If you’ve dealt with hair breakage or hair loss, you know the frustration that comes along with it. You can be left wondering how exactly you can avoid dealing with it moving forward. Hair care isn’t something we’re taught in school, so there’s often no way for us to know until we’re stuck dealing with it and have to find a way to avoid it moving forward. But since we always want to make sure we keep you as informed as possible when it comes to hair and skincare, we’re sharing what you can do to avoid hair breakage and loss.
Be Easy With The Heat
You know that washing your hair daily can put a lot of stress on your hair, and so can the use of heated styling tools. Try to avoid using heated styling tools on a daily basis, as the heat on a daily basis can put a lot of stress on your hair that can lead to breakage and loss. In fact, if and when possible experts suggest air drying your hair as often as you can. Skipping a hair dryer can be a really powerful part in keeping your hair healthy and free of hair loss and breakage. In addition, keep your other heated styling tools to a minimum when you can, to give your hair a break.
Don’t Wash Every Day
While you probably grew up being told to wash your hair daily, it’s actually one habit that can cause damage (i.e.) breakage to occur in your hair. When we wash our hair to often we’re actually stripping it of its natural oils, this can then cause your hair to become dry and brittle. When our hair becomes too dry and brittle it’s more prone to breakage and can even result in hair loss. Giving your hair a break between washes has been found to be incredibly helpful, and recommended by experts. Most experts suggest getting on a 2-3 day wash cycle, instead of washing every day.
Be Careful With Wet Hair
When our hair is wet, it’s said to be in its most vulnerable state. In fact, some experts suggest a lot of breakage and hair loss is because of how we treat our hair when it’s wet. So be careful with your hair when it’s wet. Instead of combing your hair roughly just to get it over with when it’s wet, be delicate and take your time as this is a major factor with breakage. Also, be gentle when you’re drying your hair with a towel and use something that will be gentle.
Keep Up With Haircuts
One of the essential things to keep in mind when it comes to avoiding hair breakage and loss is you need to keep your hair as healthy as possible, this means being consistent with the upkeep of your hair. In other words, make sure you’re getting your hair trimmed regularly. Getting your hair trimmed can eliminate hair breakage as it happens and avoid it accelerating too much.