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5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Damaging Your Hair

Here, our mane man, Anthony Nader, tells us his top five ways to ban the breakage.

LACK OF SLEEP CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS

Congratulations, cause from here on in you’re free to go to bed as early as you want, and if your partner says “Why so early”? your sweet reply will be “Do you want me to lose my hair”?

Sleep is so essential for not only your hair but your whole body to repair itself correctly. If you don’t find time to get those #zzzzzzz in, your body is going to lack the nutrients and minerals and your hair shaft will become weak.

This will cause each strand to thin out and may result in hair loss, damage and maybe even balding.

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THE SUN CAN BE MORE HARMFUL THAN YOU THINK

We all love the sun being down under and all, but too much over exposure of the sun will cause damage to your hair.

Natural hair oils are vital for longevity and this comes from the scalp, which is technically called sebum.

Sebum helps protect each hair strand from the natural elements like the sun’s rays to create a barrier.

Without this one main property coating your strands, this can result in hair breakage or shedding.

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MOVE YOUR PONYTAIL AROUND

And by this I mean the base of the tail ladies, unless of course you’re embracing a wild 60’s dance routine that you’ve been practising on the low down.

Sporting the same ponytail in the same position every day can wreak havoc and cause serious hair breakage around the hairline over time.

So from here on in, position your ponytail in semi different areas. This can also change up what outfit you’re wearing that day, which always adds more fun too.

DONT STRETCH OUT YOUR WET STRANDS

This is one of the worst habits you may fall into and it’s so easy to do without even thinking you’re guilty of it.

Reason being is the hair strands are at their most sensitive and fragile when wet, and when the strands are being combed with a fine tooth comb they tend to not bounce back and can even snap off.

Ladies with highly coloured hair, this screams your name loud and clear and from here on in…..go easy on your most prized possession!

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DITCH THE COTTON PILLOWCASSES

I know, I know, but just listen up for a minute and then you can make up your own mind.

The natural fibres of the cotton fabric will cause friction to your strands while you sleep, and especially if you’re a rough sleeper.

Opt for changing your pillow cases to either silk or satin, like The Goodnight Co, as these fabrics are smoother and don’t rough up your cuticle at all compared to cotton.

You may have found that those of you with lighter coloured hair need more lovin’ here compared to your darker haired counterparts.

Note also, that if your hair has bleach in it, you need to definitely venture over to the silky smooth road, for better hair days ahead.

Written by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?

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