Chemical Hair Breaking
Chemical hair breakage is caused when permanents, relaxers, dyes, or thermal straightening systems are used to alter the natural look and/or shape of the hair. These chemicals tend to work by changing the hair bonds, thereby weakening the hair strands. Using chemical services too frequently, or beyond manufacture timing recommendations are the two main reasons for chemical hair breakage. Two easy solutions to this type of breakage involve: regularly using protein conditioners, such as Essentious Rejuvenate Protein conditioner, add strength to the hair strands by providing a protective coating around the outer layer, to better resist breakage; also, consistently decreasing the frequency of chemical services. Begin by limiting the use of dye, relaxers, and perms to once every 8 to 10 weeks, or longer is possible. Doing so gives your hair time to recover from the effects of your last treatment. While you don’t have to give up your favorite hair color or go natural to have healthy hair, you must take certain precautions to ensure that your hair is not unnecessarily damaged by such processes.