A dermatologist revealed on TikTok what she wished she knew about hair care in her 20s.
dr Aamna Adel from London shared a video about it social media platform to discuss the dos and don’ts of hair care.
The skin expert often makes videos in which she explains to her followers how to take care of the body’s largest organ.
dr Adel talks about skin, hair and nails on her account, which has a whopping 1.3 million followers.
She also makes important videos about skin cancer and changes in moles that help raise awareness of symptoms.
dr Aamna Adel from London took to TikTok to discuss the dos and don’ts of hair care
1. Avoid tight hairstyles
While it may be tempting to tie your hair in a ponytail or bun, Dr. Adel actually that this could be harmful to the hair.
dr Adel said, “Stop wearing your hair in tight hairstyles so often.”
“Tight ponytails, tight buns, tight braids, they have to go.”
“Repeated straining and pulling on the hair follicles can lead to hair loss, also known as traction alopecia, which can be irreversible.”
2. How to properly use dry shampoo
Meanwhile, she also revealed that using dry shampoo incorrectly can also damage hair.
dr Adel said, “I wish I’d known sooner, this is the right way to use your dry shampoo.”
“If you want to touch up your hair with dry shampoo between washes, it’s important to actually leave it there for a few seconds.”
“It gives the dry shampoo time to absorb all the excess oil. It’s groundbreaking and you’ll find that your dry shampoo works a lot better.”
3. SPF on your scalp
dr Adel also recommended applying sunscreen to the top of the skin to avoid damaging it – pointing out that it’s an area that often gets forgotten
dr Adel also recommended applying sunscreen to the top of the skin to avoid damaging it.
She said: “Remember, your scalp is like your skin, you need to protect it.”
“You wouldn’t believe how much sun damage and skin cancer I’ve seen along the crown of my hair.”
“So make sure you protect it and put on some SPF.” I love using SPF spray just on my hair parting.”
4. Never rub your wet hair with a towel
While many quickly towel dry their wet hair to get it dry as quickly as possible, Dr. Adel that this could actually damage the hair.
dr Adel said, “Your hair is actually most sensitive when it’s wet.”
“So rubbing with a towel can actually lead to even more breakage — you don’t want to do that.”
“Rub your hair with a microfiber hair towel instead. This simply helps absorb the excess moisture without damaging your hair.’
5. Shampoo is only for your scalp
Meanwhile, she also advised to always use conditioner after a shampoo (pictured).
dr Adel said, “Rinse the shampoo off your scalp and that’s more than enough to clean the rest of your hair.”
Meanwhile, she also advised to always use conditioner after shampooing.
She explained, “This helps seal in the hair cuticle, which means your hair looks smoother and shinier.”
“It also helps improve the strength of your hair and also offers some protection from UV rays.”
The two videos she created amassed more than 45,000 likes combined, and people used the comments section to express their thoughts.
One user wrote: “Your hair is gorgeous!”
Another said: “Such good tips!”