April 27, 2015

Dangers of Wearing Your Hair Up


I wear my hair up almost every day. I'm a low maintenance gal when it comes to my hair so throwing it up is the simplest thing for me. I love me a good top knot. But lately I've noticed a thinning around my hairline. EEK! I've avoided rubber bands which can tie your hair too tight and break your hair by pinching it and now use ribbon ties. However, over time, tying your hair up will put too much strain on the thinnest pair of your hair, around your face (Source), causing thinning or worse... balding. So what's a girl to do?

There are vitamins on the market that supposedly help repair and stimulate hair growth. Another trick I've read is massaging your scalp as it encourages hair follicles to grow. But from the experts the best thing you can do is give your hair a break. I've been trying to wear it down more than ever have, which is especially going to be hard as the summer months hit. I personally avoid heating tools like blow dryers and let my hair dry overnight so I have that advantage. But it's not enough. I am also trying to eat these 10 super foods for your hair so hopefully it can keep my follicles strong. And if I must wear my hair up, I'm trying to opt for a low ponytail or half updo.

Just wanted to share in case you were also committing this cardinal sin of hair care. And if you won't take my advice then maybe you'll take it from Derek Zoolander:

10 comments:

  1. I'm trying so hard to break this habit. I used to sleep with my hair in a ponytail every night. Thankfully I stopped that.

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  2. I do love the laid back look of a pony tail, but it's one I don't do too often. Mainly because it gives me a head ache. I had no idea about these other issues though.

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  3. I try not to wear my hair up most days but I have to when I workout because it is so long!

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  4. Oh, that scared the crap out of me. I wear my hair up every single day, because I don't want it too short, but I hate it in my face. I don't have to be the most beautiful woman in the world, but I definitely don't want to be bald!

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  5. @Amberr Meadows oh no sorry to scare you. I just wish someone told me this before :/ Just fine more loose fitting hairstyles to wear and avoid tight rubber bands.

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  6. @Kerry yeah I don't know how you deal with all your hair lol

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  7. @Christina oh man, it's been so hard to sleep with my hair down. It sticks to my face or I roll on it lol #longhairproblems

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  8. @Sherin really? You must be tying it too tight. Shouldn't give you a headache! Well you seem to wear your hair down a lot + you're young ;) So you got time!

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  9. I wear my hair up all the time. It's so long I can't do a whole lot with it. I've noticed quite a bit of thinning on the top. Never knew wearing it up caused that. Will be giving my hair a much needed break and going for a haircut on Friday. Chopping off about 12 inches of hair. :)

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  10. @Tasha oh wow. That will definitely free up your hair! When I cut mine short I hardly wore it up. It is much harder with longer hair

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