Hair stylist and Viviscal Ambassador Neil Moodie gives the low-down of every day occurrences that are causing your hair to break
Hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet as it causes the shaft to swell. Pulling it back into a ponytail or bun as it’s drying is a huge cause of breakage. Using hair ties will also result in strange kinks and texture once hair has dried. Just leave it down.
Using the correct brush for me is the most imperative part of brushing. I don't believe you can brush your hair too much if you're using the correct hairbrush. I see many women comb their hair when it's dry - this will tear the hair and cause split ends. The best brushes are flat, soft bristled brushes with the best most definitely being a Mason & Pearson.
Wearing a bag on your shoulder will mean that your hair can often be caught underneath the strap, causing split end breakages and even your hair to snap off.
Hair can get damaged when sleeping because we toss and turn a lot, especially when it’s cotton which causes more friction. Sleeping with a silk pillow or adding a product to protect our hair at night is also something women don't do enough of.
WEARING THE SAME HAIRSTYLE EVERYDAY
Tight hair styles that pull on the root of the hair will cause strain on the hair shaft. Having the hair band in the same place daily will cause a ring of breakage around your hair.
THE PRODUCTS TO HELP STRENGTHEN YOUR HAIR…
Viviscal Maximum Strength Supplements, £49.99, www.boots.com
Scientifically formulated with the all the important nutrients needed for hair. Biotin (well known for its hair strengthening benefits but it also helps to cleanse dry, flaky scalps) and Zinc (improves the health, body and appearance of hair), which help to maintain normal healthy hair growth from within. In additional to this, Viviscal also contains AminoMar CTM , a marine-based complex that promotes hair growth. Since the launch Viviscal has been tried, tested and recommended by doctors, dermatologists, trichologists and hair stylists worldwide.
Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, £11.50, www.weleda.co.uk
Organically-grown oats gain their growth from air, warmth and rainfall, and their slender structure only hints at the strength within. It's silicic acid which creates supple strength in the oat – and is one of the powerful ingredients of our shampoo. Literally wash in oat goodness to dry, brittle hair, smoothing the surface and improving hair's suppleness.
Dr. Organic Argan Oil Hair Treatment, £15.49, www.hollandandbarrett.com
Luxurious yet ultra-light, Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum is instantly absorbed by the hair for a silky, smooth finish with a noticeable shine. Dr Organic has combined the natural properties of Organic Moroccan Argan Oil with a range of organic essential oils and fruit extracts to createan absorbent hair treatment serum. This formula conditions your hair, leaving it smooth and shiny with the scent of Patchouli, Cinnamon and Rosewood blended with African organic extracts.