What does hair breakage and damage look like? 6 signs to look out for
Hair breakage goes hand-in-hand with damage, but how do you know how to spot it? From dullness and frizz to split ends and extreme dryness, here are the key things to keep an eye out for and treat.
What does hair breakage look like?
Knowing when your hair is damaged is a special skill in itself. The main symptoms are broken hairs in your brush or drain, split ends, fly-aways, extreme dryness, a loss of volume, and tangles or knots after washing. There are many products and practices out there that can help. Keep reading to discover the hair breakage signs to look out for (and more importantly, the solutions).
When the end of an individual strand splits/frays into multiple parts, that’s a split end. It’s worth having them trimmed regularly, and treating them with targeted products like the Dove Breakage Remedy Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-On Treatment, formulated with a nutrient-lock serum that leaves hair looking and feeling fuller and thicker.
It’s no secret that frizzy hair is an issue in many people’s lives. While we encourage you to embrace your natural hair texture, if it looks or feels frizzier than normal it could be a sign of hair damage. It’s most often caused by overprocessing (a result of coloring) or exposure to extreme heat without using adequate protection.
Extreme dryness and lack of shine
Dry hair that lacks a glossy shine is a sure-fire indicator of hair damage. If that sounds familiar, adopting a hydrating routine to restore lost moisture is key. Incorporate regular intensive treatments, use moisture-boosting oils post-wash and choose your shampoo and conditioner wisely to ensure you’re rehydrating dry strands.
If your hair has been looking less full than usual, this can also be a sign of hair breakage. Instead of piling on mousse to try and fix things, try adapting your hair-washing routine instead. Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner are great for hydrating strands – their oxyfusion technology leaves hair looking fuller without weighing it down.
Tangles and knots
Healthy hair should be easy to brush, so if you’re finding yours knottier than usual, it could be a sign of damage. The best approach is to treat it with kindness: invest in a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture post-wash, and detangle from the ends and work up along the hair strand using a wider tooth comb. Dove 7-in-1 Miracle Mist can also help with detangling.