7 Surprising Things That Are Killing Your Hair

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Does your hair seem a little less vibrant these days? You can be using the best hair products around, but the below seven things may make it harder to keep your locks healthy and strong.

Your Meds

According to medical experts, medications like statins, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety agents, and hormones can cause hair loss by disrupting the normal hair growth cycle. If you think this is happening to you, talk to your doctor about changing up your prescription, if possible.

Your Shampoo (Or Rather, The Lack Of It)

Women often don’t wash their hair as often as they should, in an attempt to maintain moister locks. Or, they use a practice called co-washing, where they “wash” their hair with conditioner. According to dermatologist, these habits do not help your hair. In fact, a buildup of bacteria, oil, dandruff and other pollutants that accumulate when the hair isn’t shampooed regularly clogs hair follicles, hurts the scalp, and makes hair growth more difficult.

Experts say that you should wash your hair with the right shampoo at least once a week.

Your Wet Hair Habits

Your hair is at its most delicate state when it’s wet. Brushing and combing wet hair, as well as aggressive towel use, can make your strands snap.

The easy fix: minimize brushing and combing wet hair, or if you must, be extremely gentle. Also, try to only blot your wet hair with a towel.

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