Whenever I see the clogged drainage of my bathroom after each bathing session, it sends the chill down to my spine with the thoughts like “Oh my gosh! I am going to become bald soon,” “Sheh, that’s it with my personality,” “I will never going to get the compliment,” and many more.
These thoughts naturally strike almost everyone on earth because, for every group of 100 people, 80-85 suffer from hair loss.
But why has hair loss become such a common disorder? There’s got to be some common behavior which causes hair loss.
Of course, plenty of reasons like inflamed or dead skin, lack of nutrient, etc. contribute to the hair loss; however, certain practices or habits aggravate the situation.
To name a few, combing is one such practice which if not done correctly leads to hair loss.
It’s a household practice to develop bad combing habits which only worsen the hair quality and the worst part about it is they don’t even know it.
In the given piece, I shall unveil some of the combing practices which do more bad than the good to your hair.
Let’s check them out.
Combing hair from the scalp root
That’s the gravest mistake while combing.
A lot of people use combs from the scalp root and then trace up to the bottom of the hair.
When you use this method of combing, you are more likely to get entangled hairs in the journey of root to tip of the hair strand.
With more intertwined hair, you are bound to apply more pressure on these junctions for freeing them up.
In women with tight curls and kinky hair, the situation slips out of hand.
With more strain on the scalp, the hair follicles become weak which lead to more hair fall.
For fending off the knots, it’s advisable to brush the hair from tip to the root, i.e., from neck to the head and with steady precision.
Probably, it is the reason why a lot of hair stylists press to avoid combing hair from scalp to nape.
Combing over hair solutions
Hair applications and solutions have chemicals which harm the quality of the hair.
But that’s another side-implication.
However, if you have already planned to use solutions like gel, lotions, hair cream or serum, you should avoid combing your hair.
With simultaneous application and combination, you are weakening the hair strands.
It’s recommended to move your fingers through the tuft of hair when you have applied something on it.
There’s already a lot of sulfur and other chemicals which damage your hair, and I am sure you don’t want to terrorize it with your antics.
Unknotting hair after shampoo-wash
Although there’s not much evidence, a far-fetched talk discusses how the body feels the weakest around 3-4 am in the morning.
Similarly, there is a specific time when your hair feels the weakest— so weak that it gets prone to breakage and eventual hair loss.
And that’s when you comb your hair right after the shampoo wash.
Your hair gets water-induced wrinkles which worsen with the hair comb.
To get rid of the condition, you should always look to comb your dry hair before the shower.
Alternatively, you can also comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb while taking a shower.
The steps are pretty simple: apply the conditioner, untwist the hair by your fingers, and then use the comb from tip to the scalp slowly before washing it.
Loving your hair won’t help you to get rid of the hair fall.
Love is more about action instead of the words.
Your love towards your hair has only one justification— your action towards it.
Unless you really change your habits, your words are merely a group of syllables.