By Jc of The Natural Haven
One of the most frequent questions emailed to me is ‘Help! My hair is breaking! What can I do?’ Many women automatically want to jump to trimming hair to solve the problem but there is a better way to permanently solve hair breakage issues. This method is to critically assess your hair and methods to determine what caused the breakage.
Recent onset hair breakage
If you have only just noticed that your hair is breaking but previously your hair was in good condition and did not suffer breakage, the first elimination is the way you handle your hair. The methods and tools that you used previously did not harm your hair. The remaining possibilities are changes to your hair, environment and products.
1. Have you recently coloured your hair with permanent colour or bleached it?
Solution: Change your hair products to those intended for colour treated hair. Utilise protein treatments (like Aphogee Two-step Protein Treatment) often which will help strengthen your hair and if necessary change how often you moisturise your hair as colour treated hair has a tendency to be drier.
2. Have you recently moved to a different place (hotter or colder, less humid)?
Solution: Climate makes a difference to your hair with humidity playing a big role in how moisturised your hair is. Consider using humectants such as glycerin, aloe vera and honey to help maintain moisture for longer. Moisturise your hair more often than you normally would and consider covering your hair with a hat or scarf when you venture outside to help retain that moisture. Find or modify your products to suit the weather where you are currently living.