Brittle hair is an incredibly common result of damaging your hair over time. It causes your hair to feel dry and is comprised of frizz, split ends and an overall lack of health. If you are starting to develop brittle hair, it’s time to start reconsidering some of your daily practices. The sooner you resolve some of these problems and introduce a solid hair care line up to your regimen, the sooner you can combat your damage. Don’t stress if you’re not sure why your hair is so brittle, we’ve got a few reasons to share with you that are the most common cause of this hair problem. Learn what to avoid and what to introduce into your hair routine in order to avoid brittle hair.
How to Avoid Brittle Hair
1. Heat Styling
Applying heat to your hair is a dangerous game. For many women, using heat to style is absolutely non-negotiable as it gets them the style they desire, and we totally understand! We’re not saying you have to stop using hot tools, but keep in mind they can cause serious heat damage if you don’t use a protectant in conjunction. When you do heat style, use a protectant like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray and try to make your style last for as many days as possible before re-styling.
2. Coloring or Bleaching Your Hair
As much as it pains us to say this, dyeing your hair is a major cause of brittle hair. The chemicals in these products strip your hair of its natural oils and completely dries it out. You can combat this result by using a color-safe and nourishing shampoo and conditioner duo. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and Conditioner is a great option because it’s formulated with Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil, both designed to control frizz and add shine. On top of that, this duo will help your dyed color last longer, so you won’t have to visit your hair colorist as often.
3. Chemical Treatments
Similar to dyeing your hair, using chemical treatments on your strands can also cause brittle hair. Be wary of how often you do Keratin treatments or perms, the damage will add up!
4. Over-brushing Your Hair
Believe it or not, over-brushing your hair can lead to brittle strands. If you brush your hair too much it can cause breakage, leaving you with strands susceptible to frizz. It’s even worse to brush your hair when it’s wet since the strands are weaker and can break much more easily.