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What Causes Hair Breakage?

By Victoria Beeber

Seeing split ends? Flyaways as though you’re in a wind tunnel … inside? These are just some of the signs of hair breakage.  

Your hair has gone through a lot over the years. From chlorine in the pool to pollution, your hair soaks everything up. Add going too long between trims and using a flat iron that’s too hot, you’re looking at a recipe for damaged hair.  

But before you throw in the towel and accept defeat, try some of these solutions. Soon enough, you’ll enjoy soft, silky hair again.  

5 Ways to Prevent & Treat Hair Breakage  

1. Gently Wash  

Do you take time to wash your hair or do you treat it as a fast first step?  Be sure to take time to sud up your locks and thoroughly rinse.   Also, when you do cleanse your hair, make sure that you’re using a product that is free of parabens to promote hydration. Try our Soft & Hydrated Collection to nourish and bring back smooth, healthy-looking hair.  

2. Condition, Condition, Condition 

Your hair is in desperate need of moisture. It’s breaking because it’s brittle and dry. It would benefit from a little extra TLC.  

Invest in products that can safely lock in moisture and bring back shine. Meet our moisturizing conditioner and deep hydration mask — a winning duo that will leave hair stronger and silkier. Make them a regular part of your routine and see your hair transform.   

 3. Skip the Heat 

As you age, your hair becomes weaker and more prone to breakage over time. What happens when you add heat every single day? Inevitable damage.  

Ditch your hair dryer and opt to air-dry your hair. The less time your hair spends under high heat, the better. If you must, try limiting your usage to only once or twice a week and make sure to use a heat protectant as well as a nourishing serum. Trust us, this tip is critical to saving your hair from additional breakage.  

4. Let Your Hair Down 

Do you constantly rock a bun or sleek ponytail? While it may look stylish, it could cause unnecessary stress to your hair. The problem: When you secure your hair tightly with an elastic, it creates additional tension on broken strands.  

Ditch the elastic and keep your beautiful hair down. Style with a good-quality hairspray for a soft, touchable look that does as much as you do. And if you’re desperate to pull your hair back, try gentler alternatives to elastics like a soft scrunchie or coil hair ties.  

5. Keep Your Hair Natural  

We get it. Your salt and pepper hair snuck up on you fast. You’re tempted to conceal with color. But chemically coloring hair is time-consuming and can lead to additional hair breakage if not cared for correctly.  

Your best bet is to keep your hair natural and rock your grays with confidence. If you must add a hint of color, make sure that you see a professional colorist who is educated in 50+ women’s hair. Before and after every color, use a Deep Hydration Mask to protect your hair from fading-out and keep your strands vibrant and moisturized.