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How To Stop Hair Breakage

How Do You Stop Hair Breakage – Ways to Prevent Hair Breakage

Are you suffering from Hair Breakage? In this article you will find the best tips about How To Stop Hair Breakage.

How To Stop Hair Breakage
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An average person losses approximately 50 to 200 strands of hair a day, depending upon one’s sex and age. If you are losing more than that, follow the ways to stop hair breakage outlined here below to have healthy looking lush of hair.

1. Healthy Hair Care Routine: The easiest step about how do you stop hair breakage is to avoid mistakes in your daily hair care routine.  Mistakes in your hair care routine are often the foremost reason for your hair breakage. To learn about Best Hair Care Routine Tips, click here.  Include these tips into your hair care routine to make your hair healthy, shiny and lush.

2. Remove Split or Dead Ends of Hair: Getting the split or dead ends trimmed is not counterproductive to growing hair. Rather it helps in growing your hair stronger and making it thick. Trick is just to get rid of split or dead ends only and not the whole chunks of hair. By trimming split ends you cut down the chances of your hair becoming dry and brittle and needing a full haircut.

The split ends when become out of control travels up your hair shaft, your hair then will either break or need a full haircut. Instead of getting into this mess, we advise you to act proactive and trim the bottom of hair, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of hair every three to four months.  If you are growing hair remember to tell your hair stylist beforehand about it ask him to remove hair not more than a 1/2 inch.

When you are trimming your hair yourself, use the scissors that are sharp and are meant specifically for cutting / trimming hair.

3. Do not Brush your Wet Hair: This is very good tip to prevent hair breakage. Hair is in its weakest state when wet. So avoid brushing your hair when its soaking wet.

Its fine to use wide-toothed comb while your hair is a little wet. But ideal time is to comb with wide-toothed comb when your hair is saturated with conditioner.

4. Use Heat on your Hair less often: Another to good tip to stop hair breakage. High heat or frequent heat application on your hair causes irrevocable damage and break your hair. Leave the use of curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, blow dryers, etc.  for special occasions only and in any case do not use them more than once a week.  Try to use hair dryers not at hot settings. Best is to air-dry your hair. Even washing your hair with hot water makes them overtly dry.

5. Avoid Use of Chemicals:  Cut down using hair products containing harsh chemicals on your hair. Look out for herbal or organic hair products or those containing less of harmful chemicals.

6. Avoid too much of Sun Exposure: Sun exposure dry your hair leading to weakening of hair and its breakage.

7. Moisturize your Hair: An essential regime of Stop Hair Breakage Treatment is to moisturize your hair. Consider using a leave-in-conditioner or deep conditioning of your hair. Click here to read How to Deep Condition your hair. Well-moisturized hair is less prone to dryness and breakage.

8. Avoid too much Washing of your Hair: When you wash your hair, you deprive your hair of its natural oils. Washing your hair every day is not necessary, unless you have super oily hair and your hair looks greasy even the same day after you wash it. Washing your hair every day can make your hair dry and prone to permanent damage and breakage.

9. Relax your hair: Hair pulled tight back into ponytails, braids and buns can break your hair. Do not use rubber bands as they can cause your hair to split and break.

10. Good Nutrition: Hair too needs proper nutrition (including vitamins, minerals, protein, etc.), just like your other parts of body. No need to explain that if you eat healthy balanced diet, your hair will grow stronger. So consume a balanced healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meat, plenty of fluids etc.

11. Home Remedy To Stop Hair Breakage – Hot Oil Treatment: Give hot oil treatment once or twice a week to your hair to provide enough moisture to prevent hair breakage.

(a) Pour 5 tablespoons or so (depending upon length of your hair) of extra virgin olive oil into a bowl. Warm it either in a microwave for few seconds or you can have a larger bowl or pan with hot water and place the bowl of olive oil in it for some time. Make it sure to just warm up the oil and not heat it up so that not to burn your scalp.

(b) Massage the warm olive hair oil onto your scalp and hair. Leave the oil on to your head for up to an hour and then wash your hair with shampoo. It is recommended you apply moisturizing conditioner too after shampooing your hair.

