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FEATURES Aug 13 2012 3:26AM
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How do you know if hair breakage is normal or excessive?

ELLE SAYS:

Basically, hair breakage becomes excessive when you notice that it is hindering your length retention or you are constantly noticing little hairs in your hands, in the sink, on the floor, or in the shower. Yes, all hair breaks, and it is virtually impossible to eliminate breakage totally because almost everything you do weathers your hair in some way. If you see a few broken hairs while you are combing or manipulating your hair, I would not worry. However, if you gently tug your hair and it breaks, you need a deep conditioner, STAT! Also, if your ends look very uneven, this is most likely not a result your hair growing at different rates. V-shaped and U-shaped hair can be common, zigzag shaped hair is not.
To prevent breakage, make sure you are maintaining a proper protein-moisture balance and minimizing harsh manipulation and heat. As you hair grows longer, sealing your ends may become imperative to your hair routine. It not only helps you retain moisture, but also lubricates your hair to make it more pliable and less likely to break.
 

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