Hair breakage is annoying and sometimes downright upsetting. It happens when the overlapping scales covering the inner cuticle of a hair shaft fall apart, causing damage, frizz, and breakage. Fortunately, there are as many ways to prevent it as there are causes for it. Learn about them below.
A well-balanced diet plays a big role in healthy hair. Make sure you’re getting enough essential vitamins along with zinc, biotin, iron and folic acid. Nutritional supplements can help. Stress management is also a big factor in hair strength.
Hair Care Habits
There are lots of things you can do in your hair routine to prevent breakage. Don’t use super hot water in the shower, and apply conditioner each time. Always blot wet hair with a towel instead of rubbing, and comb it rather than brush it. When you do brush, use natural bristles. Take a break from all hot styling tools at least weekly. Stick to simple hairstyles that don’t require heavy treatments, and regularly trim your hair. Don’t wear tight hats unless you’re in the sun, and use real elastic hair ties instead of rubber bands.
Staying consistent with the suggested habits above will make a difference in preventing hair breakage. For more tips and tricks for preserving awesome hair, you can find our FREE Ultimate Haircare Guide and take a look at our Hairessence products. Thanks for reading!