Breakage is a bummer in the hair department. Whether you’re seeing little flyaways perk up at the root of your mane or splitting at the end of your locks, it’s a sign your hair needs some loving. Diet is a major factor (and we’ve shared the top five foods to incorporate into your life for luscious and strong locks), but food aside, there are simple everyday habits that can also lead to healthier hair. Ahem, and less breakage.
Ahead, we’re ~breaking~ down five ways to avoid and prevent unwanted breakage so you can go on with your life with longer and stronger hair.
Swap your pillowcases to Slip Silk.
Ditch traditional hairbands.
Don’t forget your daily collagen and biotin.
Collagen—which gives hair its strength and protects the connective tissues—is so important to add to your daily supplements lineup. Our bodies produce collagen naturally; however, it begins to decline as we age. Make sure you’re getting adequate collagen from your diet or a supplement that you can add to smoothies, oatmeal, and warm drinks.
Use a hydrating hair mask weekly.
Restore your strands from the root to the tips with a nourishing and deeply conditioning hair mask, like this one. Add it to your self-care weekly routine by massaging a thick layer all over your head and letting it soak in for up to 20 minutes. The mask is packed with proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that will help repair damaged and dry hair.