Hair S.O.S! Hair breakage and how to prevent it

Sep 21, 2023

Hair S.O.S! Hair breakage and how to prevent it

Welcome back to The ARKIVEs by ARKIVE Headcare, where expertise meets excellence in everything hair, hacks and Headcare for you, yours & theirs. 

Hair—it's more than just strands on our heads. It's an integral part of our identity and style, but what happens when our precious locks begin to get brittle and break? It's like sending out an urgent SOS for mane maintenance! At ARKIVE, we understand the struggles you face when hair breakage becomes a nightmare. In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive deep into the world of hair breakage: its impact, causes, prevention strategies, and how our hero product, ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE, can come to your rescue.

The Impact of Hair Breakage

Picture this: You wake up in the morning and notice hair strands scattered all over your pillow. Your heart sinks as you realise that your hair's health is declining. Hair breakage can indeed take a toll on your long-hair goals, your overall hair health, and even your self-esteem. We get it. The constant battle against breakage can leave you feeling frustrated and defeated.

The Culprits: What Causes Hair Breakage

Understanding the causes of hair breakage is the first step in addressing this issue. Some common culprits include excessive heat styling, harsh chemical treatments such as bleaching, exposure to environmental aggressors, and even improper hair care routines. These factors can weaken your hair's structure, making it more susceptible to breakage.

Understanding Hair Structure

To combat hair breakage effectively, let's first grasp the basics of the hair’s structure. Each hair strand is comprised of three layers: the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The cuticle, the outermost layer, acts as a protective shield. Damage to this layer can result in weakened hair that's prone to breakage but how do you recognise it if it’s happening?

Recognising Hair Damage and Breakage: What to Look For

Visually identifying hair damage and breakage is crucial for taking effective action. While early damage may not always be apparent, several signs can help you recognise when your hair needs attention. Often, split ends are the first red flag. These occur when the hair's protective cuticle is compromised, causing it to split into multiple fibres, making your hair look frayed and unhealthy. Sometimes a haircut is all you need to nip this in the bud but if you’re noticing split ends that run up the shaft of your hair then now's the time to start taking action. 

Excessive frizz that doesn't respond to anti-frizz products can also signal damage. When the hair's cuticle is raised, it allows moisture to disrupt the natural pattern of your hair, leading to frizz. Likewise if your hair appears dull, or feels brittle, dry or rough it may indicate damage. Healthy hair is known for its shine, smoothness and elasticity so these characteristics can often result from a damaged cuticle. Often hair that’s healthy is flexible, meaning it can stretch slightly without breaking. To check your hair's elasticity, gently pull a strand. If it snaps immediately or lacks flexibility, it may be damaged.

Remember, not all these signs may be present simultaneously, and some individuals naturally have more frizz or thinner strands. However, if you notice a significant change in your hair's condition or if any of these signs persist, consider assessing your hair care routine and adopting products and practices to address and prevent further damage and breakage.

Preventing Hair Breakage: Tips and Tricks

Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of prevention. Here are some invaluable tips and tricks to keep your locks feeling strong and resilient:

  • Limit Heat and Chemical Treatments: Reduce the use of heat styling tools and minimise bleaching and chemical treatments like perms, relaxers.
  • Follow a Consistent Headcare Routine: Develop good habits with your hair care routine,including regular washing, conditioning, and deeper once-per-week treatments to keep your locks nourished and protected.
  • Protective Hairstyles: Embrace protective hairstyles that minimise stress on your hair, such as braids, buns, or twists.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Diet and Hydration: Nourish your hair from the inside by maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals (such as Biotin, Iron and Zinc). Don't forget to stay hydrated; it's essential for healthy hair growth.
  • Choosing the Right Hair Care Products: Opt for products that are gentle, moisturising, and free from harsh chemicals. These products can help nourish and strengthen your hair…

ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE: Your Solution to Hair Breakage

Now, let's shine the spotlight on ARKIVE's secret weapon against hair breakage. The ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE isn't just another cleanser; in fact, it works altogether differently to a shampoo- it's a game-changer in your hair care routine. This trailblazer is designed to emulsify any product  build-up and clarify the roots, ultimately helping to reduce breakage.

How CoCleanse Works

The ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE combines the power of nature and science to strengthen your hair. Enriched with natural ingredients like shea butter, baobab oil, aloe, and jojoba oil, The ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE provides the nourishment your hair craves. Oil helps to emulsify oil, which means that the conditioning oil-based cleanser is what can most effectively remove build-up and heaviness from your scalp (think of oil-based facial cleansers for effective make-up removal). Alongside this, its natural glycolipid-based cleansing agents effectively give the oil cleansing system a helping hand without stripping away your hair's natural moisture. This gentle yet thorough cleansing process leaves your hair clean, manageable, and less prone to breakage. 

Adam Reed, the founder of ARKIVE, highlights the significance of CoCleanse: "Co cleansing is the ideal wash solution for dry, damaged, or chemically treated hair. The conditioning cleanser helps to accentuate your natural curl pattern while improving texture."

And lastly did you know, its made up of 98% natural ingredients which means it couldn’t be gentler on your hair and scalp.

The bottom line…

Say goodbye to hair breakage. It’s a common concern but with the right knowledge and products like The ALL TOGETHER NOW CO CLEANSE in your corner, you can say goodbye to hair breakage and hello to healthier, more resilient locks. Remember, it's not just about having beautiful hair; it's about having hair that makes you feel confident and ready to conquer the day. Remember, your hair is your crown—wear it proudly.

Stay tuned for more hair care tips and tricks from ARKIVE. Your journey to protected, full, breakage-free hair starts here!

Until next time —

ARKIVE Headcare.