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Eight Signs of Unhealthy Hair and How To Improve The Health of Your Hair

December 8, 2021

6 Min read

Whether your hair is damaged through heat styling, bleaching, or intense brushing, we have ways to spot damage in your hair and solutions to help restore your hair’s health.

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1. Excessive hair shedding

It’s typical to lose 50 to 100 hairs every day. Excessive hair shedding occurs when the body sheds considerably more hair each day. 

Telogen effluvium is the medical name for this condition. If your hair is shedding a lot or rapidly, you may be dealing with damage or a deeper issue. There is a difference between your hair shedding and your hair falling out. 

Sometimes losing hair is temporary and affected by things such as pregnancy, stress, or weight loss. If your hair is shedding a lot, talk to your doctor to see if there are inner health issues that maybe you are missing. Surgery, high fevers, and blood loss can all produce an excessive amount of hair shedding.

If you feel that your hair is falling out, pay close attention to what is going on in your health and seek medical attention. 

Read more here to learn the difference between hair loss, hair breakage, and hair shedding.

2. Plenty of split ends

If your hair is splitting a lot at the ends, it may be time to assess what is going on with your hair’s health. Even though getting a trim is one of the best ways to get rid of split ends, there are other ways to manage this issue in your hair. 

A procedure known as velaterapia, sometimes known as candle cutting, is the newest fad for getting rid of broken ends. As interesting as it may look, this technique should only be done by a professional hairstylist as any mishaps could lead to burn-related risks. Deep conditioning can also help your hair get back to feeling healthy and experiencing less breakage. Plus, the Prose pre-shampoo hair mask, shampoo, and conditioner have been proven to lead to 71% less breakage.

3. Dull hair with no shine

It’s typical to see that you are missing some shine or brightness in your hair. If your hair is feeling dull, there could be a few factors.

Moisture, gloss, and body are all lacking in dull hair. Many things can contribute to it, such as utilizing the incorrect products, not obtaining enough nutrients in your diet, or overusing harsh chemicals or styling methods.

Not to worry. There are several things you can do to brighten up your hair if it’s looking a little drab. It’s possible to transform your lifeless locks into hair that’s healthier, glossier, and simpler to style by incorporating some new techniques and home remedies, as well as utilizing the correct products. It can help to use oil to revive your hair or to detox your hair with clarifying shampoo.

4. Hair gets tangled easily

When hair is weakened or damaged, it is more likely to tangle. Unfortunately, if you’re constantly detangling your hair, it’s possible to cause more harm than good. 

When detangling wet hair, be extra gentle as this is when your hair is most vulnerable. Before you begin,, use products such as our Custom Leave-In Conditioner. This moisturizing leave-in spray smooths and detangles flyaways, leaving strands silky, glossy, and manageable.

5. Extremely dry or brittle, rough to the touch

Between heat styling and color sessions, hair can feel much drier than you’d like it to be. 

Because dry hair can not absorb or retain enough moisture to maintain its texture and brightness, it may seem dull and brittle. To help restore hair health, try using a gentle and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Our custom shampoo and custom conditioner are a great place to start with custom products. 

Our shampoo is cleansing but not to the point of stripping natural oils. The shampoo even adds light hydration depending on your hair needs. Our conditioner is moisturizing and nourishing without being heavy on the hair.

6. No natural volume or body

It doesn’t matter if your hair is thick or fine, you may still struggle with hair that is weighed down or no longer naturally voluminous. It can be helpful to try a clarifying shampoo or our Custom Pre-Shampoo Scalp Mask to help detox your hair and scalp. Whether you need soothing repair or a mild cleanse, this intense pre-wash treatment helps restore balance to your scalp. A healthy scalp is the first step towards healthier hair.

7. Lack of elasticity

Elasticity may have a variety of effects on your hair, such as how easy it is to style and manage, how healthy it seems, and how glossy it is. If your hair is no longer feeling like it has natural elasticity (or stretch) your hair may be experiencing damage, breakage, dryness, or dullness. 

Here are ways to help support your hair’s natural elasticity:

  • Always use a conditioner after shampooing.
  • When styling, use a leave-in conditioner.
  • Keep the use of heat styling tools to a minimum.
  • Use a deep conditioning mask once a week to keep hair moisturized and protected from damage.
  • In between washes, spritz your hair with a leave-in conditioner spray.

8. Breaking and snapping

If your hair is breaking and snapping easily, it is time to re-evaluate some processes or styling choices. To look out for your hair, try to use deep conditioners regularly, lower the settings on your hot tools, use a heat protectant and a detangler on your hair, like a leave-in conditioner. 

If you are brushing your hair, be mindful of your technique when your hair is wet, as this is the weakest state for hair, and is when damage can occur. Try to brush your hair from the ends to the root, rather than the other way around. This can also help limit breakage and prevent additional tangles or knots.

Pro tip: the boar bristle brush is known for being the best in class brush to prevent hair damage. Take a look at our brushes and see how we are invested in formulas and quality tools for your hair.

Try Prose to help solve your hair’s problems

If you find yourself encountering any of these hair problems, we have products that can help boost your hair’s health and recovery. Our ingredients are well-researched and hand-picked to aid and support your hair. Take a closer look at our ingredients and learn about how we stand apart from other hair care options. 

We never use parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oils, GMOs, or animal testing in any of our products. Your formula can be made vegan, gluten-free, silicone-free, dye-free, or fragrance-free, depending on your needs and preferences.

All it takes is completing our free and easy online consultation, and we will present you with products that are customized just for you. 

We’ll ask you a series of questions to learn about your specific requirements, objectives, lifestyle, and daily routine. Then we’ll propose a haircare and supplement program that’s completely tailored to your needs and guaranteed to give you the hair you’ve always wanted.

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