Hair Care Mistakes That Can Lead To Hair fall

For many of us, hair is a part of our identity, we cut or style or colour our hair as per our mood and liking. Due to this, we tend to worry a lot when faced with the issue of hair fall. This is a problem that many women go through, some of the common reasons for this being stress, hormonal imbalance etc. However, these are not the only reasons for hair fall, sometimes it’s the unsuspecting reasons like our hair care practices that might lead to hair fall. Now you might be wondering as to how can hair care cause hair fall when its whole purpose is to avoid the same, well here’s how it does lead to it.

To answer the most important question, ‘Can hair care practices lead to hair fall?’ simply put, yes, they can but the most crucial thing to remember is that not all hair care methods are the causes of hair fall. There are a few hair care mistakes that many of us make that can be one of the reasons for hair fall. Before you start fretting over what these hair care mistakes could be or how can you correct them or whether there is any safe hair fall remedies that you can practice in your own home, relax, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few common hair care mistakes that many of us practice.
  1. Using extremely hot water during hair wash
  2. Over-brushing your hair
  3. Using hair conditioner on your hair roots and scalp
  4. Use a clean hairbrush or comb
  5. Choosing the right product
  6. Having breakfast
  7. Always condition your hair
  8. Treat your hair to only the best of hair care

A] Using extremely hot water during hair wash

Following a specific hair wash routine is a common hair care method that we do come across. However, in this case, there is a haircare mistake that we do tend to make which can lead to an undesired impact on our hair, i.e. hair fall. Many of you may use extremely hot water to wash your hair but doing so leaves your scalp dehydrated as the oils and moisture that are present in your hair, are completely stripped off which can then lead to frizzy hair. Extremely hot water hurts hair follicles. This may cause damage that can eventually lead to hair fall. In this case, rather than using water that's too hot, wash your hair with lukewarm water and maybe cold water sometimes.

B] Over-brushing your hair

Brushing your hair for too long is another common hair care mistake that many of you may be practicing. Ladies, most of us might have been advised at least once in our life to brush our hair 100 times at night. However, doing so might cause damage to our hair rather than help it. Brushing your hair does have its positive impact as well but brushing it about 8 to 9 times a day should do the job well as opposed to brushing for too long which can cause the hair to break especially in the case of dry hair.

C] Using hair conditioner on your hair roots and scalp

Applying a good shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair, is on everyone’s hair care list. However, applying the conditioner on all parts of your hair can cause trouble as a conditioner should only be used on the hair lengths and not the scalp or the root. When used on the scalp, it becomes difficult to rinse off completely and the residue conditioner then leads to problems such as scalp irritation which may cause the hair to shed.

These are just some of the hair care mistakes that many of you might be guilty of following but now that you are made aware of it, we hope that you’ll no longer practice the same. However, that’s not all, because we want you to give your hair the best of care, here are a few hair care tips that you can follow.

D] Use a clean hairbrush or comb

While washing your hair properly and keeping it clean is a necessity, so is cleaning your brush or comb. Your used brush usually consists of grime, product residues etc. which should not be passed on to your hair. Regularly cleaning your hairbrush or comb should be a haircare method that you must follow as this is a basic hygienic practice which if ignored can perhaps even lead to scalp infection.

E] Choosing the right product

This is probably the most obvious hair care tip present on this list, but it is also the most important. Different products suit different hair types, so make sure that whenever you choose any hair related product be it a shampoo, a conditioner, a serum etc, choose one that suits your hair and scalp conditions. We also suggest you look into our ultimate hair care solution, the Pantene Open Hair Miracle, which is a 4-in-1 product that acts as an oil replacement, a leave in conditioner, a serum and a heat protectant that nourishes your hair from its root to tip along with our Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution range of shampoos and conditioners.

F] Having breakfast

While we know that the most crucial meal of the day is breakfast, what is its relation to hair?
Well, our body provides our hair with the necessary nutrients required only after it has supplied the same to the rest of our body parts. Our hair only receives these nutrients if they are in excess. When we do not have breakfast, our body cannot provide our hair with the required amount of nutrients. This is because the body itself is making use of the reserve nutrients from yesterday’s meal. If the hair suffers from this constant lack of nutrients, it can become weak. Hence, breakfast is essential for our hair.

G] Always condition your hair

Yes, you read that right, always condition your hair. Skipping a conditioner can not only make your hair frizzy and unmanageable but also lead to bad hair health in the future. Now we know you gals are busy and might hate to spend those extra 5 minutes in the shower to condition your hair, in such a case, you can opt for our Pantene 2in1 silky smooth which has the benefit of shampoo and conditioner in one bottle.

H] Treat your hair to only the best of hair care

Now that we’ve shared these hair care mistakes and even tips for hair fall prevention, we hope that you’ll note them down and take better care in the future. Other than these daily hair care tips there are also many hair fall treatments that you can follow, one particular at home hair fall treatment that we do recommend is using our ultimate hair fall control solution, the Pantene Advanced Hair fall Solution shampoo and conditioner which contains Pro-Vitamin and Fermented Rice Water and helps you not only nourish your hair but also reduces your hair fall significantly.

We hope that by following these good hair care practices you’ll be able to tackle your hair fall and maintain your perfect healthy hair.

Hair care problems are varied for different people, so your hair care products should also be so. Take a look at our diverse range of Pantene Shampoos and Pantene Conditioners and pick your choice!