QOTD: My Hair is Breaking Constantly, What Can I Do?

First of all, let us make sure that the hair you observe is actually broken hair and not shedding hair. Hair that is shedding is one that has gone though its lifecycle. It would have a white bulb at the end of the hair strand. Hair that has experienced breakage will not have this white bulb. If your hair is longer, it will be shorter than the shedded hair.

Now to answer the question.

There can be several reasons why your hair is breaking.

Lack of moisture

Make sure that you are moisturizing your hair on a consistent basis. There are different ways you can moisturize your hair. Watch this:

Lack of Protein

 Even though hair is protein, when it becomes damaged, the shaft has missing gaps that need to be fixed.

Doing regular protein treatments can help strengthen the hair shaft. 

Overmanipulation of the hair

Make sure that you are not combing your hair while dry. If you have to comb your hair and it appears dry, spritz it with a little bit of water to help soften it, or had some moisturizer. Natural hair is quite fragile.

Styles your hair is in

If your hair is in a style that puts too much tension on the hair follicles, this can cause breakage. The most common of such breakage is along the edges.


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