8 Reasons Your Hair WON'T STOP Breaking
Are those flyaways or is that breakage? Is it always a good day for a bun? Stop the terrible, no-good, very bad hair day cycle and think about how you're treating your hair. Even small daily habits such as brushing your hair with the wrong brush, or blow drying your hair wrong can slowly but surely damage your precious hair. Hopefully some of these tips will help you to stop the breakage and have your hair looking gorgeous again!
1. LACK OF MOISTURE
Without proper hydration, hair is way more prone to breakage, so you need to make sure you give those strands healthy nutrition! The 2 best products I've found for moisture and healing that breakage is Rejuvenique Oil and Super Moisturizing Masque by Monat. To learn more about these healing products, click the button below.
2.TOO MUCH HEAT STYLING
Everyone knows that the more heat you use, the more likely breakage will happen. To make things worse, if you aren't using heat protection, your hair is never going to forgive you! Instead of heat styling every day, try using a hot tool only once or twice a week and find some cute braids you can wear. But if heat is the only way for you, a heat protectant is an ABSOLUTE MUST! Try using Monat Blow Out Cream. Somehow it does not weigh your hair down and can be used in wet or dry hair. It's my all-time fav! Click the button below to find out more about my favorite products.
3. CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
If you color or bleach your hair on a regular basis, you understand how difficult it can be to keep it healthy and strong. No doubt, the constant over processing is breaking and damaging your hair. If you have sever damage from all those chemicals, you may need a drastic hair chop to give your hair a fresh start. You can also ask your stylist to use Olaplex while coloring because this ingredient mixed with color/bleach can prevent breakage.
4. BLOW DRYING DRIPPING WET HAIR
Your hair will benefit if you start blow-drying when it isn't dripping wet. Blot wet hair with a microfiber towel, which is actually less damaging than terry cloth turban. ALWAYS use a heat protectant. Keep your blow dryer on a lower heat setting, don't yank too hard on the hair and don't let the dryer's nozzle get closer than about 2 inches away.
5. SKIPPING REGULAR HAIRCUTS This is a "duh" moment, but if you constantly avoid cutting your split ends because you want more hair growth, eventually they might just break off. Keep those regular haircut appointments and allow your stylist to suggest how much to cut for a healthy look.
This is a new concept for me, but your cotton pillowcase can actually case hair breakage more than usual because it creates friction between the hair and the fabric. For less friction, buy yourself a satin or silk pillowcase to lessen unnecessary damage.
7. AN UNBALANCED DIET
We all know that we are what we eat. Unfortunately, if our diet is poor, our hair can be too. Your strands need protein to stay strong, and can actually repair weak spots warding off breakage. On the other hand, too much protein can cause your hair to be brittle and too much moisture makes strands too flexible. Put some time into finding the right balance for your specific hair type.
8. YOUR BRUSH IS DANGEROUS
The most gentle brushes are boar bristle brushes with nylon and NOT platstic brushes. They are good for smoothing hair and distributing natural oils.
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