Have you been facing the hair breakage problem lately? Let’s find out what could be the cause of hair breakage and how you can prevent it. First let’s clarify that breakage is different than hair fall. If the hair snaps off from somewhere along the hair shaft then it is breakage but if the hair comes out of the root (you can see hair bulb at one end of the strand) then you have a hair fall problem.
There are two important factors that tell you about the health of your hair. Moisture and Protein content. Moisture provides the elasticity to hair which makes it flexible and allows it to stretch. Protein gives the hair its structure and strength. Protein in your hair helps to bind the moisture inside. These two work together to maintain the health of your hair. If either of it is deficient in your hair then this leads to breakage due to lack of elasticity and strength when it undergoes stress through day today activities of combing, washing etc. So, it becomes very important to maintain the moisture and protein balance in your hair.
How to make out which treatment hair needs
You can perform some tests on your hair strand to determine what your hair lacks. Hold a strand (dry or wet) in your fingers and stretch it. Make sure not to put strong pressure as ultimately the hair will break. The reason being your single strand of hair doesn’t go through such kind of pressure in your every day hair grooming routine.
- Stretches slightly and returns to its original length without breaking, you hair is balanced.
- Stretches a little more than normal then breaks, you need more protein in your regimen.
- Stretches, stretches, stretches with no significant breakage yet, add a bit more protein to your hair care regime.
- Experiences very little to no stretching, and simply breaks, you need to increase the moisture in your regimen.
- when hair is dry, it feels rough, tough, hard, dry, tangled, brittle, you need more moisture in your hair.