Hair loss is something we all worry about. Well, it is normal to lose about 20-50 strands every day. However, if you see clumps falling out, strands of hair sticking on your clothes after combing, styling or shampooing and your hair line receding; it is surely a reason to raise an alarm.
There are many causes of hair loss in both men and women- the most common causes are heredity, physical or emotional stress and medical conditions. However, certain hairstyles also cause hair loss. Let us take a look at the hairstyles that are not good for our hair.
Ponytail or pigtail is a very common hairstyle, but very few realise that it is also one of the causes of hair loss. If you wear a tight pigtail on a regular basis, you are going to shock your scalp by restricting blood circulation to the hair follicles. The damage to the follicles due to constant pulling over a long period causes a condition called traction alopecia. The most common indicator of hair loss caused by this hairstyle is a receding hair line on the temples and forehead. Other symptoms include headache, itchy scalp and hair breakage around the scalp. To minimise the damage, you can wear your pony with base near the nape of your neck.