Are you suffering from Hair Breakage? In this article, you will find the best tips on how to go about it. An average person loses approximately 50 to 200 strands of hair a day, depending upon one’s sex and age. If you want to minimize breakage, then, here are some ways to do so:
Remove Split or Dead Ends of Hair: Getting the split or dead ends trimmed is not counterproductive to growing hair. Rather it helps in growing your hair stronger and making it thick. The trick is just to get rid of split or dead ends only and not the whole chunks of hair. By trimming split ends, you cut down the chances of your hair becoming dry and brittle and needing a full haircut.
The split ends when become out of control travels up your hair shaft, your hair then will either break or need a full haircut. Instead of getting into this mess, we advise you to act proactive and trim the bottom of the hair, every three to four months. If you are growing hair remember to tell your hair stylist beforehand about it ask him to remove hair not more than a 1/2 inch.
When you are trimming your hair yourself, use the scissors that are sharp and are meant specifically for cutting / trimming hair.
Do not Brush or comb your Wet Hair: This is a very good tip to prevent hair breakage. Hair is in its weakest state when wet. So avoid brushing your hair when it’s soaked. It’s fine to use a wide-toothed comb while your hair is a little wet. But ideal time is to comb with a wide-toothed comb when your hair is saturated with conditioner.
Reduce the amount of Heat on your Hair: This is another good way to stop hair breakage. High heat or frequent heat application on your hair causes irrevocable damage and break your hair. Leave the use of curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, blow dryers for special occasions only.
If you must use a hair dryer, do not use it at the highest setting: As much as it is fastest when you have the heat, it can be very damaging to your hair. The best way is to air-dry your hair but if you don’t have the time, then, use the hair-dryer at the ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ setting and be patient with drying your hair. Even washing your hair with hot water makes them over dry.
Moisturize your hair: It is an essential regime to stop hair breakage. Asides from the normal hair creams, consider using a leave-in-conditioner or deep conditioning for your hair.
Avoid washing your hair all the time: When you wash your hair, you deprive your hair of its natural oils. Washing your hair every day is not necessary unless you have super oily hair and your hair looks greasy right after washing it. Washing Nigerian hair every day can dry out the hair and make it prone to permanent damage and breakage.