11 Aug 2016

What Causes Hair Breakage and Split Ends

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Popular magazines and hair specialists often say that losing up to 100 strands of hair a day is normal. Not a cause for concern? Well, wait, because any more than that can lead to balding. Add that to the twin menaces of hair breakage and split ends, and you've literally got a problem on your hands.  In a fast-paced world and polluted environment, poor condition of hair becomes a norm. Stress and bad lifestyle habits are also culprits in hair loss and split ends. Thankfully, there are inflamed scalp treatments to counter the problem. Let’s first take a look at the common causes of hair breakage and split ends. 

Too Little Moisture

Force-combing your hair when it is thirsty can lead to split-ends more than anything else. Hair may also snap, leading to mass breakage. It is advisable to only use your fingers to untangle your hair. In addition, shampooing daily can also contribute to hair damage as creamy shampoos can act like detergents and rob your hair of moisture, leading to brittle hair and split ends.

Mishandling

Pulling on your hair often? That may be causing hair breakage too! Tugging on your hair creates stress on your hair roots, even if you’re just twirling your hair around your fingers. Tying your hair too tightly creates the same effect so always, always be gentle.

Too Much Heat

Ever since the invention of the blow dryer, many of us expose our hair with hot air from blow dryers. This can be rough on our hair. With all the chemicals we use for styling, heat comes as an even worse agent of breakage and deterioration – likewise for flat or curling irons. We recommend investing in styling equipment with high quality or avoid using heated equipment altogether.

Bad Lifestyle and Diet

Constant exposure to pollution and a poor work-life balance, too, can cause hair deterioration. You might think that insufficient sleep only affects you mentally but proper sleep and nutrition helps in natural hair growth. For the ladies with long hair, your hair may be pressed/tangled with certain sleeping postures throughout the night, leading to hair breakage. You can control this by investing in pillowcases made of silk, because silk helps retain moisture and lessen friction between the pillow and your hair.

P.S. Junk food, too much caffeine, and irregular eating times can wreak havoc on the hair too.

Not going for Regular Hair Maintenance

Without regular hair maintenance, you are denying your hair the necessary nourishment for healthy roots and hair ends. It also helps restore vital oils and moisture. In an active life, it is not possible to have protein-rich foods for nutrients every day. A visit to our PHS Hairscience labs for scalp and hair maintenance and repair therapies can certainly give your hair the extra boost it requires.   

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