You Should Never Wear Your Hair In The Same Style Every Day. Here's Why

It's a sad day when you learn that your routine is likely damaging or causing breakage to your strands. Especially since some hairstyles can be particularly detrimental to your mane, it's important to switch things up to give your tresses a break from the constant tugs and pulls. Indeed, according to Byrdie, it's a good idea to set up "rest days" in which you leave your hair alone completely.

For starters, your daily ponytail may be doing more harm than you realize. Hairstylist, Jenna Marie Shafer, explains to the outlet, "When you wear your hair in the same ponytail every day, you're adding stress to the same spot over and over and over again, and eventually that's going to cause your hair to snap and break off at the base of the ponytail."

So, even if you're constantly running to and from the gym, take your hair out of the scrunchie for a while. Especially if you wear your ponytail in the same spot every day, you could be putting serious strain on your strands. If you must wear your hair up on a daily basis, opt for soft hair ties that are covered with fabric — and have no metal on them whatsoever! In a similar vein, if you're putting your hair up in a bun, make sure to let it down to breathe as much as possible.

It's also important to change your part

Besides giving your strands room to breathe and fall effortlessly around your shoulders, it's wise to change up your part as well. Good Housekeeping explains that changing the placement of your hair's part gives you a new look and also provides unique benefits to your mane. The outlet notes that, by wearing your hair the same way on a daily basis, it starts to lay more flat over time. Eventually, this pulling sensation can spell breakage among your strands.

Furthermore, if you're styling your hair the same way every day with the same part, you could be frying the same strands over and over again. "Too much heat in one spot can decrease the porosity of the hair. This causes dry spots, which will spit out any color or nourishing treatments you put on those short broken bits," Annie Rush, hairstylist at Eva Scrivo Salon, notes.

Essentially, it's best to avoid pulling and styling the same section of hair repeatedly. Whether that means changing up your part, wearing a new hairstyle, or letting your hair down more often, your strands can only grow when they're supported. By switching things up, you can do just that.