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.
White Queen Zippered Pillow Case
If you haven’t already made the switch to silk pillowcases, here’s why you should. Slip’s specially commissioned Slipsilk™ is shown to reduce friction by 43% on average*, allowing skin and hair to glide along the pillow, which can reduce pressure on creased skin and protect your locks. Aka softer, healthier hair and fewer fine lines caused by sleep wrinkles. Our whole team swears by them.
Ditch traditional hairbands.
St Tropez Large Scrunchie Set
Your standard hair band may be the culprit for breakage. Instead of using those tight black bands, swap your collection with Slip Silk’s scrunchies. The luxe material will protect your stands rather than damage your mane. Whether you’re using them to tie your hair back for a workout or for your nightly skincare routine, they will secure your ponytail without tugging or pulling. Soft, delicate, and super cute. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes and colors depending on your hair type and vibe.
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.
Contour Lovely Lashes Sleep Mask
If you rely on a sleeping mask for quality shut-eye, this one’s for you. It’s exceptional thanks to its special shape and contour on the inside of the mask. It is designed to protect your delicate lashes by sitting away from the eyelids and allowing for extra space for your lashes while you sleep.
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