Sadly, hair can be damaged very quickly, but bringing it back to good health can take some time. Before you can do that you need to know the amount of damage on the hair,here’s how.
Is your hair and scalp dry and brittle? Dry hair can lead to breakage as well as rough hair. To fight this moisturize and seal your hair often. This means using both a moisturizer and oil to keep your hair hydrated.
A lot of time frizzy hair is a result of dry hair and hair that has been handled too roughly. Frizz occurs when the outer most layer of the hair, the cuticle, does not lie flat. While rinsing out your conditioner try using a bit of cool water to close the cuticle and allow the layers to lie flat.
Everyone has breakage because it’s normal, but when its noticeable that is a problem. Breakage happens from everyday styling of our hair rubbing against our clothing and other things. Protective styling is a great way to prevent breakage.
Does you hair grow to a specific length and then break off? A lot of time our clothing is to blame. Wearing big scarves or even hats can cause friction and cause breakage. Wearing your hair off of your shoulders and moisturizing often will help you get past that breaking point.
Many times this happens without you being the direct cause. If you find yourself spending lots of time in the sun or outdoors you may notice your color fading. Fading color also brings in dry and frizzy hair. Be sure to use a color safe shampoo or an all natural one.
All of these signs apply to all hair types but the next one is especially for those with naturally curly hair like myself.
Lack of Elasticity
This is when you pull, comb or manipulate your hair in any way and it does not snap back into place as it once was. Meaning you have no shrinkage. If their is no shrinkage you either have a very loose texture or your once curly hair is now straight. Using direct heat can cause heat damage in which your hair loses its natural elasticity.