Why do you lose hair when washing it?
Many people find that they lose hair from their head when they wash their hair. Losing a few hairs a day is normal but if you’re losing a lot more than this you might be doing something wrong. Below are some guidelines to follow to ensure you properly care for your hair.
1. Shampooing directly onto the scalp.
In order to save time, some people pour the shampoo directly on their head when washing hair. This method can cause harm to the scalp because of the chemical agents contained within the shampoo can irritate the scalp. The correct washing method should be to pour the shampoo in the palm, rub it till bubbles are formed. Then apply the shampoo onto the hair.
2. Scratching the scalp with fingernails.
If your scalp itches, using your fingers to scratch your scalp can feel very comfortable. However, if your nails are too sharp, it can easily cause harm to your scalp. The bacteria may cause scalp inflammation and hair loss phenomenon. Even if your scalp doesn’t hurt, the nails stimulate hair follicles which can cause the secretion of follicle oil to increase. The correct way is to use your finger to gently rub your scalp and hair. This is also conducive to hair growth.
3. Washing time is too short
When you wash your hair, you only clean effectively when the shampoo foam has contact with your scalp. If the cleaning time is too short and you are unable to clean the scalp, it can cause the scalp to become dry and itchy and even cause hair loss. It is wrong to only wash your hair but not clean the scalp.
4. Using hair conditioner as shampoo
The ingredients of hair conditioner and shampoo are different and they have different functions. Hair conditioner should not come into contact with your scalp, otherwise, it may hurt the scalp. You should apply the hair conditioner on the tail of the hair, rub a little while and wash it off. If you make the conditioner contact with the scalp occasionally, you should wash it off quickly.
5. The hair conditioner is not cleaned completely
Many people think that the longer the hair conditioner stays on your hair, the more nutrition your hair can absorb. Indeed, this is wrong. It is better to keep hair conditioner on your hair for less than 10 minutes. If you apply the conditioner for longer, the hair conditioner may stick on the hair. This can damage hair keratin which can cause hair discolouration, and even cause hair loss.