1. You are washing too much with the wrong cleanser. This can be a problem especially if your shampoo is too harsh. Find a gentle, moisturizing shampoo that is suited to your hair type.
2. You are using too much heat. If you’re blow drying, flat ironing or crimping your hair more than several times a week, you may be asking for trouble. Heat removes moisture from the strands of your hair while weakening them at the same time. Try stretching your hair by using braids, twists, bands or Curlformers.
3. You are handling your hair too much. Over manipulating your hair can also weaken it. Every time you handle your hair whether by playing in it or styling it, you are causing mechanical strain on your strands. If your breakage is particularly bad, you should think about not changing your style everyday but sticking to a protective style for a few weeks.
4. You are not giving enough love to your ends. Your ends are the he oldest part of your hair and most prone to damage and breakage, so make sure that they are always moisturized.
5. You’re not wrapping your hair at night. Sleeping on a cotton pillow will take all the moisture out of your hair. Try wrapping your hair in a satin scarf or using a satin pillowcase.
Some breakage is normal and natural. Your hair has a cycle and follicles will fall out on their own at the end of the cycle. Also, when you use protective styles and keep them installed for a couple of weeks or more, you will notice more breakage when taking them down. This is also normal as long as it is not excessive. These are the five main reasons your hair is breaking, take good care and you won’t have this problem often.