 As an alternative to above, you can use good quality pre-packaged hot oil treatments. These days they are available in the neighbor-hood stores.

12. Some more natural beauty tips about how to Stop Hair Breakage:

(i)  Air dry or pat dry your hair with your towel after washing your hair. Never rub your hair vigorously with towel.

(ii) Mix well a little bit of extra virgin olive oil into your conditioner. Apply this to your hair after shampooing to stop hair breakage.

(iii) Once a week deep condition your hair with mayonnaise. Apply mayonnaise to your hair and let it be on your hair for up to an hour. Mayonnaise contains fats and oils which are good for your hair to prevent hair breakage.

(iv) Massage your scalp with coconut or extra virgin olive oil to stimulate the hair roots and blood circulation in the scalp surface. One of the good ways to stop hair breakage is to break open few vitamin E gel capsules and mix with the oil before applying it to your hair.

 (v) Consume iron and vitamins supplements (including vitamin E) in case of deficiency, in consultation with your doctor.

Apply above tips about how do you stop hair breakage. If your hair breakage problem is acute and does not improve with above tips, we advise you to consult a hair specialist for your hair breakage treatment.

Useful Related Article: How to control hair loss.


  1. I was just wondering if women who color their hair blonde have a problem with the olive oil turning their hair green. I am a dark blonde naturally, I use to get really blonde in the sun…then the grays…so I started coloring my hair light. Now I have such thin hair from the coloring and my hair is breaking and splitting…menopause and getting older aren’t on my side either. The mayonnaise treatment is considered Deep conditioning…That’s good to know. I have tried so many things and have spent soooo much money with unfavorable results. I am eager to try the olive oil but scared of it turning my hair green. I hope you get this….I don’t know how old this site is. Thank you for any information you may have about this. :))

  2. I have been suffering from breakage and dryness for years and I’ve been trying to find the right products to use on my straight hair. I found a brand called Nutress Hair. The Stop-break shampoo and conditioner that they have works great since it helps eliminate frizz and dryness. My hair remains nice and sleek throughout the day. This brand is my absolute favorite! You ladies should try it as well if you are looking for the perfect product.

  3. My hair started breaking during and after pregnancy. Hope to follow your tips to restore my hair back thanks.

  4. For some reason, after i gave birth for the first time, I started to get alot of hair breakage – and it was due to my hair being brittle and just not getting the nutrition it needed. You need to use a weekly hair mask to keep your hair soft – I use the Shielo Intensive Hair Mask once per week now for about 2 months, and I have NO breakage. Its a quick weekly treatment, and it makes my hair look so good. Here is the link: http://www.shielo.com/intensive-hair-mask.html

  5. Raw egg DOES work to strengthen your hair from breakage. I just take 2 raw eggs and mix them with my shampoo. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes before rinsing the mixture off with lukewarm water and a gentle shampoo. It is a bit gross and mess but it does work.

    I used to have breakage all the time, but I changed two things and now I dont get breakage: (1) I started using the Egg method I mentioned above, and (2) I now ALWAYS use the Shielo Leave in Protectant right when I get out of the shower. It makes my hair smell GREAT and it protects my hair from heat. NO MORE BREAKAGE FROM THESE TWO METHODS.

      • @ Olga:

        You can apply it on wet or dry hair depending upon your hair condition and what you want to achieve:

        1. Use without wetting/rinsing the hair. This will help emulsify the oils better and get your hair really clean.

        2. Use on wet hair: If your hair isn’t too oily you can use after rinsing the hair with water.

        • Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate it. Will try it today. My hair is long but they started breaking, very hard to brush. They don’t fall from the root but break close to the root.

  6. I have a question instead of a comment. question, do I put the mayo on my hair wet are dry? I have very hair thin, dry, brittle hair but its worse on the right side. HELP PLEASE!!!! thanks so very much!!!!

  7. Waw I’m really greatful, I got exactly the answer to all of my hair problems just got the link today I will use ur advice I wish it will work on me. And pls I’m from Nigeria please how do u think I can get the shielo stuff product. Thank you very much

  8. Ok Thank you so much chandni,i will try buying it online and see if they can help me find a way to deliver it ur advice are really helpful and work on me in 7 days time Istarted getting result.


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