Bad Habits That Are Causing Hair Breakage

Bad Habits That Are Causing Hair Breakage - CurlFans - CurlyHair

When breakage happens, a part of your hair strand breaks, and a shorter strand will remain on your scalp. Although breakage is not really a good thing for your hair, you can’t completely avoid it. There are some damaging habits that you may be having that can lead to more breakage. If you want to identify these and avoid them, follow this post to the end.

Using harsh shampoo will increase hair breakage

Ingredients like sulfates and detergents in cleansing shampoos will dry your scalp and will also remove your scalp’s natural oil. Try to avoid this kind of shampoos as much as you can. If you want to reduce their effect, dilute them with water and pre-poo beforehand with a carrier oil. If you want to buy a natural cleanser instead of a harsh one, try Flora & Curl African Citrus Superfruit Shampoo, or Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream.

Brushing your dry hair leads to more hair breakage

One simple thing that you can do is never brush on dry hair. Brushing dry hair can cause more damage and breakage. Your curls are weaker and more fragile when they are dry. Always use a water spray bottle to wet your hair before brushing.

Drying hair with regular towel

Regular towels are not made to dry your curly hair. They will cause breakage and also frizz. Instead, use a microfiber towel to dry your hair. You can also use one of your old cotton t-shirts to absorb moisture out of your hair. If you don’t want to use any of these, just use your hand to scrunch out the extra moisture while you’re in the shower.

Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase

The friction that a cotton pillowcase causes will lead to more frizz and breakage. This can be a big problem when you sleep on a cotton pillowcase. Use ShhhSilk Silk Pillowcase instead of your cotton one. If you want extra protection during the night, you can also use ShhhSilk Silk Sleep Bonnet.

Using too much heat

Using too much heat is a very common habit. It can have a huge impact on your curly hair health. Some try to avoid the heat as much as they can, but this can’t be done for someone who uses it to style their hair. If you are one of those who use heat a lot, never forget to use a heat protectant. Although the heat protectant will protect your hair, if you use heat more than once a week, it will lead to hair damage anyway.

Using a fine tooth comb for styling and detangling

The best thing to use instead of a fine-tooth comb is your fingers. Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner, and slide your fingers softly through your hair. You can avoid extra breakage this way. If you want to use a comb anyway, use Flora & Curl Gentle Curl Comb instead of a fine-tooth comb.

If you have found any method that works for your hair, you can share them in the comments. This can be very useful for those who have your hair type. Have you tried any methods or tips that we mentioned in this post? if so, tell us which one worked for your hair type in the comments.

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