5 Common Hair Fall Culprits and 5 Styling Mistakes to Avoid Thinning Hair

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Why Is You Parting Line Getting Wider? 

 

There are several reasons why your parting line is getting wider, and your hair appears to be thinner. One common reason would be because you are suffering from hair loss and the second possible reason is that you are styling it incorrectly.  

 

Find out what is sabotaging your looks with these 5 hairstyling mistakes and 5 common hair fall culprits. Read on to find out how you can avoid thinning hair and bring back volume to your locks. 

 

Why Does Hair Fall Happen? 

 

First off, hair shedding is normal. When you see strands of hair on your hairbrush, that does not automatically mean that you are suffering from a hair loss problem. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it is normal to shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. Hair shedding is part of the hair growth process. There are four stages of hair growth – Anagen, Catagen, Telegen, and Exogen. The first three are the growing and maturation phase of hair growth while the last one, exogen, is the shedding phase. Exogen is as important as the three first stages because this is where old and brittle hair falls away for new and healthy hair to grow.  

 

But how do you know if something is wrong? If you see signs of patchy hair loss, shedding more than usual, and a wider parting line, then it might be the time to evaluate the cause of it. Here are 5 common hair fall culprits and styling mistakes to avoid. Read on to know more... 

 

5 Common Culprits For Your Hair Fall 

 

#1 Tight bun 

 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, constant hair pulling and tight hairstyles can cause damage to the hair follicles and cause hair loss. Such hairstyles are tight hair buns, pigtails, braids, extensions, ponytails, and other hair pulling hairstyles. It is still safe to do these hairstyles occasionally but make sure to let your hair down too and let it breathe.  

 

#2 Using a lot of hair oil 

 

Our scalp produces natural oil or sebum to hydrate the scalp and keep the hair healthy and shiny. However, if you are producing too much sebum and you are also applying hair oil products, then there is a chance that those excess oil may clog the scalp’s pores and hinder the hair growth process. This may in turn lead to hair loss. 

 

#3 Not getting enough nutrition 

 

Our diet has a massive impact on our overall health. Some hair loss happens because we lack nutrients in our body that are needed to sustain healthy hair growth. Here are the best foods to incorporate in your diet for healthy hair: 

  • Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, salmon, and other omega-3 rich food 
  • Fruits rich in Vitamin C like oranges, berries, apricots, and grapefruit 
  • Zinc and Vitamin E rich foods like walnuts, almond, chia seeds, and flax seeds 
  • Biotin rich food like eggs 

 

You may also want to try supplementing with Biotin and Collagen for hair growth and healthy hair. Check out our LxH Biotin and Collagen Gummies 

 

#4 Using too much heat products 

 

Heat products can cause breakage and damage to the hair follicle. The heat on hair products like your curler or your hair blower can dry out the hair cuticle and make it more prone to getting weaker. Constant hair damage can cause hair fall and may result in a thinner and limp looking hair. 

 

#5 Too Much Stress 

 

Stress is one of the common reasons for hair loss. When you are under extreme stress, the hair follicles can get stuck into Telogen or the resting phase and would cause it to not produce new strands. Overtime, the weak strands that were stuck in the resting phase will fall out easily and more commonly in chunks. 

 

5 Styling Mistakes That Is Causing Your Hair to Look Thinner 

 

Aside from hair loss, your hair parting may also look wider and your hair thinner because of how you style your hair. Here are 5 mistakes that are causing your hair to look thinner than it actually is: 

 

Mistake #1 Your hair color 

 

A single hair color can make your hair look thin. If you want to add volume and edge, ask your hair stylist to add some highlight to your hair. Highlights can give an illusion of fuller and thicker hair.  

 

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Mistake #2 Your hair cut is flat 

 

Straight haircuts can make your hair appear thinner and flat – especially if you have thin strands. To achieve more volume, try a haircut with layers to add body definition to your hair. Check out this 90s classic hairstyle from @yourhairmom for inspiration on your next hair salon visit. 

 

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Mistake #3 You are using the wrong hair products 

 

What hair products work for someone you know may not work for you. We all have different hair textures and hair types that finding the right hair product can be a challenge. If you have fine hair, you might want to steel clear products that may weigh down your locks and make it greasy.  

 

Mistake #4 Conditioning incorrectly 

 

If you are applying your conditioner on your scalp, STOP. Conditioners are meant to be applied on the ends of the hair and not on the roots. Applying conditioner on the roots can cause it to become oilier and weigh down your hair. Also make sure to rinse it thoroughly to prevent hair from looking limp and lifeless. 

 

Mistake #5 Not using a volumizing spray 

 

The easiest way to add volume to limp hair is to spray a lightweight and non-sticky volumizing spray. This will give you locks and an instant fuller look and give in definition. Try the LxH Biotin Hair Thickening Spray for a natural volume and effortless styling: 

 

 

Sources: 

 

Do you have hair loss or hair shedding? (2022). Aad.org. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-loss/insider/shedding#:~:text=It’s%20normal%20to%20shed%20between,person%20has%20excessive%20hair%20shedding

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Roland, J. (2020, September 25). What Are the Four Stages of Hair Growth? Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-hair-growth 

 

Hairstyles that pull can lead to hair loss. (2014). Aad.org. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-loss/causes/hairstyles