Damage-Free Hairstyles That Are The Need Of The Hour!
Did you know that seemingly safe hairstyles you choose every day are actually playing a part in damaging your hair? Maybe it's time to stop!
According to a recent study, certain hairstyles may result in a greater risk of hair fall and heat styling is not the only factor taken into consideration. Honestly, I always believed that since I'm not at all guilty of subjecting my hair to heat torture, I'm not at a risk of hair damage. But now I'm finally enlightened that there are factors that I need to take into consideration before choosing my style of the day. Prolonged tension on the hair root, more commonly known as scalp-pulling is one such factor that leads to gradual hair loss. The Brunette Diaries categorizes your favourite hairdos into damage-prone and damage-free, depending on their respective degrees of tension, weight and heat.
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- High-risk hairstyles are the ones that can lead to a headache if worn for longer hours! Chemically straightened hair is any which way fragile; add damaging hairstyles like tight braids, dreadlocks and extensions…and you're doomed! The constant pulling of the hair follicles, tight pins and added weight leaves you with a receding hairline and significant breakage.
TBD advice: Opt for chic, messy braids rather than tight ones. Apart from creating an illusion of a thicker braid, they also cause less damage to your locks. Refrain from tight ponytails especially for hours at a stretch.
- Moderate-risk hairstyles are hairdos that make you look pretty sans the use of tight elastics and excessive hair clips. Perfect examples would be a low ponytail, a dreamy chignon or even a loose top-knot bun. Researchers say that even a high-risk hairstyle, when performed on natural hair or for lesser periods of time, can be included in the moderate category.
TBD advice: Keep away from heat styling equipment as much as possible, enough said!
- You make the correct choice when you choose to flaunt your gorgeous mane by wearing your hair down because it is one of the least damaging hairdos. Pretty headbands and braid bands add a feminine appeal; plus, managing naturally-tousled hair is so much easier.
TBD advice; If like me, you too crave to tie up your hair in a messy, without-a-mirror bun while returning home after a day of flaunting it open, ensure that you choose a low and loose one. Tying tangled hair tightly is the biggest mistake that you can commit!
We've told you so much about damage-free hairstyles; it's now time for you to act on our advice. You may have a favourite hairdo because you think it looks good on you, but if it's wreaking havoc on your precious tresses maybe it's time to detach yourself from it.