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4 Common Causes of Hair Damage

Are your styling habits damaging your hair?

Are your styling habits damaging your hair?

Hair products are part of a continuously evolving market. Flat irons are now more powerful than ever and certain hair dyes promise to give your mane a more “vibrant” and “glossier” look. The next time you reach for the newest bottle of designer shampoo, stop and evaluate whether these products are benefiting or damaging your locks.

Excessive Highlights & Coloring

Highlights and semi-permanent dyes can change the inner structure of the hair, causing your hair to appear dull and feel brittle. Dying your hair frequently can expedite the process of hair damage.

Blow Drying & Straighteners

Blow drying your hair and straightening your hair can lead to temporary changes that may become permanent damage over time. Heat interrupts the hydrogen bonds that hold hair together, causing the hair to become brittle and break.

Over Styling

Styling your hair in tight ponytails, braids, and extensions can lead to permanent hair damage that includes brittle hair and even hair loss. Traction alopecia is a serious hair loss condition caused by wearing tight hairstyles for a long period of time. You can reduce your risk of developing alopecia by wearing it in a looser style.


Nowadays it’s more common to wash one’s hair only two to three times a week. If you’re still washing your hair every day, be cautious of the manner in which you’re doing it. When you wash your hair vigorously, you’re causing damage to the cuticle. If your hair type requires consistent washing, ensure that you’re washing your hair with a gentle technique to avoid damage.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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