Breakage. We all hate it, but it happens to all of us. Your hair feels damaged, has a straw-like texture, and overall it’s just not a super nice thing to experience if you’re trying to look your best.
But all hope is not lost! In fact, hair breakage is quite an easy fix with the correct products. There’s no need to stress, so pour yourself a drink and settle in.
The causes of breakage
Breakage is very easy to induce in your hair and sometimes you may not even realize you’re doing it. It occurs when the outermost layer of your hair, which produces all of your natural oils, gets broken down and damaged through various means. To keep you on your toes and aware, there are a few key causes that you should train yourself to pay more attention to.
The first and most common of these, especially for women, is the use of hot curling or straightening irons. There’s no easier way of drying out your hair to an unhealthy extent. Overusing hot tools like this has the potential to really damage your hair long-term, so you should always use them in moderation.
Another common cause of breakage is swimming in pools. Swimming pools are full of chlorinated water and the chemicals contained have a drying effect not just on your hair but on your skin too. You should consider wearing a skull cap to protect your hair if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in pools.
Other causes include over-exposure to hot climates and using too many chemical products on your hair. While none of these things is completely awful for your hair, they can dry out your strands to a damaging extent if you do them too much, so be careful.
How oils can help
In our pursuit of beauty, we all make the mistake of pushing our hair to the limit, and yes we will experience damage from time to time. But in our experience, this harm can be fixed by using the correct products at the right times. Hair oil has proven to be an amazing help.
Hair oil can come in many variations, and there is no shortage of products out there that can do a great job. Whether it’s coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, or others, they will all work in the same way to address the problem of hair breakage.
Hair oils are pretty simplistic, and it doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to understand their role. Essentially, after applying the correct amount (which will vary depending on the product) and rubbing it thoroughly into your hair, the molecules in the oils get to work immediately in rehydrating your hair. They restore the moisture to the outermost layer of your hair that was lost during the damage period. From there it just becomes a job of maintaining the moisture depending on the environment you find yourself in. If you’re at the beach on a sunny day, for example, you may need to apply a few doses to keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.
Before we go
Breakage isn’t the end of the world. The next time your luscious hair turns to barn straw, just remember to find a good oil product to replenish that much-needed moisture back where it belongs.
Be mindful of the stress you put your hair through on a daily basis to minimize further breakage in the future.