Hair breakage is one thing a lot of women have struggled with. The good news is that you do not have to deal with your hair falling off anymore.

Here are the reasons your hair is breaking off, along with what you can do about it.

1. Lack of Moisture

Without optimal hydration, hair is much more prone to breakage, so you want to ensure you’re giving your strands the love they deserve. Wash your hair with the right shampoo and then head in with a conditioner that provides enough ample moisture.  After washing and conditioning your hair, use an oil -could be coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil, and shea butter to seal the moisture in, leaving your hair completely moisturized.

 2. Too Much Heat Styling

It’s no secret that heat styling makes your hair weaker and more prone to breakage over time. It’s even worse if you don’t use any heat protection. Reduce the number of times you use your hairdryer and a hot iron and just try switching things up and only using hot tools once or twice a week. and when you do, make sure to use a heat protector.

3. Sleeping on a Cotton Pillowcase

Your cotton pillowcase causes your hair to break off more than usual because it creates friction between the hair and the fabric while you sleep. Instead, buy a satin or silk pillowcase or bonnet (or just make one yourself), which cuts down on the breakage while you sleep. All of these pillowcases and silk bonnets are specifically designed with hair (and skin) health in mind.

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4. Towel Drying

While it might feel like the normal thing to do after washing your hair, tying your hair up in a towel can actually lead to major tangling and breakage. Instead, use an old, soft T-shirt which is absorbent and also way easier on your hair.

5. Washing too much

This one goes hand-in-hand with the moisture factor. The more you cleanse your hair, the more it’s stripped of the natural oils it needs to stay in the best shape. Shampoo your hair not more than twice a week only three times a week (depending on your hair type, of course).

6. Manipulative Styles

Some hairtsyles are manipulative. Manipulative hairstyles are those that pull at your hair too much or require constant touching or styling. When your hair is manipulated constantly, it gets thin and breaks off. So do styles that are less-manipulative such as ghana weaving and mini-twists.