How to Prevent Hair Breakage?
There are many activities and habits that can be harmful to your hair and scalp that you might not know. For example, even working out that is super healthy to your body but a lot of people aren’t aware of how damaging it is as for your hair and scalp. Therefore, it is important to first know what common mistakes we make and what kind of preventive measures we can take to control or at least lessen the harm. In this article today, we will provide you with some tips and tricks that can help you to prevent hair breakage.
Normally, we often have a habit of rubbing our hair with a towel then roughly pull it up in a bun or a ponytail then snuggle into our pillows without noticing that these are big mistakes that can be unhealthy to your hair. Unfortunately, we do it regularly and sometimes it is on a daily basis as for some people. All these rough movements actually create friction which in turn severely damage our hair. Your strands get all tangle and rough, and split ends are formed.
The thing that you need to change right now is to gently take care of your hair from the washing step. Instead of using a towel to dry out your hair, opt for a cotton cloth or shirt and absorb the water off your real hair. At the same time, be aware that when your hair is wet, it stretches up to 30 percent, making it more vulnerable to breakage. Therefore, be gently and try to avoid a rough and aggressive towel rub, wrap the towel up around the hair, wait for a while and let it absorb the excessive moisture. After that, let your hair naturally dry, don’t pull them up into a ponytail or bun but just let it down until it dries. Using a detangle tool also needs to pay attention to because it can ruin your hair more than you can imagine. Always go for a wide-tooth comb or brush with flexible bristles. While combing, go easy on your ends because they are the oldest and weakest part of your hair.
Once your hair gets tangle and friction, it can be super damaging as it can cause breakage, split ends, dryness and hair loss as a result.
One more thing that you should keep in mind is that after working out, don’t forget to wash or rinse your hair or simply use some kinds of dry shampoos to do the job. In fact, an excessive number of people start blow-drying their sweaty hair instead of shampooing it. When you directly blow dry your after-work out-strands, the sweat salts combined with the drying heat to make your strands and follicles super dehydrated. The alternative way that is super convenient is to use dry shampoo or some kinds of powder for your sweaty hair such as baby powder to absorb all the sweat on your hair and scalp. However, this quick method only makes your hair look less greasy but cannot remove dirt and build-ups. As a result, never keep shampooing or rinsing your hair when you can.