find a new medication that won’t affect your hormonal balance quite as much, kickstarting your hair back into its usual growth routine.
What could be better than a long, hot shower after a hard day? It’s a highlight for many people because it grants them the chance to relax and wash away their stress along with the grime gathered from a long day’s work. You often even take advantage of this time to use your trusty sulfate free shampoo and conditioner! There’s just one problem with a hot shower: heat is dehydrating.
By standing under that steamy water, you’re effectively stripping away all of the natural moisturization your hair builds up on a regular basis. This can lead to dryness, which in turn causes breakage and other problems. Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to the opposite end of the showering spectrum to fix this problem! Try to use colder water when you rinse your hair only, and stick to showers that aren’t quite as hot for regular bathing.
We all love our styling sprays! However, it’s important to remember it’s a product, and like any hair product, there’s a certain risk of clogging your follicles or worse. In some cases, the ingredients present in your styling product of choice can dehydrate your hair. This holds especially true for styling gels designed to last all day long. Try gentler products for styling your hair instead. Also, don’t hesitate to use your leave in conditioner because it will help your hair retain the moisture it generates and needs, making it naturally easier to style!
If you’re looking for more tips on how to maintain quality hair care, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to learn how else you can help your hair flourish!