Is it Hair Loss or Hair Breakage?
Unlike hair loss, hair breakage is usually preventable. Hair breakage is typically caused by self-inflicted treatment to our manes.
5 Common Causes of Hair Breakage
- Hair that has been over processed during chemical processing
- Braiding hair too tight causing traction alopecia
- Wearing a ponytail and pulling the hair straight back
- Applying heat without a heat protectant
- Lack of proper hair maintenance
Preventing Hair Breakage
Many people make the mistake of combing backwards. They start combing at the root and move toward the end of the hair. To comb and detangle, start at the ends and work your way to the roots. This minimizes stress on the hair follicles and may lessen hair breakage.
Use the Correct Comb
Using a small tooth comb to detangle wet hair can add stress on the hair and weaken the follicle. Use a wide tooth comb and apply a moisturizing conditioner to help smooth the hair for styling.
Choose the Proper Products
If you suffer from dry scalp and damaged hair, the right products can help restore vitality. Choose a shampoo that gently cleanses the hair without stripping its natural oils. Apply a leave-in conditioner that contains natural oils to moisturize the hair and add shine.
Genair’ Therapeutic Shampoo stimulates the scalp to promote new hair growth and reduce hair loss causedby Alopecia areata. The blend of herbal astringents and soothing agents prevent dry scalp and remove unwanted residue without stripping the hair of essential oil.
Genair’ Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler is made with natural ingredients like Castor oil to make detangling and styling easy. The formula helps hair moisture and sheen.
Protect Your Hair
Friction and dryness can weaken the hair and may increase the risk of further hair breakage. Protect your hair from further damage by wearing a scarf at night. A silk pillowcase is less likely to zap your hair’s moisture overnight.
Read more helpful articles on healthy hair in the latest issue of Genesis Magazine.