In autumn and winter, it is sometimes difficult to ensure that your hair looks as you would like it to. Rain, snow, wind all make us decide to quickly pin them up or hide them under a hat. A certain type of hairstyle not only damages the hair, but can also give us a headache.
The guest of one of the episodes of the morning program “Dzień Dobry TVN” was Martyna Maria Mosiołek, a hairdresser. The specialist briefly discussed the types of hairstyles that damage our hair. One of them is very popular among women of all ages and can cause headaches.
Do you like this hairstyle? It may give you a headache
The hairdresser pointed out at the beginning that it was worth debunking a certain myth. The point is that pinning up your hair does not damage it, what matters is the type of hairstyle you choose.
Mosiołek focused on a frequently made mistake. It’s about the bun on top of the head. The hairstyle also has many other colloquial terms, such as onion, cocoon or samurai. However, regardless of the name, many people make a mistake that harms their hair.
– If we wear a high ponytail or a high cocoon for 12 hours, which is tied very tightly and stretched, we must realize that the hair follicles are sensitive to it. The result is a headache and broken hair – explains the hairdresser.
Headaches caused by improper hairstyles do not only affect tight updos. Sometimes it is enough to wear a decorative headband, which presses the space behind the ears and leads to a headache. The same applies to the use of classic hairpins, which, when inserted into the bun, stretch the hair and cause a headache.
Trichodynia, what is it?
In addition to the classic headache caused by improper hairstyle, there may also be pain in the scalp itself. This condition is called trichodynia. The reason for feeling bad may not only be a bad hairstyle, but also mental disorders.
Trichodynia can be caused by factors such as:
- scalp hypersensitivity,
- Allergic reaction,
- phantom pain caused by excessive hair loss,
- parasitic diseases,
- fungal diseases,
- decreased immunity,
- excessive skin cooling (walking without a hat),
- taking certain medications,
- neglect of hygiene.