We’ve all been in the process of growing out our hair, and then had the awful realization that our hair wasn’t growing. It wasn’t growing at all.
Instead, it was breaking off. How dare it, right?
Seriously though, hair breakage is a super common concern, especially during drier winter months. While it can’t always be stopped completely, there are a few preventative measures you can take to curb your hair breakage as much as possible.
The best part? These preventative steps are super simple, and easy to implement! Here are 4 things you can do to prevent hair breakage 👇
1. Never wear your hair up when it’s wet.
Your hair is far more elastic when it’s wet, which means it’s far easier to break! If you’re in the habit of throwing your hair up in a bun or ponytail when you’re fresh out of the shower, I recommend leaving it down to air dry.
2. Always comb with a detangler.
Using your wet brush (another secret anti-breakage weapon), gently comb your hair by starting at the bottom, and working your way up. Spritz your favorite detangler or leave-in conditioner (my favorite: InCommong Magic Myst) to make your life easier, and to hydrate and moisturize your hair as you go.
3. Try different hairstyles.
We tend to fall into a routine where we do the same 2 or 3 hairstyles every day. Maybe we wear it down and curled, or down and straight, or pulled up in a ponytail or bun. That said, repeatedly wearing your hair up in the same place on a daily or weekly basis can actually lead to breakage in and around your hairline.
Try alternating your hairstyles - if your second or third day hair just isn’t cutting it, opt for a braid or french braids instead. Try pinning it to the side, rather than throwing it up in a high bun! Not only will you likely enjoy the variation in your hairstyles, but you’ll be saving your hair, too.
4. Use dent-free hair accessories.
Dent-free hair accessories like scrunchies, clips or invisibobbles are not only great to preserve your freshly curled or straightened hairstyle, but they are gentle enough to ensure that you aren’t unnecessarily pulling, tangling or breaking your hair when using them!
You can easily find some great, hair-safe accessories on Amazon or at your favorite local boutique! And if you’re feeling like spicing things up for the holidays, throw in a pearl or jeweled clip! Your second-day-can’t-wear-a-bun-hair will thank you later 😉