5 Hairstyles that are Damaging Your Hair

It may be difficult to treat hair damage but there are simple ways of preventing it. Read on to find out which hairstyles are ruining your hair

It’s one thing to get inspired by the celebrities on screen and another to try out their hairstyle over a long period of time. Hairstyles that look glamorous and make an impact can sometimes damage the hair too says Vaishakhi Haria, celebrity hair stylist and director at Splash The Salon and Mantastic Barbers and also the artistic ambassador at L’Oréal Professionnel who has spent 12 years in the industry and has styled stars for shows, movies, ads and magazine editorials. “No matter how good the celebs look in those hairstyles, there’s another side of the story too,” she adds. And if you are a beauty junkie and enthusiastically cop the hairstyles seen on your favourite stars, then Vaishakhi lists the top five hairdos that can damage your hair. 

1. Tight ponytails

Hairstyles that are damaging your hair

Wearing tight ponytails regularly can severely affect your hairline. Tight ponytails pull the hair backwards and cause a receding hairline from the front. If you have thick hair it can cause headaches too.

2. Hairstyles that need excessive heat styling

Hairstyles that are damaging your hair

Your curlers and straighteners are good for use once in a while, but excessive usage rips off all the natural oils and moisture from the hair. This can lead to frizzy, dehydrated and dry hair. It is essential to get your salon protein treatments from time to time to keep the hair hydrated and to prevent damage

3. Partings

Hairstyles that are damaging your hair

Keeping the same parting over a long period of time can cause the hair to recede from there. The hair naturally starts splitting from there, no matter what you do. “You need to keep changing your partings every now and then to avoid being stuck with one,” advises Vaisakhi.

4. Wet look ponytails or buns

Hairstyles that are damaging your hair

Hair is at its weakest when it is damp. Regularly tying up the hair when they are wet, doing wet-look buns, wet-look ponytails or just tying them up right after a shower can cause breakage in the hair.

5. Hair extension


I have noticed in the past few years, a lot of women have started investing in hair extensions. While they look glamorous, keeping them on for long hours creates pressure on the roots and scalp due to its weight and pulls your natural hair. If your hair is fine or brittle, it can break due to the weight of the extensions.