Everyone wants to have perfect hair that just falls back into style as soon as you get out of bed. Of course, that’s what happens in the movies, not real life. In reality, estimates suggest that 91% of people do something to damage their hair every day, making it difficult to get perfect hair.
Understanding Brittle Hair
Brittle hair means that your hair will break easily. This is usually because your hair is dry and damaged. When your hair lacks moisture it loses strength. In effect, it is weaker and easy to break. This results in split ends, dullness, and even frizzing. It doesn’t mean the hair will fall out, simply that it looks bad and will be difficult to style successfully.
Brittle hair can be a result of insufficient moisture in the hair. In some cases, this is because your hair has high porosity and is unable to retain water. In other cases, you may be removing the water from your hair via heat styling tools and harsh chemicals in your haircare product range.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve your brittle hair.
Drink More water
Hair is predominantly protein and water. A lack of moisture dries your hair leaving it brittle. Simply consuming more water will help to hydrate your hair and remove the brittleness. You should aim to drink eight glasses of water a day.
It’s worth noting that drinking enough water has a variety of other health benefits, such as improved metabolism and a decrease in dehydration lines on your skin.
Choose Products Carefully
If you have brittle hair it can help to understand your hair porosity. This will help you to choose the right product from the Muk range. There are plenty of shampoos and conditioners that can help your hair retain moisture and improve its strength. You just need to choose the one that matches your hair type.
Knowing your hair type can also help you adjust the frequency of your hair washing. Some people need to wash it every day, others don’t and your hair may look and feel healthier if you use shampoo every other day.
Minimize Heat Treatments
Heat is the enemy of moisture, your styling tools literally draw the heat out of your hair. In order to reduce moisture loss, you should try avoiding your styling tools once or twice a week.
When you do use them make sure you use a heat protection spray as this will help to prevent moisture loss. In addition, if you’re heading into the sunshine it’s a good idea to use a spray-on sun protection, it will prevent the sun from drying out your hair.
Massage Your Scalp
Massaging your scalp will encourage nutrients and water to your head and into your hair. This is important for hydration and can easily be done when applying hair products.
You should remember that hair products are best massaged into the roots of your hair and not the ends, especially if you have brittle hair.