There are a number of serious diseases and conditions that cause dry, brittle hair. For this reason, every new case of brittle hair should be evaluated by a medical professional if the exact cause is unknown. This is one way to prevent hair fall.
One way to prevent hair fall is to avoid chemical services and treatments as much as possible. Chemical services lift the protective, cuticle layer of the hair and penetrate the middle, cortex layer. The cortex layer contains structures that determine the strength, color and texture of the hair. Chemical services alter these structures to change the appearance of the hair. Repeated chemical treatments undermine the strength and integrity of the hair structure, causing the hair to become dry and brittle.
Oftentimes, you may even find that the water you wash your hair with and even swim in can do a lot of damage to your hair, causing it to lose nutrients and become dry, brittle, and prone to hair fall. When swimming, protect your hair from chlorine in swimming pools by wearing a swimming cap. Do not forget to rinse after going into a pool to minimize absorption of chlorine in your hair.
Use of chemical compounds on certain medications and medical treatments severely damage hair. Medical treatments for major illnesses, surgery, transplants and gastrointestinal bypasses also cause limp hair.
Aside from chemical products, you may find your hair becoming brittle from different factors including exposure to extreme wind or sunlight. It is also best that you protect your tresses from excessive heat especially exposure under strong sunlight because this can dry your hair and make it even more brittle.
By using good products you not only prevent hair fall, you also have a much better chance of giving your hair back some of the essential vitamins that have been taken away. Brittle hair can be enhanced by avoiding the use of shampoos that contain alkaline or alcohol. Aside from that, it is relevant to use a leave-on conditioner often at least once a week to keep your hair healthy and moisturised.