5 SIGNS YOU ARE DAMAGING YOUR HAIR

The Good Book (BIBLE) says ‘’ a woman’s hair is her cover”. Isn’t it amazing how the creator Himself made hair a woman’s cover? This shows that women should take very good care of their hair in order not lose their cover. As women as we are, we are most careful when it comes to our hair. We spend a lot of money on it just to keep it in the right shape.

Men cannot be excluded here because some men also spend money on their hair and some even give money to their wives to keep their hair neat and good looking.

All these attest to the fact that everybody loves their hair and nobody will want to carry a damaged or bad looking hair around.

Some people are overprotective and others too are careless when it comes to their hair that’s why they often end up with a damaged hair. Others too do not even notice until their hair is completely damaged. Do not worry as this post is here to alert you of some of the signs of hair damage.

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PARTS OF THE HAIR

The hair is derived from the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) and it is made up of two parts, namely; the hair follicle and shaft.

HAIR FOLLICLE

This is the root of the hair and its function is to produce an oily substance (sebum) which nourishes the hair and the skin. It also acts as a sensitive receptor that allows an individual to sense various stimuli. It also regulates an individual’s hair growth by interacting with various hormones.

HAIR SHAFT

It is also made up three layers, namely; medulla (deepest layer), the cortex (middle layer) and the cuticle (outer layer) which is colourless and thin. It regulates body temperature, protecting the skin, etc.

CAUSES OF HAIR DAMAGE

So many factors contribute to a damaged hair such as;

Stress, poor diet, unfavourable weather conditions, hair exposure to extreme heat, processing the hair too often with hair dryers, frequent or too much hair wash, too much or frequent brushing, improper drying of the hair, elastic hair ties that pulls so much on the scalp, certain health conditions like hyperthyroidism, hair bleaching, hair colouring, etc.

signs you are damaging your hair

5 SIGNS OF HAIR DAMAGE

ROUGHNESS OF HAIR

This can be tested by running your fingers along the ends of your hair. A damaged turns out to be sticky with uneven ends.A slightly rough hair means the hair is healthy.

POROSITY

This measures how the hair is able to absorb moisture. When the hair is damaged, it becomes highly porous because the hair’s cuticle opens exposing the inner cortex. The gives the hair a dull and dry looks. Hair with poor porosity too lacks moisture and does not respond to treatment well.

LACK OF ELASTICITY

Hair in its normal condition is bouncy but absent in the otherwise hair. You can test for hair’s elasticity by picking a hair strand by the thumb and forefinger and stretch it to 1/3 of its length. A healthier hair will regain its original size but the damaged hair will not or better still breaks off.

DRYNESS

A damaged hair looks extremely dry due lack of production or under production of the sebum the hair produce to moisturize it. Dry hair eventually leads to hair breakage.

TANGLENESSS

Though other factors like exposure of hair to too much friction during sleep, constant wearing of ponytails can cause the hair to tangle, damaged hair tangles easily due to lack of moisture or hydration.

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78 Comments

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:02 pm

      Good luck dear, you shall surely come out with it.

  1. February 18, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Hair health is so important – and so hard to upkeep sometimes! Whenever my hair tangles easily, I know it’s time for some hydration xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:02 pm

      Yeah! you are so right dear!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:03 pm

      You are welcome and thank you too.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Nina!

  2. February 18, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    I agree on all your points. Healthy and shiny hair is key, I try to expose my hair not too much.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you Simone!

  3. February 18, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    What a great post! I’ve been thinking a lot about hair health lately, since Winter seems to bring out the worst. You can, fortunately, correct and somewhat prevent hair damage. You can’t repair split ends and need to keep those trimmed off so it doesn’t continue on up the hair strand. I love that there are so many hair oils and hair products with oils in them now – my hair looks so much better. Thanks so much for the guide!

    Ruth
    http://www.voguefauxreal.com

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      You are definitely right and you are welcome girl!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks dear!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      You are welcome Katherine! Have a lovely week!

  4. February 18, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    Great post! I agree, hair health is really important, thank you for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      You are welcome dear!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      You are welcome Samantha

  5. jodie filogomo
    February 18, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    We do take such pride in our hair because it makes such a difference in our appearance.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  6. Wendee
    February 18, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    I agree with you Jodie!

