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Shedding  vs  Breakage

Shedding is hair that reaches the end cycle of its growing stages. We lose 50-100hairs per day.

Breakage is when hair doesn’t break at the root. This could be due to improper diet, styling technique, or mishandling of the hair.


Some Ways to Avoid Breakage

Neglecting hair

Extensions, weaving  and wigs are protective styles if done right. But please do not forget to show the hair underneath TLC. Be sure to instruct your stylist not to braid too tightly.  When removing braids  have patients and detangle slowly. Wigs-remove wig any chance you get so your hair can breathe


Clean Hair

Shampooing/clarifying the hair and scalp thoroughly when you feel product build up


Deep conditioning

Every time you shampoo deep condition with heat for at least 30min.



Always make time to fully detangle. Separate in sections and start with the most difficult area first. Begin at the ends and work  your way up to the roots


Cover Nightly

Satin pillow cases, satin bonnets and satin scarf. Avoid absorbent fabrics such as cotton or wool.


Scrunches and clips

Do not us e rubber bands. Use band without metal fasteners.



Relaxers are damaging to our hair. The chemical weakens our curls by breaking down the bonds.



Leave the lighter colors to the pros. Henna and cellophane will give you tint and shine


Direct Heat

Heat removes moisture from your hair. Try using heat in low dosages, low setting and and low temperatures. Use a heat protect spray or serum before applying heat



There are lots of ingredients to avoid or to be weary of.  Use quality products. Lean towards natural products. Research ingredients and products that work for your hair. Do not use too many products at once. Using so many will make it difficult to determine what is causing the breakage.



Trim damage ends. If you’re scared trim little by little.


Poor handling, technique and tooling

Our hair is like fine silk. Be gently and don’t rip or pull at the hair. Use quality tools.


Drink water

Drink at least 8 ounces per day.The hair shaft is partly made of one water.


Nutrition and exercise

Multi vitamins, proper diet and blood flow helps to stimulate the circulation in the scalp.








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