Avoid Excessive Breakage

How to Avoid Excessive Breaking

Did you know that just like split ends, breakage is not something you can stop completely? However, there are a few things you can do (or NOT do) to keep breakage to a minimum.

Based on the countless Healthy Hair consultations done over the years we have put together a shortlist of things you should NOT do to your hair. Avoiding these things may help reduce the amount of breakage you experience.

Do not use excessive heat

We get it, you feel like your day might be ruined if your hair is not perfectly straight, or if every strand isn’t in place. But, you could be saving today just to sacrifice tomorrow. Using a source of heat on your hair daily (flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers, etc) weakens your hair over time; which will eventually cause it to break. So, pick and choose your battles with your hair. For straight hair be sure to wrap your hair at night. For curly hair, consider using plastic rollers, flex rods, or even pin curling your hair with bobby pins before wrapping your hair at night. Whatever you do, try to keep the heat to 1-2 times per week.

Do not over-wash your hair

This one applies more to my natural Lux Beauties who love their wash-n-go’s. Do you remember when we discussed how important it is to keep your hair hydrated? Well, this tip is directly related to that topic. You may not think so because you’re literally putting water on your hair, but, washing your hair actually dries it out. Every time you wash your hair you remove the natural oils your hair depends on to lock in moisture and stay healthy. The more often you wash your hair the more frequently you strip those oils away.

Do not skip your trims

 As your hair grows your ends split and break, it’s just a part of life. However, if you do not clip off the damaged ends on a regular basis (every 6-8 weeks) you are paving the way for more and more damage. Keep your hair looking healthy by sticking to a regular trim schedule.

Advice For Better Results

How to get better results.

If you’ve recently gone through with “the big chop” we want to hear your story. Go to your Healthy Hair Diary and tell us all about why you decided to chop it all off and what your future hair goals are.

We might just feature your story on our social media platforms!

Share your story!

If you've recently gone through with "the big chop" we want to hear your story. Tell us all about why you decided to chop it all off and what your future hair goals are. We might just feature your story on our social media platforms!

Protective Style Tips

Protective Style Tips.

Check out these quick tips to help you keep your hair healthy while wearing protective styles.

Timing is everything

The recommended length of time for a protective style is 6-8 weeks but some women try to save money by keeping their style in longer than the recommended time. 

Save Money

The best way to save money without damaging your hair is to invest in high-quality hair that can be reused a number of times without losing its integrity.

Invest in your hair.

I highly recommend taking some time to find a great brand. Make sure you purchase hair that you can wash and reuse multiple times instead of leaving a style in for an extended period of time. It may take time but, your hair is worth it!

The Easy Way

Over the past several years I have painstakingly tested many virgin hair suppliers until I found one that consistently delivered the quality of hair I feel comfortable wearing.

So, if you’re ready to invest in good hair, but you don’t want to take the time to research and try different brands, I recommend the  SL Virgin Hair Collection; I’ve already done the hard work for you!

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Why Water?

Stay Hydrated.

If you’re anything like me the last thing you want to talk about after a hair appointment is wet hair.

But, the truth is that water is essential to life and if you want your hair to have more life then you need to make sure your hair stays hydrated.

Quick Tips!

Here are a few great ways to keep your hair from being dry and brittle:

  • Deep conditioning treatments.
  • Moisturizing shampoos.
  • Using less heat on your hair (curling irons and hair dryers).
  • Protecting your hair from the elements.
  • Avoiding products with harsh chemicals (i.e. hair dyes,  relaxers, etc)

It Begins Within.

However, just like everything else dealing with the human body, your health ultimately depends on what you put in your body. So, the best way to hydrate your hair is to drink plenty of water.