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Should the trend for hair straightening, curling and highlighting be taken seriously?

Should the trend for hair straightening, curling and highlighting be taken seriously?

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Dr Batra’s™

We all want the latest things in life but we don’t stop with the latest clothes or gadgets. We believe in having the latest hairstyle for every occasion. Remember not all things are good for your hair health! Here we will talk about how straightening, curling and even highlighting causes hair loss.

How do chemical treatments cause harm to your hair?

The heat from the flat iron and blow-drying can cause temporary changes to the hydrogen bonds that hold hair together. There has to be some effect on the follicles. This would seemingly take the shape of a chemical burn. Daily use of a device will injury your hair, significantly if—like several device addicts—your hair is already coarse and dry.

The warmth dries out your hair, making it increasingly powerless against split finishes and breakage. The more heat you use, and the more frequently you use it, the worse the damage will be.

The fixing devices accessible to buyers, for example, artistic level irons, can be utilized at very hot temperatures - as hot as 410 degrees Fahrenheit - which can harm hair even thick or coarse hair. Wet ironing causes even more extensive damage.

Curling or rollers does cause hair loss but it depends on the kind of rollers you use, and how you use them. All types of rollers put the hair under tension, which can be very damaging if that hair is already fragile. If rollers are wound too tightly, they can cause breakage along the hair shaft, or even from the root. If you use rollers regularly, this can lead to traction alopecia and possible permanent hair loss if the follicles themselves become damaged.

If you frequently dye and style your hair, try taking a break from these habits for a month or so to see if they are the prominent cause of your hair loss. They can also change the inner structure of the hair, causing a lacklustre look and dryness, especially if you frequently colour to hide roots or grey hair.

Some experts recommend exploitation hair-conditioning treatments as heat protection to assist step by step improves the condition of your tresses.

Tips to take extra care of hair

One of the only hair loss solutions that will cut back the injury of warmth styling is to use a thermal protectant before you straighten.

These genius products produce a barrier between your hair and also the heat.

Some hair loss solutions may even damage your hair further; therefore you need to be extremely careful about the products you are going to be using for your hair.

Committing to straight hair suggests that you need to additionally attempt to a hair-friendly treatment programme.

To protect your hair:

  • Use only one heat appliance a day. Don't straighten your hair right once you blow it dry, or straighten your hair in the morning and use hot rollers at night.
  • Invest in a very high-quality hair conditioner and use it whenever you shampoo.
  • Keep your shower temperature as low as you'll be able to tolerate since plight can injury your hair. Consider pop a cap over your hair whereas your conditioner sinks in.
  • Don’t wrap the hair too tightly around the rollers and ensure you’re not using them daily.
  • Avoid sleeping with the rollers on your hair too – even if the rollers are designed for wearing at night! Doing so dramatically increases the tension at the roots, making further hair loss likely.
  • Treat your hair with a weekly hair masque or deep conditioning treatment such as Dr Batra's Hair Fall Control Kit.


Not only can you discuss your general health and identify your stress and hormone levels, but a doctor may also be able to determine if a more serious condition such as the autoimmune disorder alopecia is to blame.

Just having the knowledge about the reasons and tips may not be enough as different hair types require different treatments. Therefore, before you use any kind of products or remedial tips you should definitely see a doctor.

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