How to deal with shredding hair.
Posted on September 24 2019
We're going to be honest there's no way to escape those peskyloose hair strands. The evidence of hair shedding is on our pillows, our clothes, our floors, and our showers. The good news is it is normal, but the bad news is we all have to deal with it.
Experts say women will shed about 50-100 strands a day on average, however, should you find you’re losing more, check with your doctor. Hair shedding not only impacts the health of our hair, but also the cleanliness of our homes. Just as there are tips and tricks to reduce hair shedding, there are several ways to keep your home clean.
1. Brush your hair the right way
One of the top culprits of hair shedding is something we do often. Brushing. While brushing can help detangle and smooth hair, over-brushing causes friction which causes hair to break and fall out. The type of brush you use can also be a factor. Using a wide tooth comb will be less harmful on your hair than plastic bristles.
2. Reduce heat styling
We all know by now that heat styling can cause serious damage to the hair, it also creates more shedding, especially for those who use a flat iron or straightener frequently. They pull on the hair and dry out strands, causing damage to the hair cuticles, leading to yup hair shedding. Always use a heat protectant product and try to limit the use of heat styling tools.
3. Ditch the ponytails
We all love a ponytail but those pulled back styles, and the removing of the hair tie or elastic causes immediate shedding. It’s not unusual to see a few strands tangled in your hair tie, but if you’re seeing it in bunches this can be a problem.
Depending on your hair type, look for hair ties that won’t snag on your hair. Invisibobble or scrunchies are a great alternative.