When the hair is broken, it loses its shine, strength, and firmness. They look dry and break off faster. They are often difficult to comb through, knot quickly, and have split ends.
There are several causes that damage the hair. Often it is small mistakes in everyday life that overuse the hair and destroy it. By becoming aware of the errors, we can better avoid them and initiate appropriate measures in a targeted manner.
Teasing your hair breaks your hair. It messes them up a lot, leads to split ends and frequent hair breakages. When teasing, the natural fibers of the hair proteins are severely damaged, so that they look dry and fall out faster.
But constant and aggressive brushing of the hair or rubbing the hair dry after shampooing also causes too much friction and makes the hair weak and brittle.
Hair should be handled gently. Combing should start from the ends of the hair and be slowly combed towards the root.
Tight and tight hairstyles, like a tight ponytail, braids, and buns put undue tension on the hair follicles and can lead to hair breakage and hair loss. This can also lead to traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is a disease that permanently weakens the follicles and makes it impossible for hair to grow. Wearing extensions has a similar effect.
It is better if the hair is worn hanging down and tied back more loosely when tying hair. It’s also good not to wear the same hairstyle every day.
Combing wet hair
When wet, the hair strands are fragile and prone to breakage. It is better to comb your hair before washing it to avoid tangling. After washing, the hair should be dabbed with a soft towel or an old cotton T-shirt and allowed to air dry. Only when the hair is only slightly damp can it be combed and styled more easily.
Sleeping with your hair wet is also very harmful to your hair. The wet hair is rubbed heavily on the pillow during the night, tangled, and can break faster. In order to avoid excessive friction while sleeping, a pillowcase made of satin should be preferred.
Constant hair washing
Too many washes suck the natural moisture out of the hair and dry it out. This makes the hair more brittle and more prone to split ends. The hair should not be washed more than 2 to 3 times a week.
When washing, you should also choose the right shampoo and water temperature. Too warm and too long showers strip the natural serum from the hair, leaving the hair dry and brittle. This makes the hair more prone to breakage and hair loss.
The hair should not be washed with lukewarm water for more than 10 to 15 minutes. A subsequent rinse with cold water helps the hair to retain moisture and ensures a shiny and healthy look.
Hot styling products such as blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons cause serious damage to the hair. The heat removes the serum from the hair, making it look dry and dull. The hotter the styling product, the more hair damage and breakage it will cause.
To prevent hair damage, the hair should be air-dried if possible. Another option is to set the hairdryer on a very low level, hold it 15 cm away from the hair while blow-drying, and move it up and down constantly.