Heart and hair break, both are painful to bear. While the former needs a lot of work, luckily for you, hair breakage it something that you can remedy rather well.
Of course, it also takes due work and commitment, however, it is not unattainable. Before taking up tips, it is important that you get to the bottom of why your hair is breaking.
While you might also need the help from Dermatologists in Dr. Ziauddin Hospital for expert diagnosis for hair breakage, there are some common culprits that can help you recognize the root cause of the issue.
Common hair breakage causes
Using heat like curling rod or blow dryer can cause hair damage, that can then cause hair to break. Similarly, making tight hair styles that pull and tug at the strand can lead to damage. Harshly brushing your hair, especially when they are wet can cause more damage to them.
Since our hair need nutrients to grow, therefore, nutrient deficiency can also be behind poor hair growth. Exposure to pollutants can also gravely affect the health of the hair.
People who frequently dye their hair are also more prone to suffering from hair breakage as well.
Dealing with home breakage
Try to decrease the frequency of hair wash
Too much product to the scalp and hair can cause damage to the hair. If you want to have a healthy scalp and hence hair, try to lower the frequency of hair wash. However, if you have an extremely oil scalp, it might be difficult to manage. You might then need to train your scalp into withstanding lesser washes, gradually.
Treat your wet hair gently
When your hair are wet, they are more fragile, and hence, more prone to breakage. When you then use harsh tugging motion with the brush or rub against the towel in a harsh fashion, it can cause the hair to break and suffer from damage.
Hence, make sure that you be gentle in your treatment of wet hair. Use a microfiber towel or a soft cloth like an old t-shirt for to get rid of the excess moisture. Similarly, don’t brush your hair when wet and if at all, use a wide-tooth comb in your hair, albeit with gentle motion.
Cut back on the heat
Using heat can be tempting, since it makes styling so much easier, but you need to curb this urge. Heat can cause the strands to become damaged, which can then lead to hair breakage.
So, try to avoid using heat on your hair. Stow away the straightener and the curler. Let your hair run wild. And when using heat, make sure to apply the heat protectant product on your hair to at least do some damage control.
Cover your hair
To reduce exposure to pollutant and radiation that damage your hair, try to cover them up.
Hair massage with good hair oils can also be of help. Different natural oils bring different benefits, but jojoba, olive, coconut, argan, almond oils are very good for you hair. Oils are also hydrating and help in improving the texture of your hair as well. Some also include beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that nourish your hair.
Massaging action helps in improving blood flow to the scalp, and with improved flow brings with itself nutrients and oxygen that are beneficial for the health of your scalp.
Go for a sulphate-free shampoo
Sulphate is important for cleaning your shampoo, but when your hair are already under stress, it might not be a good idea. Shampoos with sulphates can cause your hair to become even more fragile. So, try to opt for a one without it.
Talk to your doctor
If your hair are not improving, it might then help to talk to a Dermatologist in Doctors Hospital. The issue might be to do with your health in general or scalp health in particular. Hence, expert intervention might be needed.