Environmental aggressors, such as air pollution and UV rays, as well as styling tools and color transformations can damage and dehydrate your hair, making it dull and fragile. The good news is that upgrading your hair care routine doesn’t have to be complicated. There are points throughout the day and night where you can help prevent breakage. Here’s how…
How to prevent hair breakage in the shower
A shower’s the perfect time to take care of your thirsty and damaged strands. Since your hair consists mainly of protein – and in particular keratin – you’ll need to use nourishing products formulated with it. The new NEXXUS Unbreakable Care range is scientifically proven to reduce up to 97% of hair loss from breakage* by strengthening, protecting and creating fullness while you wash and condition. NEXXUS Unbreakable Care Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner are infused with advanced keratin protein, biotin, collagen and spirulina to strengthen fine hair from within.
How to prevent hair breakage when drying
Your hair is in its most fragile and weak state when it’s wet – so, let it dry naturally.Worried this will cause a bad hair day? Resist the impulse to rub it with a towel, as this could lead to frizzy, dry and weak hair. Instead, wrap a microfiber towel around your hair to absorb excess water. To further reduce damage, spray NEXXUS Unbreakable Care Root Lifting Leave In Spray and let it work its magic. Containing peptides and essential nutrients, it’ll nurture hair at the root, giving fullness, thickness and protection when you style it.
How to prevent hair breakage when brushing
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, brushing your hair 100 times a day can actually lead to cuticle damage and breakage. But that doesn’t mean you should stop brushing your hair, just make sure your technique is correct. Start by sectioning your hair and gently detangle the ends with a wide tooth comb, working your way up to the scalp. Going slow and being gentle is key to preventing split ends and breakage. The NEXXUS Unbreakable Care range can also help, as its strengthening properties help protect hair during brushing, creating stronger hair that is easier to style but harder to break.
How to prevent hair breakage when styling
Heat-free styling tools, like hair rollers, flexi rods and headbands can be a game changer. If you still want to use hot tools, make sure your hair is completely dry,use a heat protector spray, select the low heat setting and keep the tool moving.
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How to prevent hair breakage when you’re working out
Twisting and pulling your hair back tightly with an elastic band can cause breakage, so switch to more gentle satin scrunchies. Repetitive styling puts excess tension on the same spot and weakens the hair, so choose your hairstyle based on your workout – braids for lifting weights, a low and loose pony for Pilates and walks, and a top knot for higher intensity work, perhaps – to avoid stressing the same section every time.
How to prevent hair breakage when you’re sleeping
Tossing and turning can cause friction, knotting and breakage as your head rubs against your pillow. If you shower before bed, make sure your hair is dry before you go to sleep. To wake up to healthier hair, trade your cotton pillowcase for a silk one, which retains moisture and can reduce friction. You could also wrap hair in a silk scarf while you sleep, which works in the same way.
*vs non-conditioning shampoo