Shed hair or Natural Hair Breakage? Know the difference

Know the difference between shed hair and breakage or every hair on your brush / comb is breakage?

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog💜💜💜.

Shedding is least talked about, i don’t know why though. I too never knew anything about shedding when i began my hair journey, all i knew is my hair is breaking. Have realized all we talk about is my hair is breaking too much, i can’t stand the breakage and so on. What if i told you some of that breakage is actually shed hair not breakage, Surprised? i know.

Let’s get down to it. Shedding is a natural process occurring at the hair root where your hair sheds 50-100 strands every single day, a lot of strands huh? The oldest hair is shed at the end of hair cycle giving room for new strands to grow. Don’t freak out as some strands are shed your hair is still growing as long as you having a healthy regimen and routine.Shed hair is almost the length of your hair strand and if you look closely the tip of shed hair may appear whitish.

shed hair and hair breakage

When detangling make sure all the shed hair is off your mane because it tends to tangle with your stands forming single strands knots/tangles especially if your hair has split ends. Getting rid of shed hair sometimes may feel like you are losing too much hair, don’t freak just let it all go and save yourself the knots and tangles as well as breakage from detangling.

If you skip and extend wash days, you’ll notice more shed hair from the detangling and washing process. Also if you wear a protective style for long you’ll have more shed hair when you undo the style. On the flip side too much or excessive shedding should be of concern. By excessive shedding i mean the hair shed is too much and you notice your hair is thinning losing your volume. If you experience excessive shedding the reasons would; scalp conditions, poor diet, stress or a medical issue.

Hair breakage is just breakage occurring at any point of your hair unlike shedding that happens at the root.Breakage isn’t a natural process it’s caused by hair dryness, not moisturizing well, over-manipulation, tight hairstyles like braids, holding your hair tightly, detangling dry hair and so on. Hair breakage is identified as strands that are shorter than your hair length and sometimes you can hear your hair break. It makes a snap like sound when breaking that is why you should gentle with your hair.

That’s all folks,see you on the next post how do you differentiate between shed hair and breakage?

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

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