Do you have hair that is prone to breakage, split ends, and heat damage? You’re not the only one who feels this way. Continue reading to learn more about what causes hair breakage and split ends. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, such as how to get clear of split ends and permanently repair damaged hair.
We should all conclude the following: we want fine hair. Deteriorated hair is the only thing that still gets in the way. It may take several forms, from split ends (where a strand of hair literally splits at the tip, forming a fork or several forks) to hair that is breaking off.
What are the actual causes of damaged hair?
But, when it comes to breakage, what exactly is going on? A variety of proteins make up the fibers of hair on your head. Disulfide cysteine groups are present in these substances. The cystine bonds are physically breached when we undergo some form of breakage, allowing the hair to weaken. A variety of factors contribute to this. Too much heat is the most apparent cause of hair breakage. Using your styling products at elevated temperatures on a regular basis will cause serious heat hair damage. Many people believe that using a heat protectant would suffice, but the fact is that even after such formulations have been applied, exposing your hair to too much heat would actually burn off the protectant, causing your hair to become damaged.
What are the causes of split ends?
Split ends can be caused by dehydration. You will end up with fragile hair if you constantly dry out your head (through sun, harsh shampoos with SLS, or styling products with drying components like non-fatty liquors). The drier your hair gets, the more likely it is to split.
Read on to find out the five most common types of split ends, what causes them and how to fix it?