I keep getting questions about breaking hair and I know I’ve talked about it on my Sizzling Mommy blog but I don’t think that I’ve addressed it on this blog.
When people tell me that their hair is breaking, I don’t know how to advise them because there are several causes of breaking hair. In this post, I’ll be talking a little about hair damage.
If your hair is damaged, it’ll break off at minimal manipulation. You can damage your hair by:
- Frequent use of direct heat on your hair, especially when you don’t use any heat protection serum/spray. [Examples of direct heat are flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers]. If you must use these appliances, ensure that you use a heat protectant. Secondly, use a flat iron or blow dryer that uses ionic technology and has ceramic and/or titatium plates.
- Using combs with rough edges. Use a smooth or better still, a seamless comb instead.
- Use of relaxers and hair colour/dyes. If you can, go natural. If you can’t, reduce the time you leave the relaxer on your hair.
- Excessive shampooing or using sulphate shampoos. Wash your hair with shampoo no more than once a week. Use sulphate-free shampoos instead. Every time you shampoo your hair, you should follow up with conditioning.
- Extensions and weaves. Tight hairdos can damage hair so tell your stylist to take it easy. In addition, don’t keep your hair extensions and weaves for more than a month.
Which wrong practise are you guilty of? I’m sure that if you apply the above tips, you’ll see a difference over time with your hair. Take care.
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