Keep Your Hair Moisturized
Always follow a protein treatment with a moisture treatment to soften hair that has been strengthened and often hardened by protein. Your hair needs moisture, particularly when it is exposed to chemical treatments and heat appliances. Use a moisturizing hair dress between shampoos.
Deep condition your hair, at least once per week to keep hair soft and flexible. Hair is approximately 10-15 % moisture and when moisture is lost hair becomes dry and brittle and will surely break off.
Keep Your Hair Detangled
Friction is the number #1 cause of breakage in women regardless of culture, hair type, or texture. Hair is a fiber and when fibers rub against each other, they create friction and often tangle. Tangled hair often becomes torn and ripped out.
Leave-in conditioners are excellent for their detangling benefits. Better quality leave-in products provide a much-needed layer of protection to the hair that can last long after the conditioning service.
Keep Your Ends Healthy
Pay attention to the ends of your hair. If you notice split ends, cut them off immediately because splits can go all the way up your hair shaft.
Think of it as a run in your stockings, it cannot be repaired and will continue to expand with daily wear and tear.
The only way to rid yourself of the split is to remove it before it goes up the hair shaft.
More Tips To Avoid Hair Breakage:
• Comb your hair once daily, with a large-tooth comb. No broken teeth – they can rip and tear hair strands.
• Use a baby brush for smoothing your edges because edges are naturally very fragile.
• If hair is natural use a boar bristle brush, never nylon because it can cut hair strands.
• If your hair is relaxed, use a paddle brush, plastic, and rubber with balled tips to protect your strands.
• Avoid using excessive and repeated heat. Use curling/flat irons and blow dryers only when hair is clean, and only when absolutely necessary, such as for special occasions.
• Sleep in a satin cap or on a satin pillowcase.
• Eat a balanced diet and take vitamins to keep hair healthy and strong from the inside: vitamin C, vitamin E, and silica vitamin B, zinc, copper, protein, and Biotin, to name a few.