The split ends and flyaway strands that result from hair breakage are never a welcomed sight. After carefully planning your do, the last thing you want is for your look to be marred by unruly, broken hairs. While you likely wish to avoid broken hairs altogether, with all the stress that your locks face, some breakage is inevitable. With care, however, you can minimize the number of strands that fall victim to damage.
Condition Every Time You Shampoo
If you skimp on the conditioner, your hair will pay the price. When you wash your hair, it is stripped of moisture. You have to put some moisture back to ensure that your locks stay healthy. Using conditioner after every shampoo is an easy way to prevent your hair from becoming brittle and more prone to breaking.
Go Gentle on the Heat
Blow dryers and curling irons may leave your hair looking great–temporarily. In the long run, these tools of the trade do more damage than good. If your hair breaks easily, use heat as little as possible. These tools will make your hair even more brittle and likely lead to a collection of broken and battered hairs.
Deal with Split Ends Quickly
Left unchecked, split ends can lead to damage higher up the hair strand. When you notice split ends, don’t delay your trim. Instead, clip these pesky problem pieces right out of your hair. Your hair will thank you for it.
Trade Your Brush for a Comb
Brushes put extra stress on your hair. Instead of pulling out your trusty brush several times a day, consider a more hair-friendly thick-fingered comb. Using a comb instead allows you to deal with fewer hairs at a time, each time you brush. The more hair you try to work with, the more likely you are to damage some of the strands.
Sleep on Satin
A crisp, cool satin pillowcase is a luxurious way to prevent hair breakage. The stiff cotton of a traditional pillowcase may cause your hair to break. Invest in a satin pillowcase, and swap out your old one. You will likely see hair benefits, and even if you don’t, sleeping on satin is a pleasant experience.
Glob on Some Mayo
As unorthodox as it sounds, smear mayo over your hair and let it stay for 30 minutes. Hop in the shower and wash your hair, shampooing and conditioning as normal. Inspect your hair post-shower and you just might find that this surprising remedy left your hair silky and strong.
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