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10 Mistakes You Might Be Making If You Have Thin Hair

Thin hair can be pesky and difficult to manage. While we know certain diseases, medications, age, hormones and genes—factors we have little to no control over—are the biggest culprits behind hair loss and thinning hair, experts say there are things we do on a daily basis that are also making our hair more prone to damage, breakage and fallout. Among the biggest lush-locks saboteur? Stress and poor diet.

“The combination of high levels of stress and poor nutrition can place a person at a higher risk than one of these causes alone,” says Eliut Rivera, founder of Eliut Salon in New York City.

But here’s the good news: You can do something about it. All it takes is making a few minor adjustments to some of your everyday habits. Here, top hairstylists reveal some of the most common mistakes made by individuals with thin hair and what to do instead.

1. Pulling hair back tightly when wet

It can be tempting, especially when you’re in a rush to throw your hair back in a ponytail just minutes after hopping out of the shower. But doing so can cause serious damage, especially to thin strands. “Hair over stretches when it is wet, so pulling it up in a hair tie when in this state can cause added stress on the hair and can pull out hair or break the hair,” says Lindsay Victoria, Master Stylist at Spoke & Weal in Los Angeles.

“If you need to tie it back when wet, use a gentle scrunchie with a wide elastic band, like Silk Scrunchies by slip, or even a clip, but avoid anything too tight,” she recommends.

2. Using too much hair oil

A hair oil might make your hair feel nice, but it’s not recommended for individuals with thin hair since it is typically too heavy and leads to the strands becoming flat and stuck to the scalp, explains Victoria.

 

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