Hair breakage is a common problem that many women experience.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to treat and prevent hair breakage.
If you take the right steps, you can have healthy hair that's free from breakage.
In this article, we'll explore 7 ways you can keep your hair healthy and strong.
Identify the Main Cause of Your Hair Breakage
The first step in treating hair breakage is to identify the main cause and take appropriate action.
Generally speaking, there are 3 major causes for hair breakage:
Poor choice of bleaching products and bleaching techniques
Over-use of shampoos and conditioners, including poor quality products.
Excessive use of heat when styling and washing hair.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent hair breakage.
In this blog, we have put together seven suggestions for you.
These are all techniques our stylists follow these in our studio, and they will help you avoid hair breakage.
Poor Bleaching: The Root Cause of Hair Breakage
Brilliant Blondexx Bleach with Bond Protect
Very often we find that women suffering from hair breakage have been using poor quality bleach.
Or mixing it with developer which is too strong.
Or processing the bleach much too long.
Or over-bleaching the ends...leading to major breakage.
Or worse....all of the above!
If this is you, you definitely need to learn how to bleach and tone correctly.
And this is honestly the most important thing you can do to minimize hair breakage in the future.
1. Use Brilliant Blondexx Bleach
We would suggest you use Brilliant Blondexx bleach.
It contains Bond Protect and will help protect hair while it is being lifted.
Brilliant Blondexx also has exceptionally good lifting power.
Meaning that 20 and 30 Vol developer is enough for almost all situations.
And remember: even when using good quality bleach, your technique matters too...not just the products.
When applying bleach, don't just slap it all over your hair.
Instead, be very very mindful of the amount of lifting and processing time that every section will need.
Apply on the most brassy parts of the hair first. They will take longer to lift.
Very often the ends have been lifted and bleached many time already. So don't apply any bleach there.
2. Use Ammonia-Free Toners
If your hair is prone to breakage, we would suggest that once you have bleached, use ammonia-free toners rather than permanent hair toners.
Such as Blondify.
These toners are gentle on the hair and act in just 10 minutes.
So the time they sit on your hair is limited.
Meaning less damage to the hair.
They also contain the blue, ash and purple based pigments that you need to neutralize yellow hair and get it to blonde.
They also contain Bond Protect.
Meaning that it will leave the hair plumper, fuller and less prone to breakage.
3. Use Quality Shampoos and Conditioners
Brilliant Blonde Purple Mask is sulfate-free and acidic
Using a gentle shampoo and conditioner is the third step you need to take to prevent hair breakage from occurring.
In particular, make sure the shampoos and conditioners and masks you use are acid-based and sulfate-free.
Because the human hair is naturally acidic, and you need to return it to its natural level to keep it in good condition and healthy.
Furthermore, acidic shampoos, treatments and masks will keep the hair cuticles together, and prevent split ends.
And why sulfate-free?
Because sulfates strip away natural oils and moisture from the hair, leading to tend to greater dryness and frizziness.
Ugly Duckling Purple Shampoo & Mask is acid-free and sulfate-free.
On top of that it contains toning ingredients to keep the hair white after bleaching and toning.
4. Avoid heat styling and excessively hot water
Try and avoid the use of heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons as much as possible.
Also, wash your hair in tepid water only.
And minimise hair washing.
Shampoo your hair twice a week only, and not every day.
5. Get Regular Trims
Regular trims are essential for preventing hair breakage.
Split ends can cause your hair to break, so it's important to get rid of them regularly.
Aim to get a trim every six to eight weeks, or as often as your hair stylist recommends.
6. Eat a Healthy Diet, Avoid Alcohol and Get Plenty of Rest
The basics of looking after your body and your mind will help your overall health and will also help your hair.
A healthy diet is essential for keeping your hair healthy and strong.
Avoid processed food as much as you can. Cook fresh and eat fresh.
Foods like salmon, eggs, and nuts are all great sources of protein.
Additionally, be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals that are important for healthy hair.
Avoid alcohol. If you do drink, drink only two days a week, for example, and give your liver plenty of rest in between.
Get enough sleep and drink plenty of water.
Do the above and you will find that your hair's condition does improve.
7. Use Brilliant Hair Mask with Bond Protect
Brilliant Blondexx Mask contains Bond Protect.
Lastly, we totally recommend that you use Brilliant Blondexx Shampoo and Mask.
These products have been designed to reduce drastically hair breakage in blondes.
They contain Bond Protect, and so they will strengthen the hair bonds inside the hair.
They also contains Argan Oil and other advanced conditioning ingredients which will make hair softer and easier to style.
And keep the hair healthy and strong.
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