What Causes Hair Tangling, Breakage/Shedding & Frizz?

Those pesky tangles are caused when the outer layer of your hair, aka the cuticle, becomes damaged and opens up. Unlike a smooth, closed cuticle that's healthy, the open layers of the cuticle become snagged on each other, resulting in tangles and knots in your hair. The more damaged the cuticle is, the worse the tangles.

Common causes of hair breakage/shedding are perming, chemical relaxing or hair coloring (specifically bleaching). With perms you can give yourself the dreaded “chemical haircut” by using a product that's too strong for your hair, causing it to swell to the point of breaking. Bleaching or coloring essentially does the same thing, usually when you've applied bleach. Please seek professional assistance to prevent over processing your hair.

Frizz is your hair telling you it's thirsty for some moisture. Curly hair is especially prone to frizz, but any hair type can get it. When it comes to dry and frizzy hair the culprits are usually heated styling tools. Blow dryers, curling irons/ flat irons, or wands and their repeated use, rob your hair of moisture and cause frizz.

So what do all three of these common hair ailments have in common? They all require some serious moisturizing to get rid of them. For those darned perma-tangles, a leave-in conditioner will usually do the trick. This helps coats the open cuticle and makes it “slippery,” so your hair will glide through itself instead of getting caught up and tangled. A bad case of the frizzies is just begging for some deep conditioning treatments to help restore your hair's missing moisture. Dialing down the heat settings on your styling tools will also go a long way toward beating the frizz. Hair breakage requires some serious therapy. If your ends are totally fried, get them trimmed before they split and break off more. Twice a month use deep conditioning treatments as they help protect your hair against damage.

If you encounter any issues with your hair, we highly recommend using the product Avanti Silicon Mix Hidratante and Avanti Silicon Mix Hair Treatment, it will restore shine, health and the softness to dry, weak or damaged hair.