Breakage and Damaged Hair
Where breakage happens and what you can do about it
31 October 2018
If you are a South African woman, chances are high that you (or someone you know) has slept with a doek, pantyhose or a plastic bag wrapped around your hair. These are just a few inherited hair breakage strategies African women know all too well.
Hair breakage can be embarrassing, and it comes as no surprise that many will try almost anything to stop it. Sadly, hair breakage remedies for those of us with tightly coiled Type 6 (and up) hair are often sensational money-making gimmicks targeted at women desperate to stop their receding hairline and natural hair loss.
Where does hair breakage happen?
When you brush your hair and see evidence of breakage, you may be tempted to believe that your hair is breaking off everywhere (or that there is a secret magnetic force snapping your strands off when they touch the comb).
The location of breakage on the hair strand can be at the scalp, midpoint or ends. What you may not realise though is that these points can give you a clue to solving the mystery around the nature of the breakage, and damage, your hair is experiencing.
What can you do about it?
To restore damaged hair, try Mizani Strength Fusion Intense Night-Time Treatment (available from selected salons) which reinforces the strength of chemically-treated hair. It has patented anti-breakage technology, so you can be sure that it comes with scientific backing instead of being “just another” inherited hair breakage treatment.
The strength-fortifying Dark and Lovely Anti-Breakage collection of products is specifically designed to tackle hair breakage with a rich blend of ceramides, the ideal formulation for weakened hair. To strengthen damaged and weakened hair in minutes, try Dark and Lovely Anti-Breakage Healing Treatment and dryness-fighting Dark and Lovely Anti-Breakage Oil Moisturiser.
Warmer months are worthy of celebration, but unkempt, damaged hair can put a damper on your days. As a healthy foundation to any styling, your weaves and braids should be installed by someone who is committed to preserving your hairline and knows the best hair procedures and hair products. Find your nearest reputable salon here.
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