I had a client who asked me to recommend a serum or product that would help her with her hair breaking. Her hair is very fine so she can't coat it with products. Besides...that's the thing, nothing really 'repairs' the hair that is just a topical solution. Serums and shine products are usually full of silicone and just 'fake' it really. They are shiny and 'coat' the hair, they do provide some heat protection but most are not water soluble, and do build up. You can use silicate products and that helps with the build up but they don't gloss the hair, offer thermal protection or condition the hair; and they absorb water so seems to me would be extremely drying. Both cause for even more product use to either cleanse the hair to remove build up, or condition the hair.
One main thing that causes hair breakage is if you are on medications. The hair builds up those toxins and chemicals, if you think about it, that's why they take hair samples for DNA or drug testing. It makes sense; whatever we put into our bodies, is in our hair. Metabolites are the byproducts of a substance after it has run through our system, it goes through our blood stream, blood vessels in the head, and gets filtered through the hair.
So my advice, as always, is to work from the inside out.
Here is a great list of what vitamins and minerals you may be lacking that may be attributing to this.
and some prevention's: http://hairbreakage.net/prevent.html
The bottom line is: using natural products with natural oils, like avocado, olive, mustard, jojoba or almond oil; don't use products with a lot of protein, and lay off the heat.
Its not a quick fix. Its called eating healthy and maybe taking some extra steps to take care of your hair.
- The Egg Yolk and Olive Oil Treatment - In a small bowl combine one egg yolk and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Use a whisk or fork to mix the ingredients. Wet your hair and apply the treatment concentrating on the ends. Be sure to avoid your scalp. Keep the mixture on your hair while showering. Shampoo as usual to remove the treatment. This is one of the most simple solutions among all home remedies for hair breakage and it can be applied each week for a month.
- Vitamin E Treatment - Home remedies for hair breakage don't have to be difficult. The vitamin E treatment for hair breakage is known for its simplicity and quick implementation among home remedies for hair breakage. Just take about five or six vitamin E capsules and combine them with your favorite shampoo and proceed to wash your hair as usual.
- Hot Oil Treatment - This is one of the best home remedies for hair breakage. Put 6 tbsp of olive oil into a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat the oil until warm, but don't let it get too hot. Apply the oil to your hair from the scalp to the ends. Wrap a warm towel around your head for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair as usual.
These are from that same site, but they are time tested old timey remedies that are as natural as you can get.
Treat it like a spa day and take care of your hair one night a week.