Hair breakage can be a real problem. It can be caused by a variety of things, including your technique for detangling, the products you use and how healthy your hair is. If you’re noticing breakage during your hair maintenance and style routine, here are a few tips that should help.
Fine-toothed combs are rough on your hair. Gently detangle using your fingers to help curb breakage.
If you’re using a cotton pillowcase, replace it with a silk or satin one. Cotton creates extra friction, which can result in more breakage.
It’s easy to neglect your natural hair when you have extensions or a weave. Be sure to use a deep conditioner when you take out your extensions or weave to help strengthen your hair.
Sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils. Using a shampoo that is sulfate-free will keep your hair from drying out and should help stop breakage.
Check out our recent blog post on flat irons for tips on keeping your hair healthy when you use one. If you’re using the wrong flat iron or the iron is too hot, it can lead to breakage.
In general, brushing your hair can be rough on it. If you need to brush your hair, spray some water on it before you brush it. It’ll help fight breakage.
Terry cloth towels can cause breakage. Try a microfiber towel instead. It’ll be more gentle on your hair and should help cut down on breakage.
A bad diet can lead to weak, unhealthy hair. Be sure your diet has enough protein. It’ll help keep your hair strong and resistant to breakage.
Ponytails are hot right now. They’re especially great in the summer. If you have trouble with hair breakage, try to keep your ponytail loose. It’ll keep the tension off the hair strands and lead to less breakage.