Breakage is growth's worst enemy. Learn how to stop it!
Whether you have wavy, curly or kinky hair, we all want the same thing: beautiful, healthy looking hair. But one factor that can hinder healthy hair growth is breakage. Here are some hair breakage treatment tips that will give you healthy hair that both looks and feels good.
1. Choose Natural Hair Care Products
Choose hair care products wisely. Many products contain harmful chemicals that can be damaging to your hair. Both sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are common ingredients in many soaps and shampoos, and can be damaging to your scalp and hair.
Many common ingredients in natural hair products can help encourage healthy hair growth and prevent breakage. Nu-Gro Hair Products carry a wide range of all natural hair care kits and products to help grow out your hair in a more healthy and natural way. Their sulfate-free Nu-Gro All Natural Hair-Gro Shampoo is a great hair breakage treatment that will help thicken your hair and leave it soft and manageable.
2. Consider Getting a Trim
Yes I know, you are trying to let your hair grow, and getting a trim sounds counterproductive. However, getting regular trims will help get rid of dry, damaged and split ends which can work their way up the shaft of your hair and causing even more damage.
Make sure to tell your stylist that you are trying to grow your hair out and you do not want more than a 1/2 inch removed. You may want to ask your stylist how often you should trim your hair, as well, given that many external factors will affect how you need a salon trip.
3. Minimize Heat
You should minimize the use of hot irons, blow dryers and even washing your hair with water that is too hot. This can be damaging to your hair. Heat causes dryness and turns hair brittle, which will result in breakage and stunted hair growth.
Whenever possible, always opt for air-drying your locks.
Moisturize is an essential park of any hair breakage treatment, and is also necessary for maintaining healthy hair. Try using a leave-in-conditioner with natural ingredients such as Nu-Gro Leave-in-Conditioner. You don’t want to use conditioners containing harsh ingredient, and Nu-Gro products contain only natural herbs and vitamins that promote healthy hair growth. Well-moisturized hair is less susceptible to breakage and dryness.
5. Let Your Hair Loose
Hair pulled tight back in to braids, ponytails and buns can also cause hair breakage. Try to minimize the use of hair accessories, rubber bands and hair ties that will cause your hair to split and break. Relax and let your hair loose.