Causes of Hair Breakage
Are you plagued by those short, broken hairs in the sink every morning? Do you battle uneven hair or fly-aways? This breakage occurs when individual hair strands lack the strength to withstand outside force. In some cases, hair breaks even with minimal handling. The causes of breakage can generally be attributed to five basic areas: medical reasons, damage, chemical services, tension, and/or friction.
Healthy hair starts from within. As a result, when mineral and hormonal imbalances, scalp infection, or certain medications are present, hair breakage is likely to occur. You can often counter this effect with a high-quality vitamin supplement, such as Hairfinity Healthy Hair Complex, which helps fuel the body with vital minerals and nutrients. Hair breakage from perms, relaxers, coloring, straighteners, thermal styling, sun exposure and improper care is also common, as these tend to rend moisture from the hair.
Lastly, tension and friction can, not only, cause hair breakage, but also severe damage to the scalp and hair follicles. The prolonged use of tight ponytails, buns, or braids creates harmful tension on the hair. Lastly, friction from wigs, barrettes, hats, or pillow cases often results in localized hair breakage.