5 Tips to Make Brittle Hair Stronger

Fortify your strands with these tips and product recommendations.

If you often experience hair fall, you might have brittle hair. This may also manifest as dry and rough strands that break easily even with slight pulling or tugging. If not addressed from the get-go, brittle hair can get more and more damaged as you brush and style it daily.

But don’t worry! There are ways to strengthen your hair and prevent breakage and hair fall. Here are some simple tips.

1. Pamper your hair with a strengthening treatment.

Asian woman applying treatment to brittle hair
Give your hair an extra boost of strengthening with a hair fall treatment shot. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Use a deep conditioning treatment that’s designed to treat hair fall. Try Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Treatment Shot. It has 10 times more strengthening actives that make your hair up to 10 times stronger. It protects your hair from extreme factors that cause hair fall and breakage, like frequent heat-styling and chemical treatments.

This hair treatment is also easy to use. After shampooing and conditioning, simply massage the treatment shot through your hair. Leave it on for one minute, then rinse well. For best results, use it once to twice a week.

2. Condition your hair every day.

Asian woman washing her hair in the bathroom
Always condition your hair after shampooing to keep it healthy and strong. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Contrary to popular belief, conditioners do not necessarily cause hair fall. In fact, they help prevent it by bringing back moisture to your hair. Conditioners coat your strands to allow them to slip off each other and be more aligned. The result? You get hair that’s smoother, more manageable, and less prone to hair fall. On the other hand, when you skip conditioning your hair, it becomes dry and more prone to tangles, breakage, and damage.

For brittle hair, we recommend Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner. Its revolutionary fiber actives penetrate up to a cellular level to make your hair stronger and prevent breakage. This conditioner also gives your hair three benefits of keratin in one amazing product. It has keratin relaxers that tame frizz, keratin serum that revives your hair from intense damage, and keratin essence that helps in strengthening your hair.

3. Go easy on towel-drying.

Asian woman patting her hair dry with a towel
Pat your hair dry instead of rubbing it with a towel. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Rubbing your hair with a towel to remove excess water is a no-no. The friction between your towel and your hair can cause split ends and breakage, resulting in weak and damaged hair. Instead of rubbing, gently squeeze out water from your hair after washing it. Then, pat your hair dry using a soft towel or an old t-shirt with a smooth fabric.

4. Maintain a balanced diet.

Asian woman eating healthy food
When your body is healthy, your hair gets strong and healthy, too. Credit: Shutterstock

A healthy diet is good not just for your body but also for your hair. Eating protein-rich foods like fish, eggs, and lean meats can help give you stronger, healthy-looking hair. Likewise, foods that are rich in vitamin B7 or biotin like nuts, salmon, avocados, and sweet potatoes help in promoting the growth of healthy hair, so make sure to include these in your diet.

5. Consult a doctor.

Asian woman consulting a doctor
Feel free to ask your doctor about the possible causes of brittle hair. Credit: Shutterstock

If your hair continues to be weak and prone to breakage, it’s best to pay your doctor a visit to rule out underlying medical conditions that may be causing brittle hair.

Now, you can treat brittle hair and prevent hair fall and breakage. Just follow these tips to keep your hair strong and ultimately beautiful.

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