Hairstyling Tips

Let your hair loose, unless you want to be a victim of Traction alopecia, a type of baldness caused by traction of the hair. In simple words, if you tug on your hair too often, you can fall prey to hair fall. So, ladies, however bad you want to experiment with your hair, it’s best to stay away from hairstyles that have you pulling on your hair too hard and pinning it down.

What really happens when you have hairstyles and up-dos that have your hair taut against your scalp, is you are lifting the hair follicle out of its place. Continuously pulling at your hair as you style will eventually lead to hair fall, and you don’t want that.

Avoid the following hairstyles to avoid hair fall:


Ponytails need you to brush your hair nice and neatly and collect all the hair to finally tie it up at the back of the head. For a sleek, high ponytail, you would ideally pull it back nice and tight and secure it with a hair tie. Now, what this does is block the blood circulation to your hair follicles. The first signs of having a ponytail as a regular hairstyle will be seen in a receding hairline.

Hair Tieing Tips

Tip: Instead of tying the ponytail up high, secure it at the base of your neck. This way it doesn’t pull at your hair too hard.

Try out a simple but stylish pony that not only looks good but also protects hair from damage, suggested by experts at Pantene India.

Pony for Healthy Hair


Our childhood has passed with each of us going to school with braids in our hair. Unknown to our moms and dadis, braiding the hair continuously causes hair fall. Braiding the hair too tight, partitioning it down the middle or side, both pull at the hair too hard and cause traction. Again, since they sit tight on the head, they reduce the flow of blood circulation.

Hair Braids & Haircare

Tip: Braid your hair but don’t tug at it too hard. A braid tied loose provides the look of thick hair. Avoid rigid partitioning and tight hair ties too. Make bigger sections to ensure less tugging.

Hairstyle Ideas

A couple of other hairstyles that are not commonly used, but still a threat to hair growth are cornrows, chignons, and twisted hair up-dos. All these require your hair to undergo a lot, like the use of hair-sprays, that again ruins the health of your hair, if used often. Don’t let your hair go through the incessant teasing, tugging, pulling and pinning.

Hair Style to Avoid Hair Damage

What helps your hair really breathe and be happy is when you leave it open. Untie your hair wherever possible and let it loose. Let those curls, waves or straight tresses bounce because they deserve it. Find various hairstyle ideas suggested by Pantene India experts.

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