Q: Dear Hair Trauma, My Hair Is Breaking Off And I Don’t Understand Why. After Washing Or Styling, There’s Always Clumps Of Hair Left On My Bathroom Sink. As A Result, It’s Thinning And Not Growing. How Can I Prevent This?
A: It’s a natural process for hair to shed. But breakage is a result of something we’re doing wrong in your hair routine. Let’s get to the root of the problem.
Is your hair dry and brittle with no elasticity? This can cause breakage. Your hair needs a deep conditioner at least once a week if you want to retain moisture. Also consider co-washing (washing your hair with conditioner). If you have to wash your hair more than once a week this is great way to guarantee moisture, as washing too much with shampoo can strip the hair.
Does your strands have a mushy-feel and stretch so much that it breaks? If so you may need a protein treatment. Try Aphogee products which are especially made for strengthening the hair.
Depending on whether you are natural or relaxed, your needs may be slightly different, but no matter the texture, length, or thickness, everyone’s hair must have protein and moisture balance to be healthy.
Read products carefully. If you need more moisture, the products should say ‘moisturizing.’ If you need more protein, make sure the products say ‘strengthening.’ Using the wrong products can often make your hair trauma worse.
Lastly be mindful of your styling methods and products. Things like elastics, braids, heat, and products with alcohol as an ingredient can break off your hair.
Sometimes we slack in our hair routine, but remember the more we stay on it, the more likely we’ll have hair that keeps heads turning.