You’ve probably heard the rumors, wearing hats stresses your hair causing baldness, hot water causes you to lose your hair, etc. It can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t do to your hair, especially when you start thinking about your daily shower.
With so many rumors present, it’s understandable that people conclude a cold shower is better, although certainly not as pleasant. Fortunately, you’re in the right place to discover the truth about hot water and your hair.
This will ensure you adopt the right approach and have stunning looking hair all day every day.
Boiling Water Kills Hair
You’re unlikely to put boiling water on your head. If you do you’ll burn your scalp. This will prevent your hair from getting the nutrition it needs. In turn, it will become dull and is likely to start falling out.
However, this is not an issue if you use hot water.
Hot Water Dries Out Your Hair
It may seem surprising but hot water can damage the outer protective layer of your hair. This will prevent it from retaining moisture, increasing the likelihood of dry and brittle hair. This may not increase the amount of hair loss but it will prevent your hair from looking its best.
However, hot water is good at opening your pores and allowing you to clean your scalp properly. This means you need to wash your hair in hot water and rinse it in cool water. The cool water closes the pores and helps your hair to have a healthy shine.
Use The Right Products
It doesn’t matter if you use hot or cold water when washing your hair, if you don’t think about the very best shampoo. You need to avoid any shampoos with harsh chemicals in them, they are likely to strip the nutrients from your hair leaving it brittle.
The right product will add nutrition and protection, helping your hair to shine.
Hair Loss Is Normal!
Every day you lose approximately 50-100 hairs. This is considered normal, the hairs are simply reaching the end of their life and new ones have replaced them. Don’t panic if you see a few hairs after brushing.
However, if you see more hairs than normal you should get a professional opinion. It’s worth noting that showers make your hair wet, this makes it heavy which places a strain on the follicles. If you manipulate wet hair too much you’ll stress it. This can result in hair loss, knots, dullness, and brittle hair.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if the water is hot or cold, it can have the same effect. You need to be gentle with wet hair.
Hot water opens your pores and follicles, allowing any colorant you’ve been using to escape. This will change the look of your hair and shorten the color’s lifespan. While this isn’t necessarily detrimental to the health of your hair, it will affect your confidence and the way you feel as you head out the door.
The key to looking after your hair is to wash it in warm, not hot, water, and to use the very best products, as mentioned earlier.