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Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes And Best Tips

 

Possible causes and the best tips & tricks to avoid it...

Hair breakage has many different causes. Healthy hair depends on an inner cuticle layer that has a smooth and closed surface. When these scales open, the hair can become dry and eventually loosen, causing damage. This then leads to hair breakage and other symptoms. Hair breakage can spread further in the hair - in the worst case to the roots. In the following article, learn more about how to stop hair breakage and what the possible causes are, as well as the best tips & tricks to avoid it.

Possible causes of hair breakage

Possible causes of hair breakage | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

1. Improper diet

The old adage “You are what you eat” actually holds true, especially when it comes to skin and hair health. Certain nutrients support hair growth and protect it from breakage. Make sure you have an adequate intake of zinc, iron, and folic acid in your daily diet. Getting enough protein and antioxidants can also keep your hair safe from damage.

2. Chemical influences

Hair colors and bleaching are mainly chemical influences and possible causes of hair breakage. Adding color pigments to the hair structure is torture for healthy hair. So ask your hairdresser about gentle methods.

2. Chemical influences | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

3. Dryness

Dry and brittle hair is prone to damage and breakage. Factors that can aggravate this condition include using harsh products, shampooing too often, and washing with hot water. Not using conditioner after cleansing the scalp can also lead to dryness and hair breakage.

 

4. Too much brushing

Brushing your hair too vigorously can lead to brittle strands. In addition, it can pull out the hair by the roots. It's best to only brush your hair gently if you need to style it when going out. Brushing 100 times a day is a myth.

4. Too much brushing | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

5. Styling devices that generate heat

Exposing your hair to extreme temperatures can cause your scales to crumble and break. Do not use such devices too often and let your hair breathe. Investing in a heat protectant can also prevent these devices from damaging your hair.

6. Mental stress

It is well known that stress can cause hair breakage. Under a certain type of stress, the follicles are put into a dormant state, allowing hair that is in the middle of a growth cycle to fall out.

6. Mental stress | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

7. Improper towel drying

It's a perfectly normal step to rub your hair down with a towel after washing it. However, these movements damage your hair because it is most sensitive when it is wet. You should gently knead the moisture out of your hair after showering and then tie your hair up in a towel.

8. Elastic hair ties

Elastic hair ties are a must to keep hair out of your face. And let's face it, they can be very useful on bad days. The problem with hair ties is that they pull on the scalp and cuticles. Every time you undo your ponytail, some hair will fall out. You can solve the problem and prevent hair breakage by letting your hair loose every now and then.

8. Elastic hair ties | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

9. Excessive washing

If you have oily skin, you are also more likely to have excess sebum (natural oil) in your scalp. This can result in washing your hair more often than necessary. While daily washing is fine if you have oily hair, you shouldn't wash your hair multiple times a day.

9. Excessive washing | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

10. Rare visit to the hairdresser

The haircut helps keep your hair healthy and free from split ends. A haircut is like exfoliating the skin – in both cases, you have to remove some old cells so that new ones can grow. If you have split ends, these splits in the cuticle can spread down the length of your hair and cause breakage. That's why we advise you to visit your hairdresser regularly. Even if you let your hair grow out, trimming damaged ends can prevent further breakage.

 

How to stop hair breakage? What helps?

Vitamins: A healthy diet helps

Vitamins: A healthy diet helps | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

Vitamins C, D3, and Biotin can help reduce hair breakage by improving hair health. Include foods rich in these nutrients in your diet. These vitamins are also available in supplement form.

One tip: Maintain a good hair care routine

One tip: Maintain a good hair care routine | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

Massage your scalp with essential oil regularly to promote blood flow to the follicles. This strengthens the hair follicles and prevents hair breakage.

Shampoos help cleanse the scalp, which is important to get rid of excess oil. Also, use conditioner after shampooing as it will nourish your hair and make it supple and easy to style. After washing your hair, let it air dry.

Deep care for your hair

Deep care for your hair | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

A deep conditioning treatment provides your hair with much-needed proteins and nutrients. It strengthens it and allows the nutrients to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to repair damaged hair. If you regularly treat your hair with a deep treatment, it will become softer and break-free.

You can buy a ready-made hair conditioner designed specifically for your hair type, or try these home remedies:

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is important for keeping your hair moisturized. It can relieve the symptoms associated with dandruff and other scalp infections, which in turn helps reduce hair breakage.

2. Mask with egg

Eggs are a rich source of protein that gives strength to hair. With regular use, eggs in hair can reduce frizz and breakage. They also contain antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce damage.

3. Apple cider vinegar

3. Apple cider vinegar | Stop Hair Breakage: What Helps? Possible Causes and Best Tips
 

Apple cider vinegar is essential for improving damaged hair. It has pH-balancing properties that are essential for keeping the scalp healthy. Apple cider vinegar also contains antifungal properties that help reduce symptoms like dryness and flaking. Overall, it keeps your hair soft and free from breakage.

 
 
 
 
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