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Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian
Have you noticed that as you get older, your hair is more prone to breakage? As you age, your hair loses some of its elasticity. This loss in elasticity makes your hair more prone to breakage. Sometimes, the hair products you use can also cause your hair to be more dry and brittle. Hair bleaches, chemicals, straighteners, and colors can all have an impact the health and strength of your hair. I have received product for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Tips for Drying Your Hair Without Breakage
It can be a challenge to reduce breakage when you still want to style your hair. If I simply wash my hair and allow to air dry, it looks horrible. My hair tends to be flat and then so my hair would have no body or style without the help of styling products and a blow dryer. I still want to be able to reduce breakage without sacrificing my style. Here are a few tips that you can try to improve the health of your hair.
Protein Rich Hair Products
When choosing your hair products, look for shampoo, conditioner, and styling products that are rich in protein. Protein will help strengthen your hair and reduce breakage. You can also take a supplement that contains silica and biotin to help improve the strength of your hair. You may want to try this DIY Aloe Hair Conditioner.
Limit Exposure to Heat
Limiting exposure to heat is one of the best things that you can do for your hair. Of course, this can be a challenge for those that want to curl, straighten or blow dry their hair. If you must use heat to style your hair, turn the heat setting down and use a diffuser to reduce the damage heat can do.
Never use a fine tooth comb or a brush on your wet hair. Instead, use a wide-tooth detangling comb or your fingers to remove tangles from your wet hair. Your hair is more likely to break when it’s wet and your fingers are the least likely to damage your hair. If you see a knot that’s particularly bad, work in coconut oil carefully to help remove the snarl.
Use an Aquis Hair Towel
You can cut down on the time you need to dry your hair by wrapping it in an Aquis Hair Towel. These hair towels are designed to dry hair quickly without friction for less frizz, split ends, and blow drying. Aquis Hair Towel is made of Aquitex, a modern innovative fabric woven from ultra-fine fibers to create a lightweight material with superior water wicking capabilities that is gentle on your hair. You can find them at Sephora, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.
Do you have any tips for reducing breakage?
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.