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Hair Breakage: Reasons, Symptoms And Treatments

Hair Breakage

Are you tired of finding broken hair strands all over your pillow, clothes, and hairbrush? Are you longing for a solution?

But don’t lose heart; there are effective hair breakage solutions that can help you regain your luscious locks. In this blog, our experts explain what causes hair breakage, its symptoms, and treatments, so get ready to embrace healthier, stronger hair.

What is Hair Breakage?

Hair breakage refers to the splitting or snapping of hair shafts, leading to shorter and weakened strands. It can occur anywhere along the hair shaft and is often caused by external and internal factors including excessive styling, chemical treatments, and nutritional deficiencies. Hair breakage is different from hair loss, which involves the shedding of hair from the root. 

What Causes Hair Breakage?

What causes hair breakage

Some of the main reasons for hair breakage are:

  • Overuse of heat styling tools (e.g., hairdryers, curling irons, straighteners)
  • Chemical treatments (e.g., hair colouring, perms, relaxers)
  • Over-washing and/or over-brushing
  • Harsh hair products
  • Tight hairstyles (e.g., ponytails, braids)
  • Nutritional deficiencies (e.g., lack of protein, vitamins, and minerals)
  • Environmental factors (e.g., sun exposure, pollution)

Hair Breakage Symptoms 

For early management and prevention, it is crucial to be able to identify the symptoms of hair breakage. Some common signs include:

  • Split ends
  • Rough, dry, and frizzy hair
  • Thinning hair and visible bald patches
  • Uneven hair length and texture
  • Increased hair shedding and breakage

How to Prevent Hair Breakage?

There are many ways you can prevent your hair from breaking. Some of the essential tips include:

    • Be gentle with your hair when drying and brushing. Use a soft towel and a wide-toothed comb
    • Limit heat styling and chemical treatments

How to prevent hair breakage

  • Use gentle hair products and refrain from over-washing
  • Opt for protective loose hairstyles to minimise tension and friction on the hair shaft
  • Keep up a balanced diet full of minerals, vitamins, and proteins
  • Use methods to guard against environmental harm to your hair, such as wearing a hat in the sun, applying a leave-in conditioner, etc.
  • Get regular trimming to get rid of split ends
  • Pamper your hair with deep-conditioning treatments once a week or as necessary. Consider using the Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, a highly-moisturising conditioner for ultimate nourishment and restoration. Designed for all hair types, it leaves hair shinier, healthier, and stronger with its reparative and protective properties.
  • Avoid wearing hair accessories with rough textures, sharp edges, or tight elastics since they might damage your hair

Hair Breakage Treatments

When it comes to tackling severe cases of hair breakage, seeking professional help can make all the difference. At Bodycraft, we offer a variety of advanced treatments designed to combat your hair woes and encourage growth. Here are some effective treatments for reviving the health of your tresses:

  • No More Hair Fall Elixir 

This is an IV Drip treatment that optimises scalp health and fortifies hair through a blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. B complex and Vitamin D stimulate hair follicles, while Vitamin C and collagen render robust hair growth. Zinc keeps oil glands functional while Biotin hastens follicle growth by boosting keratin production. It’s designed to reduce hair fall and accelerate hair growth.

  • QR678 Hair Growth Treatment

This is a non-surgical, FDA-approved hair regrowth method that uses mesotherapy to inject growth factor formula into the scalp. QR678 Hair Treatment is a vegan formula that promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss.

  • Hair Botox

It is a non-invasive procedure that involves filling in individual hair fibres and injecting Botox into the scalp. Hair Botox improves blood flow and nutrient delivery, resulting in smoother, fuller, and shinier hair.

  • PRP Hair Regrowth Treatment

This treatment uses platelet-rich plasma extracted from your blood and injected into your scalp to stimulate hair growth, reduce breakage, and improve hair density.

  • GFC Hair Loss Treatment

This treatment involves superficial injections of growth factors from your blood into the scalp, resulting in reduced hair loss, increased hair growth, and thicker hair follicles. For information read our blog on GFC Hair Treatment.

The Takeaway

Don’t let hair breakage dampen your confidence. With the right knowledge, care, and professional help, you can overcome this common hair concern. Just remember to be gentle and mindful in your daily practices. Take charge of your hair care journey and enjoy the confidence that comes with a gorgeous, healthy mane.

FAQs

  • Does hair grow back after breakage? 

Yes, in most cases hair breakage is temporary and with proper care and treatments, hair can grow back. Book an appointment with a Bodycraft doctor today for professional advice and treatments.

  • How long does it take to repair hair breakage?

The time it takes to repair hair breakage varies depending on the severity of the damage, but it generally takes several months to a year.

  • What deficiency causes brittle hair?

A deficiency in nutrients like iron, zinc, biotin, and vitamins A, C, and E can contribute to brittle hair.