prevent hair breakage

five easy steps to longer, stronger hair

Step One. Dryness leads to brittleness and breakage, so your first line of defense is a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that also strengthens your hair. Try Ion Effective Care Shampoo

Step Two. Make combing tangled hair easier by applying a leave-in conditioner to detangle your hair and reduce friction. Miracle 7 Leave-in Mist helps your comb glide through, preventing breakage, yet it won't weigh down fine hair. It also enhances natural body, controls frizz, prevents split ends and leaves hair feeling silky! After applying Miracle 7, detangle hair using a wide-tooth comb with smooth edges, such as the Plugged In Wet Look Shower Comb .

Step Three. Rough handling and excessive tension can stress hair and cause breakage. When wearing a ponytail or up 'do, avoid pulling your hair too tightly. Always use a cushion-base, boar-bristle brush and covered elastics.. Try Brush Strokes Boar Bristle Oval Cushion Brush and DCNL No Crimper Elastics.

Step Four. Have your hair trimmed and shaped regularly—every 4 to 6 weeks is best. Snipping off your oldest hair eliminates split ends and prevents them from running up the hair shaft.

Step Five. Relaxing, perming and coloring hair can also lead to weakness and breakage. Use a deep-conditioning protein treatment once a week to restore your hair's strength and softness. Try ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor.

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