With summer now behind us, your hair may be feeling the dry and brittle effects due to leftover chlorine damage and sun exposure. While it’s not uncommon for us to provide you with seasonal tips for maintaining healthy hair, today unDONE Salon would like to cover some common reasons that cause unwanted breakage and how to prevent it.
The #1 cause of breakage is due to the way you brush your hair. That’s why it’s important to be gentle when you style your mane. Don’t rip through it with a fine tooth comb. Instead start from the ends, moving upwards as your hair detangles.
Additionally, it’s just as important not to brush your hair when it’s soaking wet. If you’ve just stepped out of the shower, try towel drying your hair as much as possible before smoothing it out. A reconstructive spray or leave-in condition can also help detangle your hair while preventing unwanted breakage and split ends.
We know, we know… Ponytails are one of the easiest ways to manage your hair. While this basic hairstyle may seem like a simple solution, it’s also notorious for causing unwanted breakage. The reason? The constant tension caused by tight ponytails can result in scalp irritation and unwanted hair loss. Not to mention the damage that occurs when you remove the ponytail causing breakage in the process. If you can’t go without the ponytail, make sure to keep it loose and not to yank or pull when taking it out. In the end, you’ll be surprised at how this affects the integrity of your hair.
Again, we know that pulling your hair back is a quick easy way to manage your tresses. However, if you’re constantly pushing your hair back using headbands you may be causing stress to your hairline. It’s important to keep in mind that the hair that frames your face is a lot more fragile than the length of it. As a result, it doesn’t take much to damage and break those hairs. If you must use a headband, make sure not to use it every day and to be as gentle as possible to ensure the health of your hair.
Heat from a blow dryer or other styling tools can damage your hair and increase frizz and split ends. While styling your hair in its natural state isn’t always possible, the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE recommend using styling tools on their lowest heat setting to prevent damage and unwanted breakage.
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair is important. Often times, people tend to choose the wrong products depending on their hair type. If you have dull, dry hair, use a product that specifically caters to strengthening and moisturizing your hair. Talk to your Boise hair salon stylist to see what products would work best for your hair type.
At unDONE Salon, we are here to help keep your hair strong, healthy and beautiful. Our Boise hair salon stylists are experienced and eager to work with you and help you avoid breakage while obtaining the cut or haircolor you want to achieve. Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online today!