My Hair is Breaking Off!

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Dec 27, 2011

Lakayla N.

For the past year my hair has been growing fast and has been really healthy and shiny...but all of a sudden last month my hair started breaking off and it wont stop.
I do straighten my hair alot but not everyday.

I would love for my hair to stop breaking off and start growing again.....
Any suggestions anyone?
...please help, thanks :-)

Dec 27, 2011

Angela W.

I'm having the same problem. Every time I brush my hair I see all these broken off bits in the sink. I've been coloring a lot and also use heat styling products every few days. The only thing that seems to be helping are regular hair masks (I like Fekkai's color technician). I also make my own masks with coconut oil that seem to really help with breakage. You might want to think about including a Keratin based product in your routine, too. I love CHI Keratin mist- pretty sure my hair would look a lot worse without that!

Dec 27, 2011

Myshel D.

Maybe you can try... SALERM BIOKERA INTENSIVE SPECIFIC HAIR LOSS LOTION 6 VIALS (my mother started using it because she had the same problem & its been helping) What it does: "Intensive specific falling hair lotion, specific falling hair formula with components which promote the normalisation of hair growth. Increases the thickness of deteriorated hair and stimulates cellular metabolism."

Dec 27, 2011

Lakayla N.

@Angela- Wow I didnt even know there were hair masks, interestong imma try that....and the CHI Keratin mist I've seen before but never used it.. Imma test that out as well

@Myshel- Where can I buy the "Salerm Biokera Intensive Specific Hair Loss Lotion 6 Vials" ???...In a beauty store..online???

Dec 27, 2011

Myshel D.

Yeah any beauty store should carry it =)

Dec 27, 2011

Lakayla N.

Alrite Thank youuu! :)

Im definitely going to try it.

Dec 27, 2011

Myshel D.

Welcome =)

Dec 27, 2011

Atiyah Y.

I suggest making your own hair mask to strengthen your hair. Sometimes breakage is a sign that you need to cut your ends. 

Dec 28, 2011

Itesha M.

Be sure that you're getting the right amount of moisture and protein in your hair. Try deep conditioning your hair at least once a week also. I agree with using coconut oil to help prevent breakage. My hair loooooves coconut oil. Be sure that it's organic and unrefined though. You can get it at hole foods, gnc, or vitamin shoppe 

Dec 28, 2011

Lakayla N.

Thanks Everyone!
I really appreciate your advice. :)

I'm from California and after I went on a trip to Florida thats when my breakage started.....I don't know if its because of the climate change or what..?... but I'm definitely gonna try the coconut oil, It sounds like it will do my hair some good.

& I usually get my hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks...but it just started breaking off.
My hair is my everything!...so imma try the ideas you all have given me. 

Dec 28, 2011

Atiyah Y.

I say browse this website hairlista.com. Its kind of like Beautylish but for African American hair. 

Dec 29, 2011

Emma D.

try O&M seven day miracle moisture mask.
I absolutely love it, its definitely helped with my hair breakage (caused by too much bleach)

Dec 29, 2011

Lakayla N.

@Tiyah- Thanks, I just signed up on Hairlista and I've already learned so much.

@Emma- Where could I get the miracle mask at???

Dec 29, 2011

Atiyah Y.

You're welcome. I've learned a lot from them & by watching http://www.youtube.com/user/uloveme... on youtube. She has so much hair tutorials & talks about growth/protection.

The product I love the most is a 2 step protein treatment from Aphogee. You only need to do a treatment once every 6 weeks. Its great for breakage, cotton candy like hair from bleaching and coloring. This has saved my hair many many times. I buy it from sally beauty. Not sure who else carries it. 

Dec 29, 2011

Lakayla N.

@Tiyah- Ooohhh Imma watch all her videos, they look interesting!

@Jennifer- Thanks, I'll look into that.

Lakayla, the hair breakage might be from the seasons changing. Your hair needs moisture, and since the air is so dry in the fall/winter it might not be getting the moisture it needs. Try a moisturizing shampoo/conditioner and a leave in conditioner like 'Its a 10'. Hope this helps! Good luck! :)

Dec 30, 2011

Laurie L.

The hair masks sound great and really do help. You also may want to try taking vitamins such as prenatal vitamins. When I took them, my hair and nails grew like never before. Plus, diet and different medications can cause hair to be more brittle.

Dec 30, 2011

Lakayla N.

@Alyssa- Thanks I have

@Laurie- Really!....Diet can affect your hair!!!?? I didnt know that because I did start dieting at the end of october and my hair started breaking off in November.....Then I went Vegan for a week this month. Hmmmm......

Also, I just started taking garlic pills and Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins

Dec 31, 2011

Nia W.

Hey girl ! why is it breaking off ? do you get your hair trimmed and how often do you deep condition it ? i try to deep condition my hair EVERY wash ( i use dr. miracle deep conditioning packets ) and leave it in as long as i can . The biotin pills are great , but it works differently for people . goodluck !

Dec 31, 2011

Lakayla N.

Hey Nia!
Honestly I'm really not sure why its breaking off. I usually get my hair done once a month at the shop. They trim my hair every 6-8 weeks, deep conditioned it, blow dry, straighten...all that.

But i haven't went to the shop in 2 months...and my hair is drastically changing.

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