Breakage and Damaged Hair
What hair breakage is saying about your body
26 April 2018
We’ve all been there. You look at your pillow in the morning, or your brush after a vigorous grooming session, and see a nest of tangled strands left behind. That may even have you asking, “Is hair breakage a fact of life, or a sign of something more worrying?”
Before you rush off to the doctor, here are a few explanations for dry, brittle hair that keeps frustratingly snapping off.
A shortage of vitamin A, E and B-7 (AKA biotin) can all negatively affect the condition of your hair. Alternatively, there may not be enough protein in your life. Protein is especially important as hair is made up of protein filaments, called keratin, and amino acids. Vitamin supplements are available, but it’s best to receive nutrients through your diet, so eat more nuts, seeds, beans, eggs and green veg. Also try to increase your intake of lean protein like chicken, tuna and salmon.
Another cause of increased hair breakage and hair loss is body changes. These could include natural hormonal shifts (related to puberty, pregnancy or menopause, for example) or underlying issues like a malfunctioning thyroid gland. Also, if you’ve experienced a dramatic loss in weight – even if it’s the result of a madly effective gym routine – that could reflect in hair that feels dry, coarse and brittle.
Haircare and styling practices
A third possible cause for hair breakage keeps the focus solely on your scalp. Sometimes, fragile strands are the result of something as simple as continually wearing your hair too tight, grooming too aggressively, or damage caused by the over- or incorrect use of heat and chemical treatments. It’s very easy to schedule an appointment with a stylist so they can perform a personalised hair and scalp diagnosis. This way they can really get to the root of the problem.
An expert stylist will point out any shortfalls in your care routine, and recommend hair breakage products based on your specific hair type. One example for the curly-haired girl is Mizani Kerafuse® Intense Strengthening Treatment, which fortifies and strengthens strands. It also works to restore hair’s protein and moisture balance. Meanwhile, women with fragile hair can try L’Oréal Professionnel’s Inforcer series, which is specially infused with vitamin B6 and biotin to strengthen and condition tresses.
Your reliable remedy for hair breakage is waiting. Simply visit your nearest salon.
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