If your hair is frizzy and you find a lot of strands in your brush or on your pillow, your hair could be breaking. Hair breakage is a common problem that can have many causes, but the end result is hair that looks messy and is hard to manage. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your hair from breaking.
How to Dry Your Hair to Prevent Breakage
Using a hair dryer on the hottest setting will cause your hair to break. Instead, let your hair air dry until it is just slightly damp and then finish drying it with a hair dryer on the coolest setting. Hold the hair dryer 6 inches away from your hair and keep moving it around to avoid applying too much heat in any area.
Towel-drying your hair may make it dry faster, but it is too rough on your strands. This is a common cause of breakage. Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel, squeeze and blot, but do not rub, your hair with an old T-shirt. It will soak up moisture without breaking your hair.
How to Style Your Hair
Overbrushing and styling your hair can lead to breakage. Use a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles from the bottom up with as few strokes as possible.
A plastic brush could be another cause of your hair breakage. It does not give and can pull too hard on your hair. Switch to a boar-bristle brush that will be gentler and will smooth your hair and distribute its natural oils.
Wearing your hair in a tight ponytail can cause damage to the cuticles and make your hair break. Braids and extensions can also lead to breakage. Use a gentle hair tie and tell your stylist if your hairstyle feels too tight.
Is Your Pillowcase Causing Your Hair to Break?
One cause of hair breakage that you may have overlooked is your pillowcase. Tossing and turning all night on a rough pillowcase can cause your hair to break. A silk or satin pillowcase is softer and less likely to damage your hair.
Schedule an Appointment at The Beauty Bar
If you are due for a haircut, make an appointment at The Beauty Bar in Southington, Connecticut. We can help you get the style you want and give you tips on how to take care of your hair and keep it healthy. We can also style your hair for a special event. Schedule your appointment today.