Five Common Hair Care Mistakes Which Lead To Hair Fall

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Five Common Hair Care Mistakes Which Lead To Hair Fall

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Five Common Hair Care Mistakes Which Lead To Hair Fall 

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However, when a person starts facing hair fall, it becomes a major matter of concern. In this video, Dr. Aanchal Panth, who is a renowned dermatologist, will explain common hair care mistakes which lead to hair fall and thinning of hair. 

Take a look at common mistakes that lead to hair fall. 

1. Overnight hair oiling: Since childhood, many of us have heard that oiling hair results in the strengthening of hair. However, only a few know that the oil works as a barrier to prevent hair from getting rough. Dr. Aanchal says that it is advisable to leave the oil on the hair for 2-3 hours. 

Apart from that, one can heat the oil and use it gently on the scalp and avoid hard massaging. One should use hair oil on hair strands and less oil on the scalp. After applying hair oil wash it off after 2-3 hours.

If you suffer from dandruff, then it is advisable not to use oil on your scalp as dandruff occurs because more oil forms. 

2. Washing hair only once a week: Dr. Aanchal says that to avoid a greasy scalp and make your hair look more healthy, one should wash the scalp 2-3 times a week. Someone who works out regularly should wash their hair on alternative days. 

One of the most common myths is that regular shampoo leads to hair fall. However, Dr. Aanchal says that it is a common myth as the hair which is in a stagnant phase known as telogen hair will eventually fall even if the shampoo is done or not. Hence, one needs to clean their scalp and wash it at least a minimum of three times a week. 

3. Applying Shampoo on hair strands: The main function of shampoo is to clean the hair properly and remove dirt. First, it is necessary to wet your hair entirely and then use shampoo properly on your scalp and massage it well. 

Leave the shampoo on your scalp for three minutes so that the surfactants in the shampoo break the oil on your scalp so that the scalp is properly clean. If you have applied too much oil, then you can use shampoo two to three times, and if not much oil, then a one-time shampoo is enough for the hair to get clean. Apply shampoo on the scalp and conditioner on hair strands. 

4. Using 2 in 1 Shampoo: There is plenty of shampoo in the market which claims to work as 2 in 1, which is shampoo and conditioner. However, this is a wrong practice, as the work of shampoo is to clean the scalp, whereas the work of conditioner is to keep your hair frizz-free and make it look manageable. 

Dr. Panth advises not to use 2-in-1 shampoo as it will neither clean your scalp nor condition your hair. Sometimes, these 2 in 1 shampoo reduces the volume of your hair making it look more flat and dull. Hence, it is advisable to avoid this 2-in-1 shampoo and use a separate shampoo and conditioner for healthy-looking hair. 

5. Combining wet hair: One can damage their hair more while combing them when it is wet. People who have curly hair can comb their hair while they are wet. However, Dr. Panth advises using a wide-toothed comb only. A tight comb can damage hair even more. Even people with curly hair should comb their hair gently while they are wet. Meanwhile, if a person has straight or wavy hair, then they shouldn't comb their hair while they are wet. 

Dr. Panth says that when the hair is wet it is in a fragile state, which needs gentle care. When one combs their hair while they are wet, it creates a long break in the hair strand resulting in more frizzy and manageable hair. Hence, Dr. Panth says not to comb hair while they are wet. 


These are the most common five hair care mistakes that happen to a person and result in hair fall. So, it is advisable to avoid these mistakes to have healthy and manageable hair. 

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