Don’t freak out over hair breakage it happens to the best of us. To correct damage here are four easy steps that you can take to restore your hair’s health.
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Avoid rubberbands or clips that will easily tangle your hair. Rubberbands are especially good for putting stress on your hair and ripping it out. After your hair has experienced breakage, rubberbands are the last thing that you want to use.
Stop over manipulating your hair. Give your hair a resting period with a protective natural hair style. You can wear twists, box braids, cornrows, buns, or pretty much anything that protects the ends of your hair. If you don’t mind wearing weaves, cornrow your hair, moisturize it every day and wear a quick weave for a couple of weeks. They are great for easy styling, can be purchased in kinky-curly textures; giving your hair a well deserved break.
Make sure that the styles that you are wearing do not put too much tension on your hair. If you are constantly slicking your hair back into a tight ponytail with loads of hair gel or your edges are getting braided way too tightly, you may find that your edges will thin out a bit. To eliminate this issue, wear hairstyles that are not as stressful to the hair.
Take a break from the heat. When you are experiencing hair breakage heat will only add to the damage you are experiencing. If you must use a blow dryer limit it to a maximum of every 2 weeks. To stretch out your hair, you always have the alternative of air drying and then brushing out with a denman brush, twisting or braiding then taking out the next day, or banding.