Hair breakage can be the killer of a hair growth journey. Not everyone’s hair can handle constant touching and styling. The key to stopping hair breakage is to determine the source. If you realize that your hair tends to break more during styling, you need to then look at your routine. Are you using products with slip to detangle? Are you using a seamless comb? Are you finger-detangling? These questions will point you in the direction of your major hair issue.
Don’t Be Rough With Your Hair
I will be the first to admit that I am a little rough with my hair. That whole handle your hair like fine lace thing doesn’t work for me. Hence, the fact that hair breakage was an issue for me. I noticed that I started out fine but once fatigue set in from my wash day process, I started to focus on working quickly instead of being gentle.
Minimize Hair Breakage
During a lazy wash day, I had my hair in four large messy cornrows and that’s how I washed it. I didn’t take the braids out because I was trying to hurry up and put some water on my hair. After I finished, I realized I didn’t see not one piece of hair in the shower. (Yep, that’s what I said. LOL!) I realized that the best method for shampooing and co-washing my hair while it was texlaxed was the same as when my hair was natural. I need to wash my hair in braids.
You may wonder how it worked with detangling. Since my hair was in braids and was detangled before braiding, I didn’t have much shed hair or tangling. It was perfect!
If you have a similar issue, I would recommend braiding your hair in sections and leaving it that way until it’s time to detangle.
When detangling, use a product with slip that melts tangles. For me the best conditioner to detangle with is oddly the cheapest: I use VO5 Moisture Milks. I tend to use a half bottle of conditioner per shampoo but at less than $1.00, I don’t have an issue with the amount of product.
How do you wash your hair, all out or in braids?