Most of the breakage that happens to your hair happens on wash days when you’re detangling, washing and styling your hair. In order to prevent all that loss which gets in the way of length retention and healthy strands, here are simple ways to reduce breakage when washing your natural hair.
1. Finger detangle when the hair is wet
Before deciding to wash your hair, you need to detangle it and you NEVER detangle when your hair is dry. Stand under your shower head and allow the hair to be soaked in water. After, use your fingers to slowly and carefully detangle your hair.
2. Wash your hair in sections
Don’t just apply product to your hair and wash. Put your hair in sections after detangling and wash your hair one section before the other. Washing your hair when it’s all out in an Afro form will cause more tangles and if you’re not careful with them, they will end up causing the breakage you don’t want.
3. Trim split ends
Split ends naturally start developing a few months after every trim. When you don’t trim split ends, they catch and snag more easily on each other, increasing tangles which in turn increases breakage. If your ends are a problem, you will have to trim them.
Clarifying your hair is a way to wipe the slate clean, and start over with a clean canvas. Take it as a refresh button for your hair. Clarifying your hair removes all the oils, butters and gunk that have been in your hair for a long period. They help prevent bacteria and allow your strands to thrive on your natural oils.
5. Use a microfiber towel
The normal towels we use for our bodies will snag our hairs and will cause tears and breakages. This is why it is advisable to use microfiber towels which are gentler on your strands.
6. Take a break from the heat
Too much heat can make your breakage worse. Relax with the blow dryer, flat iron and other heat tools until your hair is strong enough to handle. Once you think your hair is ready for heat again, use a heat protectant.
7. Try to wash your hair once a week
Water is what moisturizes your hair and so wash day is very very necessary for your hair. After a number of days, the water used to wash your hair will evaporate leaving your hair dry. Dry hair breaks easily and you don’t want that.
Try these points and let us know how it goes.
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