Hairdressing procedures that can cause breakage - they are capable of causing hairs haft damage /destruction include: Bleaching, Highlighting, Tinting, Permanent waving, Hair relaxing, Hair extensions, Rapid blow drying. Extreme heat and hard pulling will damage the hair and cause breakage.
6 reasons for Hair Loss and Breakage
1. Physical stress - surgery, major illness, rapid weight change
2. Emotional stress - mental illness, death of a loved one, job layoff
3. Medications - high dose of Vitamin A, blood pressure medications, gout medications
4. Hormonal changes - pregnancy, birth control pills, menopause
6. Anemia, low blood count, and thyroid abnormalities
Hair can break when points in the hair thicken or weaken. Sometimes this happens near the scalp so a person's hair never grows very long. When hairs break at the ends, they're called "split ends," and the splits can travel up the hair shaft.
Brushing or combing hair too frequently or in the wrong way (such as using a fine-toothed comb on very thick, curly hair or teasing hair) can lead to breakage. Hair extensions and braids can also cause breakage. Leaving them in too long or pulling them out without professional help can cause hair and scalp damage or even hair loss.
Just like the skin on our bodies, your hair is made up of layers. The outer layer of the hair is called the cuticle and it is made up of cells that are dead and that lay on top of each other. This will protect the cortex, which is the middle layer of the hair. The cortex is made up of coiled long proteins, which is the make-up of most of the hair. Breakage and split ends occur when the cuticle protection is won away. When it wears away at the tip it is called a split end as the hair splits or unravels. Hair breakage and split ends happen less when hair is not dried out and it moist and healthy. By taking care of your hair, you can drastically reduce the chances of hair breakage and split ends.
We recommend taking Hair Stimulator Vitamins for Hair breakage