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How to Prevent Hair Breakage and Split Ends: Tips from Samuel Chapman Salon

We know how frustrating it can be to deal with hair breakage and those pesky split ends. But fear not! At Samuel Chapman Salon, we've got your back!

Here are our Top 10 tips and tricks to keep your locks looking luscious, healthy & split end free!

1. Be Gentle When You Brush

Let's start with the basics. Brushing your hair too harshly can cause breakage. Always use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with soft bristles. Start detangling from the ends and work your way up towards the roots to avoid tugging and breaking your strands which can lead to split ends.

2. Hydration is Key

Dry hair is more prone to breakage. Make sure you're using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Even if you have fine hair, ensure that you use a strengthening product to keep it as strong and smooth as possible. Deep conditioning treatments once a week can work wonders too for all hair types!

3. Limit Heat Styling

We get it, you love your hairdryer, straightener and curling iron. But too much heat can really damage your hair. Try to limit heat styling to a few times a week. When you do use heat, always apply a heat protectant spray. Your hair will thank you!

4. Regular Trims

It might seem counterproductive, but trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks can actually help it to grow longer and healthier. Getting rid of split ends prevents them from traveling up the hair shaft and causing more damage. So Make sure you book your next appointment to avoid the dreaded split ends!

5. Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Constantly pulling your hair into tight ponytails or buns can lead to breakage. Opt for looser styles and use hair-friendly accessories like scrunchies or hair ties without metal parts. I'd even suggest trying different styles frequently so the stress isn't constantly put on the same area of your hair.

6. Be Mindful of Your Diet

Healthy hair starts from within. Make sure you're eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts, are great for your hair. Don't forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water too!

7. Protect Your Hair While You Sleep

Cotton pillowcases can cause friction and lead to breakage. Switch to a silk or satin pillowcase to keep your hair smooth and easy to manage. You can also wrap your hair in a silk scarf or use a loose braid to minimise tangling while you sleep. Honestly, these are game changers!

8. Use the Right Hair Care Products

Not all hair products are created equal. Avoid shampoos with harsh sulfates and alcohols, which can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, look for nourishing and strengthening products tailored to your hair type. Ask one of our expert Stylists at Samuel Chapman Salon for their recommendation on products that would perfectly suit your hair.

9. Treat Your Hair to a Spa Day

Pamper your hair with regular salon treatments. We LOVE K18 that delivers amazing strengthening results in just 4 minutes. Ask your stylist at Samuel Chapman Salon for recommendations on the best treatments for your hair type.

10. Be Patient and Consistent

Preventing hair breakage and split ends takes time and consistency. Stick to your hair care routine and be patient. With regular care and a little TLC, you'll see improvements and have healthier hair in no time!

Remember, healthy hair is happy hair (and easier to manage)!

If you have any questions or need personalised advice, don't hesitate to reach out to our expert stylists at Samuel Chapman Salon. We're here to help you achieve the gorgeous hair you deserve!

Call us on 01273 323597

Samuel Chapman Salon


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