Fatou Bom Bittaye
by on August 24, 2016
Hi Everyone!
Hearing a snap, crackle, or pop while brushing or combing your hair is never a good sign. While losing the customary 100 strands per day is considered normal, breakage is a problem that's easily avoided. Whether it's due to a too-tight ponytail, bleach overkill, or even your diet, find out your personal culprit (and solution) for breakage as you read on.
1. You're a Hair Puller:
Tugging on your hair can cause stress and eventually breakage. So if you have a tendency to twirl your fingers in your hair, it can have the same effect as yanking out your strands.
2. You Style Wet:
Using a brush or comb on wet hair causes strands to snap. Stick to using your fingers to detangle while your hair is sopping wet to minimize breakage when hair is at its weakest.
3. You Love a Tight Ponytail:
Pulling hair back into a tight bun or ponytail is a great option for second-day hair. But be cautious about the effect it could have on your coiffure. Too tight and it can cause stress at the hairline. You can also cause breakage if you continually put hair in the same style. Switch it up to save your strands. You should also be cautious of hair accessories that tug and pinch.
4. You Flat Iron...Daily:
You probably already know that heat can damage your hair. But it can dry out your strands and exacerbate breakage, too. First, try turning down the temperature, and always use a heat protectant - or skip the heat styling altogether.
5. You Have a Standing Coloring Appointment:
Over processed hair can turn brittle. Find natural ways to lighten/colour your hair, or go for the on-trend ombré look. If you must color your hair, make sure to add moisture with a regular deep-conditioning regimen.
6. You Skip Regular End Trims:
If you avoid cutting your split ends, eventually they might just break off. Make sure to keep regular end trims on your calendar for healthier, break-resistant hair.
7. You're a Wild Sleeper:
Noticing a bit of breakage at the back of your head? It may be caused by the friction between your hair and the cotton pillowcase. Switch to a hair-saving silk variety of pillow covers instead.
8. Your Diet is Lacking ...:
Your hair needs protein to stay strong. Protein can repair weak spots in the hair shaft, warding off breakage. But be forewarned - too much protein can make the hair brittle, and too much moisture makes strands too flexible. It's important to find the right balance of moisture and protein intake.
Hope this helps.
Bye...have a great week ahead!
Kume Ozoro
Fatou Bom Bittaye you really took your time with this one :revolving_hearts:
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Yes Kume, Thanks
Kume Ozoro
You're welcome Fatou Bom Bittaye. When you shift gears like this, I'm always inspired :smiley: Got some things cooking for this weekend :grinning: Hope you love 'em when it drops :smiley:
Fatou Bom Bittaye
Lol...thanks Kume Ozoro . I can't wait for it, i know i will surely like them.