Regular use of hot styling tools like hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons can damage hair and weaken the hair shaft, leading to hair breakage and thinning.
Wearing tight hairstyles like braids, ponytails, or buns can cause stress on the hair follicles, leading to a condition called traction alopecia, where hair gradually thins and falls out due to constant pulling.
A diet lacking in essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and protein, can affect hair health.
Washing your hair too frequently or using harsh shampoos can strip the scalp of natural oils, leading to dryness and potential hair loss.
Chronic stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to a condition called telogen effluvium, where a larger number of hair follicles enter the resting phase and then shed simultaneously.
Inadequate sleep can disrupt hormonal balance and affect overall health, including hair health.
Smoking restricts blood flow to the hair follicles and can lead to reduced hair growth.
Frequent use of chemical treatments like perms, relaxers, and bleaching can weaken the hair shaft and damage the scalp, potentially leading to hair loss and thinning.