Wondering why your hair may be breaking off?
Here are four (super easy!) things Andre Walker suggests you do to keep your strands looking healthy and avoid the breakage:
- Give your hair a heat break. Using hot tools daily can cause permanent damage and breakage. Instead, limit your hot tools use to only after washing and conditioning your hair. Also, try to rely on heat-free hairstyles such as topknots, braids and ponytails.
- Wash out the sweat. If you’re exercising a lot, it’s important to wash the perspiration from your hair and scalp after each work out. That’s because sweat contains salt, which can be drying to the hair and lead to moisture depletion over time. Eventually, your hair won’t be able to hold a style and may begin to break off. Be sure to always shampoo (try Ultimate Moisture Sulfate Free Shampoo) and condition (try TKO Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner) after every workout.
- Satin is your best friend. Be sure to sleep on a satin pillowcase or wrap your hair in a silk scarf each night. Cotton can pull and tug at your hair causing it to break.
- Don’t play with your hair. Pulling, twirling or playing with your hair throughout the day can weaken it and cause breakage. Try placing a hair pin or ornament in the area you generally play with your hair in order to stop the habit.