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Hair Shedding With Flat Iron Use

Q: My hair sheds when I use a flat iron. I'd want to know why? I already have thin hair.

A: It sounds to me like your hair is breaking. Shedding is a natural process of that hair that's not need for alarm. When your hair breaks on the other hand that's bad news and there are certain steps you need to take to stop it.

1. Stop using your flat iron. One of the main causes of hair breakage is to over use of heat styling tools.

Instead switch to roller sets and wrapping your hair since these actually leave your hair in better condition than before, especially if used with a good conditioning regimen.

2. Have your hair ends trimmed to stop the breakage from traveling up the rest of your hair.

3. Build up your hair with a twice a week conditioning regimen, alternating protein and moisturizing conditioner.

Once the breakage in your hair stops, do a moisturizing conditioner 80% of the time.

You can also try rod sets and twist out hairstyles. They key is to avoid both the blow dryer and flat iron as much as you can, even after your hair gets healthy again.

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