Put A Stop To Hair Damage
Whether we have wavy curly or straight, we all want the same thing beautiful, healthy looking hair. But an important factor that can hinder healthy hair growth is breakage. The effect of pollution, chemical products, shampoos and various methods of styling lead to hair breakage.
The breaking of hair is a sign of dryness and vitamin deficiency. And the numerous methods of styling that we indulge in like straightening, blow drying and colouring have an unfavourable effect on the hair leading to dryness and breakage.
“Combing or brushing the hair too often can also weaken the strands and is one of the main causes of hair damage and breakage”
Remedies To Curb Hair Breakage
- Trim Your Hair
Split ends occur from the bottom up. The first sign of damage ¡s the splitting of hair, which eventually reaches the root. The only way to stop split ends is to get the hair trimmed regularly.
- Don’t Brush Wet Hair
Never brush wet hair as hair is weakest when it is wet, so try to avoid brushing it when it’s soaking wet.
- Use Less Chemicals
Avoid using too many products filled with harsh chemicals.
- Use Conditioner
To hydrate the hair in order to make it strong and less brittle, a conditioning treatment plan is important, especially during the winters. Apply the conditioner to dry hair, leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with normal water.
- Use Sulphate-Free Shampoos
Lathering your hair with your favourite shampoo could be causing more harm to your hair than you thought. Most shampoos available in the market are filled with chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate that canremove the hair’s natural oils which need to be replaced again with a conditioner. Choose a sulphate-free shampoo for hydrated, stronger hair.
- Avoid washing Hair Often
When the hair is washed often, it is deprived of its natural oils. Unless your hair gets very oily, do not wash it daily. Regular washing makes hair dry and leads to permanent damage.
- Use Less Heat
To stop breakage, do not use too much heat on your hair. Use of rollers, blow dryers and curling irons dries out the hair, leading to damage. It is best to air dry hair and use the machines on special occasions.
- Sun Protect Your Hair
Try to avoid too much exposure to the sun as it will dry your hair which leads to weakening and breakage.
- Relax Your Hair
When hair is tied tightly in a ponytail or a bun, it leads to splitting and breakage.
- Moisturize Your Hair
An essential part of the treatment for stopping hair breakage is moisturizing the hair. This limits dryness and breakage.
- Proper Nutrition
Following a good diet helps in improving hair health. Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and drinking a lot of water is good too. We are what we eat and it is easily reflected in the health of our hair.
- Avoid Excessive Manipulation
Do not brush, comb or wash your hair too often to avoid making it dry and brittle.
- Avoid Hot Water
Skip hot water showers as it only makes your hair dry. Wash your hair at a temperature slightly higher than your body temperature.
- Allow Your Hair To Dry Naturally
Using artificial modes of drying makes your hair more brittle and dry. Only use a blow drier when you do not have time to let it dry naturally and then too, make sure too much heat is not used on the hair.