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Hair Concerns – Breakage

Hair breakage is a common and frustrating problem that affects many of us, leaving our hair looking frizzy, uneven, and unhealthy. In order to tackle this, we need to start by understanding the causes of hair breakage and how we can prevent it. Let’s explore some of the most common reasons for breakage and some practical tips to stop this issue.

Causes of Hair Breakage

  1. Over-processing: Chemical treatments such as colouring, perming, or relaxing, may weaken the hair structure. These processes change your hair’s natural state, making it more susceptible to breakage.
  2. Heat: Too much heat from styling tools can lead to heat damage, including blow dryers, straighteners, and curling wands. This procedure removes the moisture from your hair, making it brittle and easily breakable.
  3. Poor Haircare Practices: Rough handling, such as aggressive brushing, towel drying, and tight hairstyles can cause damage to the hair shaft resulting in split ends and breakage.
  4. Lack of Moisture: Hair must have enough moisture to remain elastic and resilient. When hair becomes dry, it leads to breakage quickly. External factors such as sun exposure, wind, and other dry climates can speed this process up and make your hair more dry.

Tips to Prevent Hair Breakage

  1. Limit Chemical Treatments: If possible, reduce the frequency of chemical treatments. Try and opt for more natural methods or consult with a professional to limit the damage you are causing when you do have your hair coloured or chemically treated.
  2. Minimise Heat Usage: Avoid using heat styling tools when possible. When they must be used, a heat protectant product, like our Miracle Milk, should always be applied. Also, use the tools at the lowest effective temperature setting.
  3. Hair Handling: Be gentle with your hair, use a gentle detangling brush, like our Paddle Brush, and avoid excessive brushing. When drying, gently pat your hair with a soft towel instead of rubbing.
  4. Protective Hairstyles: Opt for loose hairstyles that minimise tension on your hair. Check out 5 Hairstyles to Reduce Hair Damage here.
  5. Regular Trims: Get your hair trimmed regularly (recommended every 6-8 weeks). Trimming the ends of your hair will keep them healthy and free of split ends, leading to less breakage.
  6. Protect from Environmental Damage: Wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from harsh weather conditions. Use products, like Miracle Milk, which contains UV filters to shield your hair from sun damage.

Moo & Yoo Product Recommendations for Breakage

Consider adding the following products to your hair care routine to help prevent breakage:
  1. Moo & Yoo Miracle Mask: This mask provides intense hydration and repair. Our unique formula repairs and strengthens, sealing the hair cuticle and helps banish frizzy, dry ends. This reduces hair breakage and promotes healthier growth.
  2. Moo & Yoo Paddle Brush: This brush is 100% plastic free and natural, made with sustainable bamboo and natural rubber. The pins are designed to be gentle on the hair and scalp, helping to gently detangle the hair without causing damage.
  3. Moo & Yoo Miracle Milk: This leave-in treatment not only provides your hair with extra hydration and nourishment, but it also contains UVA/UVB and heat protection. This product works to restore moisture, improve elasticity, and reduce breakage whilst protecting your hair from the harsh environmental elements.

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By understanding the causes of hair breakage and incorporating these tips into your routine, you can maintain strong healthy hair that is less prone to breaking. Remember, the key to beautiful hair lies in consistent, gentle and proper care.
The Moo & Yoo Team x

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