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Are hot showers a reason for hair loss during winter

Lifestyle Desk |
Update: 2021-01-02 12:41:25
Are hot showers a reason for hair loss during winter [photo collected]

Taking a hot steaming shower after a long day at work during winters can surely help you release stress, but is it really the right thing to do? 

We all are well aware of the fact that winters can take a toll on your skin, it leads to itchiness, flaky dry skin and hair fall but so can hot showers. We got in touch with Dr. Syed, a dermatologist, aesthetic and hair transplant surgeon at Royal Lush Clinic, New Delhi to explain how hot showers can affect here health and here’s what he had to say.

Does Water Temperature affect your hair
Hair loss is inevitable, but have you ever noticed that it’s much more during winters Excessively hot showers can affect the well-being of your hair and scalp. Hot showers have a tendency to make your hair feel dry, frizzy and weak which results in hair fall. This does not mean to completely give up hot showers, but it is recommended to use lukewarm water for your shampooing so that it doesn’t harm your hair in anyway.

How does hot water affect your hair
Hot water helps you unclog your pores and get rid of dirt. Helps stimulates blood flow.

Opens up your scalp cuticles
•    Hot water takes away your scalp’s natural oils, leaving it looking frizzy and brittle.
•    Makes your scalp dry which leads to dandruff, irritation and itchiness.
•    It makes your roots weak, leading to excessive hair loss and fizziness.
•    It damages the texture of your hair which results in breakage and brittleness.

Source: Times of India 

BDST: 1240 HRS, JAN 02, 2021

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