There are many causes of hair breakage. More often than not, it is caused by lack of care, stress and some bad hair care habits. When your hair is weak and brittle, it breaks off in different places and the ends split. The good news is that it can be prevented.
Here are 4 reasons why your hair is breaking off, along with some suggestions on how prevent it.
Tying your hair is one of the go-to hairstyles of most women. It helps manage bad hair day and gets your hair off your face. However, too tight ponytails can lead to breakage. If you must really tie your hair, make sure it’s not too tight. Also, wear your hair down on some days.
It is normal to lose about 50 to 100 strands a day. Most people don’t notice it, but it becomes noticeable if you lose an unusually large number of strands.
Your hair is a reflection of your overall health. If you notice that you’re shedding more strands than usual, it might be best to visit your doctor. This may be a sign that something is not functioning properly internally. Excessive hair shedding or breakage is usually an early warning of underlying medical condition.
What you eat has a significant effect on your hair health. Dry, lifeless and brittle strands can be brought on by poor nutrition.
Your hair is in need of certain vitamins and nutrients to stay strong and healthy. Supplement your diet with foods that are rich in protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins and vitamin D. If you’re a picky eater, we recommend that you take a good multivitamin to ensure that you’re receiving all the necessary nutrients to keep your hair and your body healthy.
Towel drying soaks up excess moisture and can speed up the drying process. However, it’s not doing your hair any favor. Towels can create a scrubbing effect on your hair. Not only does it cause frizz, it can also cause fragile strands to break.
For less breakage, use a cotton tee or a microfiber towel to dry your hair. Gently squeeze and blot your hair. Then, wrap the shirt completely around your hair. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then air dry.