In a perfect world, we’d all have perfect hair. It would be easy to style, never have any issues with breakage or damage, and always have incredible shine!
Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
Breakage is one of the hardest things to deal with when it comes to hair. Whether you rock a short style or you want to grow out your long, lovely locks: breakage is a top concern because it takes away from your hair's usual luster and leaves your ends feeling dry and brittle.
Let’s look at why breakage happens and some easy prevention tips.
Why does hair breakage happen?
There are many reasons you might have breakage. Some of them are easier to prevent than others. For example, curly and coily hair is especially susceptible to damage because the oils that are produced by the scalp aren’t able to reach the end of the hair shaft. This is also true for gray and white hair.
Outside of hair type, certain hairstyles can also be damaging. Styles like tight buns and pulled-back ponytails can cause too much stress and tension on your hair, which can lead to breakage and damage.
Lastly, the one we all wish wasn’t true: hot tools. The hot tools you use every day to curl or straighten your hair often do more harm than good, especially if you aren't using the right preventative products.
Before you start to panic or retire your curling iron for good: there are things you can do to your hair to prevent the breakage before it happens.
Ways to prevent breakage
Take a break from the heat
Instead of curling your hair every day, consider doing it every other day. Some hair types can maintain a curl for a few days. So you can just spritz a dry shampoo to revive your hair and be on your way!
If your hair tends to have flyaways or unwanted frizz, you can also try to revive your look with a serum.
Play with a heat protectant
A trusted heat protectant is a must-have for anyone looking to style their hair regularly. It’s a go-to product you spray onto your hair before styling that can help you prevent unwanted damage.
Our Atmos-Shield provides an invisible weightless barrier to help combat damage caused by heat, UV rays, humidity, pollution, and free radicals.
Invest in a satin pillowcase
Satin is a smooth fabric that won’t rough up your hair throughout the night. The fabric creases less friction than a regular pillowcase, which can help prevent breakage and reduce tangles.
Keep your hair hydrated
Hydration is key to healthy, thriving hair. If you’re more prone to breakage or dryness, you’ll want to find a hydrating shampoo and conditioner containing moisturizing ingredients, like our Argan Oil Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner.
This salon-quality shampoo and conditioner will help enhance shine and improve manageability for softer and healthier-looking hair.
If you already have some unwanted damage, the best thing to do is to provide a little extra TLC. Adding vital nutrients back into your hair is a great way to treat the damage you already have and prevent more from happening.
Our Former Glory is a spray-on protein treatment that contains a blend of proteins and amino acids that will help revive your hair and enhance its visible appearance.
Switch up your hairstyles
Instead of that slicked-back bun you've been wearing, consider going for a braid or a loose half-up tied knot. These styles don't cause as much damage to your hair and are just as easy to do!
Try a hair mask
Adding a hair mask into your hair care routine is a great way to maintain hydration and keep your hair happy. We recommend using our Time Capsule once a week. The formula is specifically made to treat dry, brittle hair and add vital nutrients back into the hair, to provide you with visibly healthier-looking hair.
Thankfully, there are several things you can start doing today to prevent breakage before it happens.
The best way to get the healthier-looking hair you're trying to achieve is to take preventative steps and upgrade your hair care routine with repair products.
If you're looking ready to enhance your hair care and revive your dry, brittle ends, shop our collection of damage and repair products today.