Summer is approaching and while the sunshine is a welcome departure from the brutal weather of the last few months, it can also wreak havoc on our hair. After all, too much glaring sun can actually weaken your strands and humidity is no one's friend. But did you know that there are also several other everyday factors that could be affecting and even ruining your hair without you even knowing it? Read on to find out what they are!

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Below, check out 6 bad habits that could be ruining your hair:

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Too much sun

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With the weather getting nicer, we all want to head out and soak up that sunshine! But UV rays actually eat away at the strength and elasticity of your hair. To prevent this, wear a hat as much as possible or at least use a leave-in condition with suncreen in your hair.

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Hot showers

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Steamy hot showers might feel good, but they actually dehydrate your skin and your hair, causing your strands to become dry and brittle (and therefore, more likely to fall out). Cooling the shower even by just a few degrees can help!

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Hot tools 3

Hot tools

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Blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons can all wreak havoc on your hair. How do you make sure the proteins and moisture in your locks aren't too disrupted? Try to limit your the hot tool usage only a couple of times a week and use a lower temperature setting.

Crash dieting 4

Crash dieting

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Not eating enough causes your body to redirect all of its energy to only the vital organs. That's why people with eating disorders often suffer from severe hair loss. Regular dieting is fine, as long as its heathy, nutritional, and consists of plenty of lean proteins. But never try to rush to lose a few pounds by simply not eating!

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Tight hairstyles

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Constantly wearing your hair in tight styles, like buns, braids and ponytails, can put tension on your hair follicles and destroy them. So give your hair a break and try to wear it down every now and then.

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Birth control pills 6

Birth control pills

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Taking the wrong birth control pills can weaken your hair and cause shedding or thinning. If you notice this after trying a new pill, consult your doctor about switching to pills that contain lower levels of hormones or consider a different birth control method.