Sun exposure, chlorine, salt water, and other environmental aggressors can greatly dry out and damage your hair. Furthermore, heat-styling and chemical processing can lead to a string of bad hair days.
Weak hair can take on many forms and is often noticeable to others. Weak and delicate hair can be detrimental to your fashion sense and confidence. In some cases, it can even be an indicator of a medical concern.
How To Recognize Fragile & Weak Hair?
Weak hair can be defined as limp, droopy, thin, or falling out. Split ends, extreme dryness or excessive oiliness can all be signs of fragile hair. It is often genetic and inherited, or it can be caused by hormonal factors such as menopause or childbirth, birth control pills or other medications, disease or illness, poor diet, stress, a fungal infection of the scalp, or cancer treatments.
It is normal to lose 100 to 150 hairs each day, but since most people have plenty of hair strands on the head, this loss is not significant. When a hair is lost, a new one grows back in its place. This process continues until middle age when hair re-growth slows down or stops.
Hair that is lost from rupture is not the same as normal loss. Hair that falls out naturally comes from the scalp, typically with the bulb attached. Breakage from weakness is when the hair breaks off from anywhere below the scalp. While some breakage is normal, excessive breakage indicates weakened and fragile hair. Weak hair often shows itself as split ends, which can travel up the hair shaft and break off.
Major Symptoms Of Weak Hair:
Experiencing more than usual hair breakage
Your hair will start appearing to be dull and lifeless
Excessive split ends
Dry and drooling hair
Rough and frizzy hair texture
Hair that tangles a lot
Visible thinning of hair
Hair that is limp and unable to hold a style
Not sure about your hair's health and what to do about it? Consider the following essential tips to take care of brittle and weak hair.
Use Ideal Products To Avoid Further Damage To Weak Hair:
A hair care expert can assist you with detecting and diagnosing weak hair, and make recommendations on appropriate product usage. Using the best products for weak hair is essential to restoring troubled hair. For weak and delicate hair, you should use a shampoo, conditioner, and styling products that will reinforce the hair by infusing protein, amino acids, and other strengthening properties.
Avoid using a shampoo that will dry out hair, and when using a strengthening conditioner, start at the roots and work the conditioner through to the ends. You can enhance the effects of conditioning by wrapping a hot towel or shower cap over your head to allow it to penetrate deeply into the hair follicles and shafts.
However, keep in mind that the products you use on your hair should not be overdone. Excessive product usage over time causes damaged and weak hair. When hair is already damaged, compensating with more products can weigh it down, making weak hair look dull and rough. Completely avoid styling products that contain alcohol as they can be drying to hair, and try to limit shampooing to every other day or even less frequently if your scalp doesn't produce too much oil.
To effectively treat dull and damaged hair, try Oriental Botanics' Red Onion Hair Oil. This hair oil contains 30 botanical ingredients for advanced hair care. The cold-pressed oils and multiple herbal extracts are advantageous in their own way of promoting the health of the hair. They work synergistically to take care of most of the problems related to your crowning glory. This hair oil deeply moisturizes the dull and dry hair and restores its luster and shine. It easily penetrates the hair follicles and delivers vital nutrients to help maintain the normal hair growth process. The protective oil barrier shields the hair shafts from the harsh weather elements and pollution and minimizes hair damage.
Limit Chemical Use On Hair:
Abusing and over-processing hair with chemicals can lead to weak tresses. Using strong chemicals through coloring, bleaching, straightening, or permanents can damage hair fiber and make hair prone to breakage. When used too frequently or in too strong a dose, these chemicals can cause permanent damage, making weak hair dry and frizzy, with split ends and breakage as the result. Counteract chemical warfare by using a shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair and intensive conditioning treatments. Look for products with botanical ingredients that help strengthen and soften weak hair.
For severely weakened hair, use a deep-conditioning protein treatment once a week or so. Apply the treatment all over hair that has been cleansed with a hydrating shampoo and leave it on overnight. When you do opt for hair color, ask your stylist about conditioner-rich and ammonia-free professional formulas.
You can use Oriental Botanics' Red Onion Hair Mask. This hair mask is an advanced hair care product made with 26 organic natural oils and plant extracts that are legendary for their beneficial effect on hair health. Packed with bioactive constituents, it provides superior external nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles and creates a favorable environment for sustaining the normal hair growth process. The high penetrability rate of the natural oils instantly restores the moisture mantle of the hair shafts and eases the delivery of the bioactive constituents that help in repairing the damaged hair.
Weak Hair Are Unable To Deal With Heat:
Excessive heat from blow-dryers, hot curlers, curling irons, and flat irons can cause your hair to become weak and dry. Using a hot blow-dryer regularly on wet hair heats the water remaining under the hair's cuticle and causes it to expand inside the hair, leaving spaces, or blisters, inside fibers, which weakens hair. These parched strands soak up moisture from the air, causing frizz.
Rather than fighting your natural texture, work with what you have got. For straight hair, enhance its health and shine by using cleansing and conditioning products specifically designed to create shine. For curly hair, use products created for textured hair to reduce the frizz.
To nurture strands back to optimum health, use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, then reinforce with a strengthening product prior to styling. Keep styling tools set on low temps, apply heat protection products before styling with dryers or irons to protect from thermal damage. You can follow with finishing products that are infused with protective oils.
Oriental Botanics' Red Onion Hair Shampoo is made with essential botanical ingredients useful in treating damaged hair. This shampoo contains 27 highest quality botanicals ingredients to combine shampooing with advanced hair care. The cleansing agents in the clarifying shampoo though gentle on the scalp and hair can effectively remove dirt, grease and product residues, thereby leaving your scalp and hair perfectly clean. Natural oils infused in the shampoo restore the moisture barrier of the scalp and hydrate the hair so that your hair does not feel dry after shampooing. The hair boosters help to strengthen the hair roots and reduces excessive hair fall.
Switch Up Your Hair Styling Routine:
Carefully consider how you wear your hair every day. Leaving your hair open day after day can result in tangles and split ends. But ponytails, tight braids, and dreadlocks can also stress and cause weakening of the hair. So, it is recommended to switch styles every day to avoid strain on weak hair. When wearing hair down, use a strengthening shampoo and conditioner to protect weak hair. When wearing it up, use fortifying gel or mousse and hair-protecting products.
The friction of over brushing and wearing tight-fitting hats can also cause hair to weaken. Avoid getting too zealous when brushing, and never brush wet hair. A good detangling spray will help shield weak hair while brushing. Spritz it on before combing through wet hair to ease strand stress.
Prevent The Frizz Factor:
When frizziness is apparent, keeping hair trimmed can help prevent further damage and stop the splits from traveling up the hair shaft.
Using a shampoo and conditioner enriched with botanical ingredients can help restore protein to weak, damaged hair and restore its health. But remember, this won't happen overnight; you will need to use it regularly to notice a difference. After shampooing, there are a variety of conditioners and serums available to help tame frizz. When styling, choose finishing products that enhance smoothness and shine.
Try Oriental Botanics' Pomegranate Vinegar Hair Conditioner. This hair conditioner deeply conditions the dry hair and instantly softens it, smoothens the frizzes, tames flyaway hairs and makes hair more manageable. It coats each hair strand and forms a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.
From vitamins to masks and massages to gentle products, there are plenty of things that can come to your rescue in your battle against weak hair. So, are you geared up to strengthen your hair to achieve the hair quality you have always wanted? Our products will ensure you to help in treating dry and weak hair.
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