Halsey wearing a lot of hair clips

Hair clips are back in style, and no, they’re not exclusive to Gen Z! Maybe you’ve seen the likes of Olivia Rodrigo and Ariana Grande show them off on Insta? Perhaps you’ve tried wearing them yourself? While these trendy hair accessories are indeed cute, there are a few downsides to wearing them. Among these are hair breakage, falling hair, and scalp damage. Here’s how hair clips and other accessories can be damaging your hair.

Pins and Clips Can Damage the Scalp

Ariana Grande mirror selfie

Hair clips and bobby pins have rubber-coated tips for a reason: to keep them from scratching the scalp. If you’ve ever had your hair done with a heavy-handed hairdresser, you know a tiny hair pin can do a lot of damage. Make sure that your clips and pins still have the rubber tips on. If you’re using heating tools, be careful with overheating these metal accessories. You wouldn’t want to burn your scalp. Finally, don’t forget to remove them before going to bed. The metal can damage your scalp as well as cut and break the hair. 

[H2] Elastic Bands Can Cause Hair Thinning

Rub conditioner or hair serum on elastic bands to keep them from pulling your hair out.

Olivia Rodrigo’s hairstyle may be cute and all, but it can cause real damage on your hair. Elastic bands and hair ties can break your hair shaft. On top of that, they can pull your hair out when you’re removing them. To avoid this, don’t wound the elastic too tautly or pull your hair too tightly. This can cause traction hair loss, which is when you get a receding hairline from wearing the same ponytail every day. Give your hair and scalp a rest and change your hairstyle occasionally.

Hair Clips Can Break Your Hair

Hair is usually very resilient to tension, but not all types of hair can handle hair clips. If you have thin, dry, or already damaged hair, go easy on styling. Instead, focus on making your hair stronger and healthier, so you can wear it however you like. 

Use a deep conditioning mask like Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Treatment Wrap. Its unique formula penetrates deep into the hair shaft to repair damage inside and out. Alternatively, you can try VitaKeratin Deep Repair Hair Mask. It has salon-quality keratin and argan oil to make hair straighter and super smooth.

Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Treatment Wrap.

For daily conditioning, use Dove Weightless Repair 1 Minute Foam Conditioner. This smoothens and detangles hair with Micro-Conditioning Complex — so hair clips can slide off easily without damaging your hair. 

Wear cute hairstyles with hair clips without fear of damage by taking care of your hair. You can do this by conditioning regularly and deep conditioning at least once a week.