There is no coming back from hair breakage. You can throw all of the products in the world at your hair, but you can’t unbreak your hair. The only thing you can do once that happens is to play the waiting game and revamp your hair care routine so it doesn’t happen again. Here are a few tips to help you prevent breakage on your curly, coily or textured hair.
Be Tender With Your Hair
Our hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. Extreme temperature changes, product changes, neglect (not on purpose, but our lives are busy!), damaging hair styles, the list goes on. If you’ve been unkind to your hair, it’s okay, no judgement here! But now is the time to start giving it some tender love and care. Take a break from styles that might cause stress, avoid touching it too often (especially with dry hands) and be gentle with your body as well.
Don’t AVOID Detangling
It might make sense not to cause further stress to your hair by running that wide-toothed comb through it, but if you avoid detangling your hair altogether, you’re just going to be dealing with bigger knots in the future. This will require you to use more force, causing even more breakage. Detangling regularly will keep those knots away, and those tresses stress-free. If you’re looking for a good detangling tool, try the GLO Detangling Brush which finds a happy medium between a wide-toothed comb and typical detangling brush.
Don’t Detangle Dry...Or Wet
There are two instances when you shouldn’t be detangling your hair; Never try to do it when it’s soaking wet and never do it when it’s completely dry. Detangling, while completely necessary, puts stress on your hair, making it extra vulnerable to snapping or breaking off. The best time to detangle your curls is when your hair is damp.
Avoid Towel Drying
You may be looking at this one a little sideways, but hear us out. A regular towel has rough fibers that practically exfoliate your skin when you’re drying off, so imagine what that’s doing to your poor hair. Consider purchasing a microfiber towel and instead of rubbing it on your textured hair, just gently scrunch it. You want to remove the excess moisture while keeping it damp so you can detangle your hair and apply product.
Sleep With a Bonnet
You’re going to hear this a thousand times, using a satin bonnet at night is one of the best gifts you can give your hair, whether you’re grappling with hair breakage, or any other hair issues. Satin hair bonnets prevent friction when you’re sleeping, which prevents excess frizz, and more importantly, hair breakage. The GLO Bonnet boasts adjustable ties for ultimate comfort, a satin stretch headband to gently protect your edges, and double-layered satin to lock your moisture in, check it out!
Dryness is public enemy number one when it comes to curly, coily and textured hair. For extra kinky hair, that moisture from our roots has a far more precarious journey to make from your healthy scalp to those important ends. Using products like a conditioning spray, moisturizing hair mousse, or moisturizing cream regularly will help keep your hair healthy, soft and hydrated.
Seal Those Ends
After you’ve moisturized your hair, paying close attention to your roots is key. Split ends are one of the main causes of hair breakage, so sealing them with a light oil or whipped butter and then twisting them up into a protective style will help to maintain the health of your hair.
Consistency is important when it comes to your hair care routine, especially if you find your hair is susceptible to damage. The more preventative care you give your hair, the less likely you are to face major issues down the road.