How to Prevent Hair Loss by Changing Some of These Common Hair Habits

The hair loss prevention tips you need to know.

Looking to learn how to prevent hair loss? Losing hair—whether that’s a clump or just a few strands—can be disheartening. For some, hair loss can come out of nowhere, leaving you with your locks clumped in your brush bed or sadly collecting in your sink. The first step is to stop freaking out. Stress and so of your other hair behaviors may actually be the culprit of your sudden loss. And if you don’t have a serious condition, there are a few things you can do to prevent hair loss.

Read on to discover what you can do to treat your locks right to prevent hair loss:

prevent hair loss: flat iron hair
Too much heat can lead to breakage.

1. Stop over-processing your hair with heat.

We all love a fresh blowout or that sleek look that you achieve from your flat iron. But that intense heat is causing havoc to your locks as it breaks and weakens your strands. Take a break and only get a blowout for special occasions. If that’s too hard core for you, scale back to heat styling once a week and always use a heat protectant like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

2. Using less chemical processors.

While straighteners, perms and relaxers may give you the coveted hair of your dreams, they can also be a culprit of hair loss. These processors cause the hair to become fragile and brittle, and leave you no choice but to take a break to revive your tresses.

3. Don’t wash (as often).

We aren’t saying give up washing your hair; just wash less. Water and even some shampoos can be harsh on your hair, causing it to break and split. For some relief in between washings, use Dove Refresh & Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo. This formula can soak up your hair oils while also reviving your hair and providing it with volume!

4. Take a color break.

It’s pretty amazing that you’re on top of the latest hair color trends. But being quite experimental also means that you are contributing to damaging your locks. Try not to color so often, or try some balayage where you create trendy highlights that will naturally grow out into your locks.

5. Don’t tug so hard.

We pull, we tug, we rip—it’s no wonder our hair rebels against us by breaking. Of course we need to brush our hair, but ease up on the fierce tugging and try a brush designed for thin hair. For those with really knotty strands, be sure to prep your locks with Nexxus Humectress Step 3 Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist, which will help moisturize and strengthen your hair. Plus, it will give it some much-needed slip, making it easier to brush and comb your hair.

prevent hair loss: ponytail styles
Taking a break from your ponytail is one way to help prevent hair loss.

6. Break up with your ponytail.

Say it ain’t so! We, too, are addicted to updos, messy buns and easy ponytails. But that constant tugging into your favorite updo is causing your hair to weaken, and in some instances be the cause of a sudden receding hairline! In this situation, you’ll really have to let them go. Who knows, maybe this break will allow you to embrace your natural look.

Hair loss is scary for anyone to deal with. We hope some of these tips will help you to change your habits to prevent it from ever happening.