There are a lot of things that can cause hair breakage. And believe it or not, they all don’t involve chemicals. Several things you might find yourself doing daily and didn’t even realize might be the cause of some of it. Today I am going to share 5 things that you might be doing that could be causing hair breakage.
I can admit it, I am guilty of all 5 of these things. So, I have also learned my lesson and do my best to not do them anymore! I will admit that one surprised me when I heard it but makes sense when you think about it!
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Wearing Rings While Washing Your Hair May Be Causing Hair Breakage
This is the one that surprised me but made so much sense! I started to pay attention after I heard it and yes, my rings were breaking off some of my hair. I know some people take off all their rings at night, but I keep mine on all the time except when I put on lotion. It took some time to get used to taking them off before getting in the shower. So next time you get in the shower to wash your hair pay attention to see if you notice any hair getting caught in your rings.
Are Your Hair Ties Causing Hair Breakage
The type of hair ties you use matter! These good ole hair ties that we are used to are known for causing hair breakage. And please do not use hair ties with metal claps on them, they will catch your hair and pull and break it.
The best type of hair ties are ties wrapped with satin scrunchies, scrunchies, or hair coils. And the most important thing to remember is to not wrap your hair too tight with any hair tie because that will cause hair breakage.
The Way You Comb Your Wet Hair Matters
Wet hair is fragile and elastic. It will stretch, snap, and break if you do not treat it nice. I like to recommend using a detangler spray along with using a wet brush or wide-tooth comb. Always start combing or brushing from the bottom and work your way up.
I also recommend that you brush your hair prior to going to bed at night and before washing your hair. This will help cut down on the tangles and breakage.
Friction Can Lead to Damage
Believe it or not the little things make a difference to your hair. Friction or rubbing roughly on your hair can cause breakage not to mention frizz! Two common ways to cut down on this are to use a silk pillowcase and a microfiber towel.
Using a microfiber towel after washing your hair will help to soak up the excess water so you don’t feel the need to rub your hair. Try your best not to “towel dry” your hair by rubbing your hair, that friction can cause hair breakage. A microfiber towel is a great alternative.
A silk pillowcase is not only good for your hair but your skin also! This will help your hair from getting tangled and cut back the friction while you are sleeping. Not only will it help with breakage but will help cut back on frizz.
Heat is a Leading Cause of Hair Breakage
Using your hot tools at too high of heat is a sure-fire way of causing hair breakage. I did a blog post a while back; How Hot is too Hot When Using Hot Tools. You can check it out here. There are some great tips and guidelines on what is best for your type of hair.
It is always best to use the lowest amount of heat that will allow you to achieve your goal with your hot tools. And always use a heat protectant on your hair! We spend way too much money on our hair not to protect it! If you need help with what products would work best for you I would love to help you. Click here to get started.
There are lots of things that can cause hair breakage, but these are some that you might not even realize may be a problem. Do you have any that you have experienced that you can share with us? If you do, please share them below in the comments.