  7. February 18, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    This is so true, these really are signs of hair damage. A lot of people are damaging their hair without even realizing it. I take good care of my hair so it’s damaged. I’m also lucky in the sense that my hair is naturally thick. However, I do have skin problems. You can’t have everything, I always say.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:39 am

      That’s true but I’m sure with time it will work out. Have a fab week.

  8. February 18, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    I color my grays every 5 weeks and my hair is quite damaged. Can’t help it! I do a weekly coconut oil hair mask and it helps.

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:42 am

      good luck then, it shall surely be well. have a fab week.

  9. February 18, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    Such great information! I really try to take care of my hair and deep condition it and only wash it 2-3 times a week. Thanks for sharing!

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:44 am

      You are definitely doing a great job, keep it up. You are so much welcome.

  10. February 18, 2019 / 10:28 pm

    Good tips to know it 🙂

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:45 am

      Thanks!

  11. February 18, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    OH MY GOSH! I have the worst hair because of all the bleaching:(

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:46 am

      All is not lost dear, you can still work it out.

  12. February 19, 2019 / 12:37 am

    Great points! I’m always very careful when brushing my hair when wet, as it’s so easy to cause a lot of damage xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 9:47 am

      That’s very true and I agree with you.

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much dear.

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      I hope you try to fix it and you will love it. thanks for your comments.

  13. February 19, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Oh, now I have to check my hair seriously as I know it is dry. Thanks for this helpful post – nevertheless I hope my hair is not too damaged.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      Never say never my dear, it will work out for you. You are welcome dear.

  14. February 19, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    This is awesome advice- I’m always trying to keep my hair healthy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Good job! have a fab week Ashley.

  15. February 19, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    These are all good points! My hair is always drier in the winter and I have to work extra hard to keep it healthy!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:45 am

      Thanks dear! Have a lovely week.

  16. February 19, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Ugh my hair needs help.
    Thanks for this!

    xoxox,
    CC

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:46 am

      I’m glad you found out. You are welcome!

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:47 am

      Thanks and you are always welcome!

  17. February 20, 2019 / 3:25 am

    I’ve been trying to take better care of my hair although I know I damage it by curling it nearly every day. I do try to air dry instead of blow drying, so hopefully that helps!

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:56 am

      Air drying is good for the hair, thanks for your comments.

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 9:57 am

      Good luck Mercy! you will love the results, trust me. Have a nice week.

  18. February 20, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    Oh man my hair is so tangley! But I’m not surprised its damaged. It is recovering from chemo so I’m sure a lot has to do with that!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      All is not lost my dear, it is well. Thanks for your comments.

  19. February 20, 2019 / 5:18 pm

    Great post. My hair has been growing a lot and quickly after I changed my diet, stopped stressing and I stopped dyeing it as much, lol. I also have been using a few tricks from my mum: different oils and natural conditioning treatments.

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:26 am

      You are actually the hair doctor! keep the good work and thanks for your comments.

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:28 am

      Thanks Paola!

  20. February 20, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    I have such a hard time keeping my hair healthy, thank you for posting these signs. I don’t want to admit how many I have. haha
    xoxo
    Mary
    http://www.evolvewithmary.com

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Haha! don’t admit Mary, I trust you.

  21. February 21, 2019 / 12:24 am

    Wow! You are the beauty expert! I really have to pay more attention to my hair.

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:39 am

      Thank you dear!

  22. February 21, 2019 / 3:43 am

    My hair is always tangled . This is such a great post ! Thanks !

    Lesley Kim

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:43 am

      Thank you and welcome Lesley!

  23. February 21, 2019 / 4:12 am

    Love the informative post, babe! xoxo

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:44 am

      Thanks dear!

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:54 am

      You shall surely make it dear!

    • Wendee
      February 21, 2019 / 10:57 am

      Thanks Natalia!

  24. February 23, 2019 / 1:46 am

    My hair is definitely damaged!

  25. February 27, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Healthy hair are so important, great tips, thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!:)

  26. February 27, 2019 / 11:28 am

    Welcome deary!

  27. March 1, 2019 / 1:23 am

    These are all great points, Wendee. I enjoyed reading this post.

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