Do you notice shorter strands of hair? Are you worried that it might be due to breakage or hair falling off? Or could it be simply new strands of hair growing? For most people, seeing these short strands can prompt one to worry thinking that their hair might be breaking without them even noticing. But you need to diagnose your hair’s condition before you make that assumption to ensure that a) you do not mistake new hair growth for hair breakage, and 2) you can do something to fix the problem (if in case it is proven to be due to breakage.
The simplest way to determine if you are having hair breakage is to examine the hair strands. Hair is composed of delicate fibers that are designed to be strong. However, a combination of factors such as weather conditions, heat styling, frequent styling in ponytail or braids, and harsh chemicals or formulas from various hair care products you apply onto your hair can cause it to deteriorate over time.
You can, therefore, tell if your hair is damaged and vulnerable to breakage by simply looking at the hair’s composition. Look for signs of stress in your hair such as fraying, split ends, or stretched strands. Depending on the extent of damage, you should be able to some see of these signs using the naked eye. On the flip side, new hair growth would not exhibited such signs as with breakage.
If you’re still not sure, you can pay your favorite hair stylist a visit. They can examine your hair’s condition for you and even recommend treatment procedure to restore its protein and moisture balance. The sooner you can address the problem, the sooner you can also stop its spread. The worst you could do is to assume that the short hairs are resulting from new hair growth when it can drastically impact the overall health status of your hair.
Are you suffering from hair breakage? What steps do you take to stop it?