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5 Hair Damaging Accessories You Had No Idea About

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 Hair Damaging Accessories

Hair accessories or harm accessories?

We all like to look our best. Be it our outfits, footwear, or hair. Everything has to be perfect. But sometimes the things we adorn ourselves with can be very harmful too. Many of the hair accessories that we put in our hair can actually be damaging the hair. Some of these are very common hair accessories. Here’s a list of five hair damaging accessories you had no idea about.

Hair Ties : Hair Damaging Accessories

Hair ties are one of the most common and most damaging hair accessories. Hair ties are usually made of elastic, which can grasp your hair and harshly pull it. This will put excessive strain on your hair and damage the strands pulling the hair from the roots. Putting your hair up in tight ponytails or hairstyles constantly can really put a lot of pressure on your hair. This leads to loosening of hair and then breakage and damage.

Over time, it can develop into a permanent issue of hair fall if the pressure on the hair is continued. Elastic hair ties are one of the top hair damaging accessories and should be avoided. Hair with metal bits can cause even further damage. Instead, you could hair ties made of softer fabrics to reduce the strain. Satin or silk scrunchies are also good alternatives. Not only are these better for your hair but also stylish.

Scrunchies are available in a wide variety of colors and designs and can be easily styled with most outfits. In addition to this, you can also use satin or silk pillowcases and bonnets to protect your hair while sleeping. Silk hair accessories are known to minimize frizz and keep hair damage to a minimum.

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Bobby Pins

Another culprit of hair damage is bobby pins. Every time you take out these pins, some hair is bound to be plucked out with them. This hair accessory is infamous for hair fall and hair breakage. From styling hairs to simply keeping them in place, bobby pins are very versatile for use. These pins are prone to snapping the hair strands and causing hair damage, despite their usefulness.

Bobby pins can eventually lose their protective plastic end, which can become even more harmful as they can scrape the scalp and cause infection. The film on bobby pins also plays an important role and once it is removed the metal can cut into your hair shaft and affect your hair growth.



We have already listed two of the most used hair accessories, now it’s time for another: Headbands. From using bring colorful headbands to solid sophisticated ones, we have all used them throughout our lives, but these easy-to-use accessory is actually damaging your hair. Headbands put pressure on the hair and can lead to breakage and flyaways. It can strain your hair and make it lifeless. Headbands also pressure and squeeze your head, which can result in headaches.

Wearing them every day can also cause thinning of hair at the sides. If the band is too tight, breakage can also occur in the hair. An alternative to this would be using microfiber headbands. These headbands are made from soft fibers that are known to reduce friction and limit hair damage. These headbands come in a variety of colors and designs that can be easily paired up with any outfit.



Any metals in the hair should be a big no. Metallic accessories and comb can tear the hair shafts and damage the hair. It can cut through strands and break them. Most of the time, hair can get stuck in the clasp of the Barretts and break. Some cheaper ones can have sharp edges that might scratch the scalp as well. The metal claws put pressure on the strands and pull them from the roots. In addition to this, barrettes can’t hold a lot of hair.

Some of the pieces are quite small and hold only a certain amount of hair. Forcing more hair will only result in breakage and hair damage. Metal clips, pins, combs, and headbands should be avoided at all costs. An alternative to these could be wooden clips or pins that might help to hold your hair properly.


Hair Jewelry

Tiaras, elaborate hats, hair chains, ribbons or bows, etc are all examples of jewelry that can be hair damaging. As appealing as these items are if used frequently can cause long-term damage. These hair accessories pull, strain, and snag at your hair ruthlessly and could tear and weaken them. There is a high chance of entanglement also. It is better to keep these hair accessories for special occasions. In fact, while wearing and taking them off, it is essential to be gentle to avoid as much damage as possible. 



It’s high time to switch from hair damaging accessories to alternatives that will not give your hair long-lasting damage. Scrunchies, microfiber headbands, wooden pins, and so on are options that will help you look stylish yet protect your hair.

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About The Author

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Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole is a certified trichologist and a recognized authority in the field of hair care and hair growth. With over a decade of professional experience, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a Hair Care Specialist and Blogger at PURC Organics. Sarah began her journey in the beauty industry, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cosmetology from the esteemed London College of Fashion. Her passion for hair health led her to further her education, becoming a certified trichologist from the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). Over the years, Sarah has helped thousands of clients achieve their hair goals through her personalized, science-based approach to hair care. She specializes in assessing the health of hair and scalp, identifying issues, and recommending holistic, organic solutions. Her expertise covers a wide range of hair concerns, including damage repair, hair growth, scalp health, and hair aging. Sarah is a regular contributor to several renowned beauty and wellness publications, where she shares her insights and latest findings in hair care. Her commitment to promoting healthier hair care routines using natural, organic products aligns perfectly with the ethos of PURC Organics. Through her blogs, Sarah aims to educate readers about the importance of using the right hair care products and practices. Her deep understanding of hair biology and the impact of natural ingredients on hair health has made her an indispensable part of the PURC Organics team. Sarah’s authoritative voice and expert advice in the field of hair care make her a trusted source of information. Her dedication to promoting eco-friendly, effective hair care solutions continues to inspire and guide individuals towards a healthier hair care journey.
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