Hairline Loss Caused By Washing Hair With Hot Water
For the health of your mane, it’s imperative you try not to wash your hair with hot water. “It can strip your hair of its natural oils and can cause the hair to be dry and brittle,” says Sadah Saltzman, hairstylist at Salon AKS in New York City.
Hot water dehydrates strands, just like the skin, leading to dry, brittle hair that’s more prone to snap and fall out, explains Ryan Welter, MD, a Boston-based hair transplant surgeon. “The heat throws your scalp’s pores into overdrive to keep up with oil production, which can damage the root and lead to additional shedding.”