Cut Out Knots and Split Ends
Split ends and knots can compromise the strength of the strands in which they occur. Cut just about the knot or split with sharp scissors.
Stop Coloring Your Hair
Though it is possible to have colored hair that is also moisturized and strong, it’s a definite challenge and, for some naturals, it just won’t be possible. If you do want color, have it done by a professional, and do frequent deep conditioning treatments. Consider henna as a natural coloring options that won’t compromise the strength of your hair. Read about the benefits of henna vs commercial dye here.
Wrap Your Hair at Night
The combination of cotton pillowcases and dry night air can suck moisture from your strands. Keep your hair wrapped with a satin scarf at night or sleep on a satin pillowcase. If your hair can deal with nightly manipulation, consider twisting or braiding it up at night.
Baby Your Ends
The ends are the oldest part of your hair, and most likely to snap. Additionally, the are the furthest from your scalp, so when your scalp emits oil (or sebum) it’s the least likely to get it. Make sure your ends are moisturized at all times. They need the extra care and tenderness.
What are your anti-breakage tips and tricks?