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4 Ways to Minimize Breakage in Your Hair Routine

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Hair loss and thinning can come from a variety of places, like genetics or childbirth, but it can also be a reaction to breakage from physical damage — AKA the way you treat your hair when you’re styling or even drying it after the shower. Uh oh! Super-tight styles are one of the leading contenders when it comes to breakage, but don’t worry. You don’t have to completely give up your ponytails or braids to save your hair. Ishani Botanicals beauty blogger, Jennifer shares five easy ways to minimize breakage in your daily hair routine; you and your hair will be so much happier!

Be extra gentle when your hair is wet.

Start the care right away. Don’t pull your hair up into a towel turban or roughly dry it post-shower. Try a microfiber towel or t-shirt and gently squeeze out excess moisture instead. Your hair is vulnerable when it’s wet, so try not to put any extra stress on it.

Reduce heat styling.

“Heat puts stress on the hair and can cause breakage if it’s a bit brittle,” Jen says. “When you’re stretching the hair [like with a blowdryer] and changing the texture, it can put stress on the hair and follicle.” If you must heat style, Jen recommends using a minimal routine of a dryer or diffuser on low heat and low speed.

Embrace your natural texture.

Think about what your hair wants to do naturally, and try products that are meant to enhance what you already have. “Work with your stylist to get the right products to maximize what you have,” Jen says. “Products can really help, from the right shampoo to styling products.” She loves that the Ishani prep products all help detangle hair, and recommends Organic Hair Therapy Gel and Root to Tip Hair Oil.

Take a break from the super-tight ponytails.

“The less strain you put on the hair the better,” Jen advises. “Avoid tight ponytails, curlers or braids that put stress on the hair.” Try looser updos and hold them with pins, not hair bands. If you must pony up, try a soft scrunchie or ribbon elastic instead of a tight, traditional pony elastic. Your hair will thank you.

Products mentioned in this blog

Organic Hair Therapy Gel:

The Tea Tree Oil in this Gel reconditions, repairs and protects hair while moisturizing strands and soothing the scalp. The presence of Rosemary controls hair loss and healing of the scalp.

Root to Tip Hair Oil

With goodness of Sesame, Hibiscus, Fenugreek, Henna & Bhringraja(False Daisy), this organic Ayurvedic preparation is the perfect nourishment for all hair types.