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Does frequently pulling on your hair cause hair loss?
Does a habit of pulling your hair with your fingers continuously and touching it time and again lead to hair loss ?
There’s no problem with touching your hair, running your fingers through it and even gently pulling on it. It shouldn’t cause hair loss even if you do it very often. There are a few exceptions to this though:
If you have dirty hands and you are continually getting dirt of your scalp this may block the pores and hinder hair growth.
If you regularly pull hard on your hair you can train your hair to grow closer and closer to the scalps surface.
If you pull really hard on your hair you could pull hair out — however this should grow back.
As a general rule don’t be afraid to touch your hair (providing your hands are clean). You shouldn’t treat your hair like a delicate china doll because you’re afraid of losing it — this is a common habit among hair loss sufferers. Actually you’re better off being a bit rough with your scalp. Anything that invigorates the scalp — massaging and brushing for example — should help promote blood circulation, which will benefit the hair.]]>