Hair Breakage Treatments

by Sam Malone

Hair is an important component of one's physical appearance. It has a great impact on self image and confidence. However, everyone suffers from hair care troubles from time to time, the most common problem being hair loss and hair breakage.

Hair breaking can arise due to a number of factors. The most common of which are poor diets, stress and anxiety, poor hair care regime, harsh environmental conditions or some underlying illness.

How to Stop Hair Breakage:

  • You can prevent hair breakage by being cautious about hair care. Paying a little extra attention to your hair can make the all the difference in the world. The most common cause of hair damage lies in a harsh hair care routine. Making small changes will help you strengthen your hair within no time.
  • Constant and extensive hair treatments are the most common cause for hair damage and hair breakage. Excessive use of hair color, blow dryers, curling and straightening irons, harsh hair products all contribute to weak hair. Be careful not to over stress your hair. Opt for towel drying and wear your hair naturally from time to time.
  • Don't keep your hair tied in a tight ponytail or braid for long periods of time. Opt for a loose ponytail, or let your hair free from time to time, allowing hair to breathe. This eases the pressure on hair follicles and prevents breakage.
  • Don't over shampoo. Constant shampooing strips hair of its natural oils and nutrients. This causes hair to look dry and break easily. Also opt for a gentle shampoo, and wash hair no more than twice a week.
  • Another easy method to stop hair breakage is to protect hair from harsh environmental conditions. Cover hair in harsh sunlight or in polluted environments. Harsh weather can cost hair its nutrients, leaving it dry and damaged. Be sure to treat hair to deep conditioning treatments at regular intervals.
  • What you eat is reflected by the state of your hair. Poor, unbalanced meals can leave hair looking dry and dull, and prone to hair breakage and hair loss. It is therefore essential to cut down on alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, while increasing consumption of greens and fruits in your diet. Also drink at least eight glasses of water every day to strengthen and rejuvenate hair.
  • The simplest and most effective hair breakage treatment is frequent hot oil massages. This therapeutic technique has been pursued for centuries to maintain and strengthen hair. A head massage twice a week helps hair retain moisture and nutrients.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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