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When you detangle your hair either by using a comb or your fingers, do you see tiny wisps of hair or coils? This is a sign of natural hair breakage. But should you panic? Well, ladies, it depends on the amount of coils you see.
When you run your hand through your hair, it is normal to see a few (10 or less) c-shaped coils caught between your fingers. But if you see a lot more than 10, then you have a hair breakage problem.
Hair breakage is usually caused by one or more of the following along with what you can do to reduce it:
You’re over-manipulating. Allow your hair to rest with a protective natural hair style like cornrows, box braids or twists. You can wear the style for a couple of weeks, moisturizing every day.
You’re wearing the wrong style. You may be braiding your edges too tightly that the ends thin out. Or your hair is always slicked back in a tight ponytail. Choose a hairstyle that does not stress your hair. Too much stress weakens hair and causes breakage.
You’re using the wrong tools. Hair ties or bands that easily get tangled in your hair also cause breakage. Avoid rubberbands and ties with metal in them. Take a look at the comb you frequently use. Are the teeth spaced wide enough or are they too close that your coils can’t squeeze through them easily? Opt for a wide-toothed comb and denman brush for detangling your hair.
You’re too rough with your hair. Be gentle when detangling and don’t tug and pull like you’re battling with your coils. Hold the section of hair you are working on as you comb or brush. When you’re done, twist it or place it back in a clip so you know you’re done detangling it. Combing and re-combing hair can damage it and make it more prone to breakage.
Are you experiencing natural hair breakage? How do you deal with it?
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