Mysterious hair loss and breakage can be quite infuriating, but before you blame hormones, stress, over-processing, and the like, you may want to consider another culprit: your purse. In a total duh moment, the editors at xoVain point out that if you wear your bag over your shoulder, you're setting yourself up for hair-to-strap contact, which can lead to pulling, rubbing, and, ultimately, breakage.
We're face-palming because it's so obvious, and yet we never even really thought about it—maybe we were too focused on the fact that our bag is ruining our posture instead? Regardless, count this as another reason to start toting by hand instead. And in the meantime, fortify your strands with a weekly strengthening treatment, like Alterna's Bamboo Mask ($26).
Have you found that your bag causes breakage? What other random habits do you think weaken your hair? Sound off below!