Stop Hair Breakage and Grow Long Healthy Hair With These Tips

Stop Hair Breakage and Grow Long Healthy Hair With These Tips

By Amina

Maintaining healthy and lustrous hair is a goal for many, especially as Africans, our dark shiny afro means a lot to us even though the unpopular opinion is that black women can not grow long hair.  As an afro queen, the problem of hair breakage should not stand in the way of achieving a ravishing look with your natural hair. 

 Hair breakage is almost normal to us in this part of Africa that even the hair stylists here tell you it is very normal for hair breakage to occur.  this however is a stretched out truth as hair will shed but breakage is not normal. When the hair shaft becomes weakened and prone to snapping or splitting, what follows is breakage and excessive shedding.  This can be attributed to various factors, such as excessive styling, poor hair care practices, environmental factors, and even underlying health issues. In this piece, we will delve into the causes of hair breakage and offer practical strategies to combat and prevent it.

1. Hair breakage can be caused by excessive use of heat styling tools like straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers which can strip the hair of its natural moisture there by causing breakage.

2. Chemical Treatments like bleaching, perming, and coloring can weaken the hair structure and make it more prone to breakage. so ladies you can not dye your hair five times in two months and expect luscious curls, just kiss good hair goodbye.

3. Wearing tight ponytails, braids, or buns regularly can cause stress on the hair shaft, leading to breakage along the hairline or where the hair is pulled tightly.

 4. Dry and brittle hair is more susceptible to breakage. This lack of moisture can be caused by environmental factors or usage of  harsh hair products.


1. Gentle Hair Care Routine: Go for sulfate-free and mild shampoos that won't strip the hair of its natural oils. Use lukewarm water instead of hot water when washing your hair, as hot water can further dehydrate the hair.

2, Regular Conditioning: Invest in a good quality conditioner to maintain the moisture balance in your hair. Deep conditioning treatments once a week can help repair and strengthen damaged hair.

3. Reduce Heat Styling: Limit the use of heat styling tools and always apply a heat protectant spray before styling. Air-drying your hair whenever possible can also reduce the risk of breakage.

4. Protective Hairstyles: If you enjoy wearing tight hairstyles, opt for looser variations that don't put excessive stress on the hair shaft. Using satin or silk hair ties can also minimize friction and breakage.

5.Trim Regularly: while this may seem counter intuitive, you are trying to grow long hair so why cut it? well.  Regular trims every 6-8 weeks can help remove split ends and prevent them from traveling up the hair shaft, causing further breakage.

6. Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein is essential for healthy hair growth. Foods like eggs, fish, nuts, and leafy greens contribute to stronger hair.

7. Hydration: Drinking plenty of water not only benefits your overall health but also helps keep your hair hydrated and less prone to breakage.

8. Silk Pillowcase: Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase reduces friction between your hair and the pillow, minimizing breakage.

9. Regular Scalp Massages: Massaging your scalp increases blood circulation, which can promote healthier hair growth and reduce breakage.

 Hair breakage can be a common and frustrating issue, but with the right approach, it's possible to combat and prevent it. By adopting a gentle hair care routine, avoiding excessive heat and styling, and nourishing your hair from the inside out, you can enjoy stronger, healthier, and more resilient locks. Remember, consistency and patience are key when it comes to achieving and maintaining beautiful hair.

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