What is the cause of split ends and your hair breaking

We have finally come out of our dry and cold winter season, having a lack of moisture in your hair is essentially inevitable. I want to talk to you today about preventing breakage and some common ways hair breakage occurs, but few are aware of.

Brushing

Did you know the way you brush your hair, and what you choose to brush it with, is one of the most common ways to cause stress and breakage to your hair? Remembering to be gentle with your hair by not ripping through it with a fine-toothed comb will take your hair a long way. For best practices, choose a wide-toothed comb, and start from your ends, moving up as your hair detangles. If you have just stepped out of the shower, towel dry your hair as much as you can before setting out to smooth it. Using a reconstructive spray or oil in your hair while it’s damp can help with combing, and prevent further split ends and breakage.

Ponytails

We know, it’s one of the favorites and sometimes mandatory ways to get your hair out of the way. Especially with scarves, hoods and coats, throwing your hair in a ponytail or the infamous top bun, is a cute and simple solution. However, this repetitive habit is notorious for causing damage. Repeated pressure on the areas where that top bun sits will wear down the strength of the hair, often resulting in broken hair and split ends. This doesn’t even cover the damage that occurs when you remove the ponytail, you know, the yanking and pulling. Be gentle with this process, you will be surprised at how it affects your hair integrity.

Headbands

Again, we know the headbands and slicked back clean buns are classic and timeless, but you may be surprised at what you’re doing to your hairline. Pushing headbands on, even the elastic cloth ones, causes stress on your hairline. The hair around the perimeter is a lot more fragile than other areas where your hair grows. As a result, it doesn’t take much stress and strain to break those hairs. Making sure to be careful and gentle in this process will ensure better health for your hair.

 

At my private studio, I have all the take home hair care you need to help keep your hair strong, healthy, and beautiful. I am eager to work with you and help you grow your hair to that goal length, or give you the color you’re dying for! Contact me today to schedule an appointment with one of Redcliffe’s most amazing hair stylists!