Nothing makes you sigh harder, on your hair journey, than finding breakage. But do not panic because that creates stress, and stress is a top cause of some hair loss. Take an inventory of all broken areas, then follow these steps.
STEP ONE: Access whether it is breakage or shedding.
Take a close look at the hair from your comb or sink. Are the majority of the pieces shorter than your hair? Do you see splits on the strands? If you answer yes to either of these questions then you are dealing with breakage and you want to correct this issue immediately.
But say the majority of those strands you check are the same length as your hair. Check to see if you can see a white bulb on one end of the strands. The presence of a white bulb means that hair came from the root. This is shed hair. Now you must determine if this is normal shedding or excess shedding. Proceed to step four if your hair loss is due to shedding and not breakage.
STEP TWO: Pinpoint the root cause of the breakage, and stop that action.
12 causes of breakage:
1. Constant dry, brittle hair
2. Weak hair from protein loss.
3. Untangling hair while wet or dry. (untangle damp)
4. Handling the hair rough.
5. Brushing your hair.
6. Tight cornrows
7. Tight braid extensions
8. Extensions applied improperly.
9. Products with harsh ingredients.
10. Hats, wigs and scarfs used can cause traction alopecia.
11. Your ends rubbing against harsh fabrics
12. Flat irons, pressing combs, blow dryers and hair color.
The leading causes of breakage is dry hair and protein loss. Most of what is listed above will fall into the loss of moisture category or protein loss. Access your regimen and pinpoint which one of the things listed above are you doing. Understand that some of these causes, can cause breakage from just doing them one time. Once you determine what you are doing on the list, ask yourself why you have that step in your hair regimen. Then ask yourself do you really need that in your regimen. If you truly need it, then find a healthier alternative. Until you find an alternative stop doing that to your hair. Remember your goal is to stop the breakage.
STEP THREE: Repair the damage, if it is breakage.
This is a good time for a good trim. Depending on the severity of your breakage you may require a good cut. Do not hold on to damaged ugly ends. You will be surprised how fast your hair grows back after a good cut.
Once you have got you cut, now it is time to add strength to your hair by using protein. Your hair is mostly protein, but when it becomes damaged you have loss protein. A loss of protein leaves holes on your hair strands. Those weakened hair strands will surely break off without doing a good protein treatment. For severe breakage I recommend the aphogee 2 step treatment. Your first aphogee treatment will reduce your breakage by 50% or more. You wait 6 weeks then repeat the treatment. After 2 or 3 treatments your breakage should slow down to hardly nothing. If you have stopped doing what caused your breakage in the first place.
|The aphogee 2 step treatment |
INCREASE LEAN PROTEINS IN YOUR DIET. TAKING A HAIR VITAMIN CAN HELP YOUR HAIR GROW IN STRONGER SO IT IS LESS LIKELY TO BREAK SO EASILY. HAIR VITAMINS DO WORK AND ARE GOOD INVESTMENTS.
STEP FOUR: You have accessed that your hair is shedding.
Hair sheds daily between 50 to 150 strands. Shedding is a normal stage in which your hair must go through. However your hair should not shed in clumps. When you style your hair in the morning you will have the most shedding, because the body repairs itself as we sleep. If you manipulate your hair several times a day expect the shed hair to slide out. If you are not finger combing or combing your hair daily then expect for the shed hair to build up. For example, if you have your hair in two strand twists for a week, expect all the accumulated daily shed hair to come out once you finger comb it. It will look like more hair than usual that is because it is accumulative shedding. Shed hairs should be the same length as your hair. So shed hair will be longer pieces and breakage will be shorter pieces.
|Excess shedding? Time to call the doctor.|
What if my hair is daily shedding in clumps?
When this happens the root cause is coming from the roots. So this is an internal issue, which requires an internal solution. Fish oil and a hair skin and nail supplement will sometimes reduce excess shedding. When the cause of your excess shedding is a vitamin deficiency. The only way you can accurately know whether you have a vitamin deficiency is to have your doctor perform blood tests. Seeking a doctors immediate attention when your hair is shedding in clumps is highly recommended, because this could mean the indication of an underlying health issue.
Potential causes of excess shedding:
Pregnancy causes after pregnancy excess shedding.
One traumatic stress situation
BESIDES PREGNANCY SHEDDING MOST OF THESE ARE SERIOUS CONDITIONS. PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR ASAP AND TELL THE DOCTOR EVERYTHING.
IF YOU HEAR OR FEEL SNAPPING AND POPPING, WHEN YOU USE A COMB, THEN IT IS TIME TO PUT THE COMB AWAY AND FINGER COMB.
Be proactive with your hair care, stop breakage before it becomes to much. Do these two hair checkups twice a month to stay on top of your hair care.
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